Strategic use of the internet
Jayalakshmi Chittoor, from the Indian organisation i4d, was attending the Telecentre Leaders Forum and we met in the corridor. We had 15 minutes to talk about future collaboration and we ended up talking about the Film Festival, a initiative that shows how technology changes people’s lives through video. That’s GK3, the Global Knowledge Conference that officially starts tomorrow in Kuala Lumpur.
A Cambodian blogger asked recently
whether former King Norodom Sihanouk should be considered the country’s
founding father of blogging.
He got no definitive answer.
Cambodian blog watchers say the 84-year-old monarch may not have known
he was blogging when he unveiled his Web site, updated daily by his
staff since 2002 with his views on national affairs, correspondence
with his admirers and news about his film-making hobby.
Citizens in China and Europe from the academia, NGO, companies, government met in Liège (Belgium) to exchange perspectives and discuss on the topic of Information Society and the Internet in China and Europe. The workshop on “IT systems on the age of the Internet” (4-5 October) was the first step of the China-Europe Forum (6-7 October).
Speakers at a discussion in Dhaka on September 17 asked Bangadesh’s government not to sign any agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to protect the country’s interests. APC-member VOICE demanded transparency and accountability on the part of the government.
A couple of weeks ago we blogged that workers employed in care homes in
north London (UK) were told by their employer — a private company
called Fremantle — that their wages were being cut by 30%, their hours
increased, their sick pay become a thing of the past, and their
pensions reduced, triggering an <a href="http://blog.apc.org/en/index.shtml?x=5197682">online campaign from LabourStart</a>
which was then taken offline following letters to LaborStart’s internet
service provider from Freemantle. The campaign continues. Read this
update from LabourStart.
On September 9, we were on the road. The Digital Citizen Indaba (DCI), a one-day event about blogging in Africa got under way. But more than making a diary simply public, discussions started by asking why vloggers, photobloggers and bloggers actually blog.