Asia/Pacific

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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Virtual world, real dangers

The Express Tribune, Pakistan
Virtual world, real dangers
06 September 2011

Breaking the silence

Newsline Magazine, Pakistan
Breaking the silence
06 September 2011

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 2011

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the
UN Internet Governance Forum 2011

Dhaka [Bangladesh 25 August 2011] Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) arranged a Bangladesh Consultation meeting on Bangladesh’s preparation ahead of the upcoming sixth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) scheduled to be held in Nairobi, Kenya with the support from Bangladesh Telecommunication Reg

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