Asia/Pacific

APC in Qatar for an interfaith dialogue on social networking

BUENOS AIRES 2 November 2011 (Dafne Sabanes Plou for APCNews)

Followers turned to Twitter to receive words of guidance from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Chief Rabbi and Muslim leaders during the London riots in August. APC’s Dafne Plou was in Qatar to follow how today’s religious progressives are using social networking to spread their messages.

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Secure My Video Guide - a work in progress

EngageMedia has released the Secure My Video Guide, which contributes “to best practice tactics ensuring the publication and access to social justice video is secure under volatile conditions.” The guide is an open document, a work in progress and encourages contributions.

Feminist Technology Exchange (FTX) - Cambodia

Date and time: 
Jan 17 2011 (All day) - Jan 21 2011 (All day)

EngageMedia is hiring - VIDEO LINGUA COORDINATOR

Melbourne

EngageMedia and the Participatory Culture Foundation have teamed up to launch a Southeast Asia video subtitling project based on the Universal Subtitles system. We're looking for an outgoing person based in Malaysia or the Philippines to lead the project and bring it to life.

The Project

90% of India's e-waste is recycled informally – when will gov't policy recognise this?

CALGARY 14 October 2011 (LC for APCNews)

According to the GISWatch 2010 report, electronics is the fastest growing sector in India and are purchased by about 52 million people. From 1993 to 2000 the number of PCs owned by Indians grew 604% and one can only imagine how many computers have been bought since then.

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Bangladesh formally entered the era of community radio with the launch of Radio Padma FM 99.2, a community radio station

RAJSHAHI, Oct 7 Information Minister Abul Kalam has said the present
government believes in freedom of the mass media and protecting the rights
of the media men.

He stated this while inaugurating the broadcasting program of community
radio `Radio Padma’ in Rajshahi Medical College auditorium here this
evening as the chief guest.

Centre for Communication and Development(CCD), Rajshahi,

ICTs and environmental sustainability: India baseline study

By Syed S. Kazi, Divya Menon & Ashok Karna (May 2011, APC and Digital Empowerment Foundation )

In India, the ICT boom in recent years has greatly increased the presence of new dangerous and toxic waste in the environment but no official policies have been created to deal with the informal disposal of e-waste in the country. This study addresses the need for a consolidated study in India of any sorts to measure the policy trends in relation to environmental sustainability, climate change and ICTs.

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ICTs and environmental sustainability: Bangladesh baseline study

By Partha Sarker and Munir Hasan (June 2011, APC and Bytes for All )

Bangladesh, like many countries, is particularly vulnerable to climate change. This new report by Partha Sarker and Munir Hasan indicates that information and communications technologies (ICTs) and environmental sustainability issues are still not on Bangladeshi policy makers’ agendas.

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