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Opinion Sharing Meeting on Role of Community Radio in implementing Right To Information in Bangladesh

Dhaka

Opinion Sharing Meeting on
Role of Community Radio in implementing
Right To Information in Bangladesh

An opinion sharing meeting on “the role of Community Radio in implementing Right to Information” was held on 28th February, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Information Commission Bangladesh Office at Sher-e-Bangla-Nagar, Agargaon, Dhaka. The meeting was organized by Information Commission.

LinkedIn temporarily blocked in China

Ottawa, Canada

On February 24th, LinkedIn – the popular business social networking site – was unexpectedly unavailable in China. Users suspected the site had fallen victim to China’s strict censorship regime, often called the Great Firewall.

Fortunately, LinkedIn’s sudden disappearance appears to have been only temporary, as the site was accessible again late Friday evening.

India's untapped potential: Are a billion people losing out because of spectrum?

CALGARY 28 February 2011 (LC for APCNews)

As one of the world’s fastest growing economies and with over 65% of its billion-plus population under 35, India has huge potential. But according to a new report by Shyam Ponappa, commissioned by APC the current model for managing spectrum in India could be a huge barrier to the country’s economic and social development. Instead, he suggests that “it would be much more conducive to a sound economy…to have two to three main operators as we do with the provision of utilities.

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Bangladesh: Training Workshop on Community Radio: Stakeholders and Local Monitoring Committee Members

Dhaka

The “Training Workshop on Community Radio: Stakeholders and Local Monitoring committee Members” was taken place in Rajshahi division from February 26-27, 2001 at Rajshhi Circuit House conference room, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

The program was organized by National Institute of Mass Communication of Ministry of Information with the support of UNICEF Bangladesh under the project namely ‘Adv

Breaking News : Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has started issuing demand note for frequency

Dhaka

Breaking News
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
has started issuing demand note for frequency allocation of
Community Radio

The reliable source confirmed that Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has started issuing spectrum demand note for frequency allocation to import transmitter.

Local radio, sms helplines, and the internet: Filipino women think local in stopping eVAW

MANILA 11 February 2011 (Foundation for Media Alternatives)

From radio dramas by a student theatre collective, to an sms helpline for migrant Filipinas working abroad, to web-based technology to help victims of violence in ex US military bases, five organisations that work with women and ICTs are being awarded with small grants to implement these projects through the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme’s (WNSP) Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women project, which targets the third Millennium development goal on equality for women.

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There is no so-called illegal download!

South Korea

Popular celebrities (Ahn Seong-gi, Park Joong-hoon, etc.) in South Korea have launched a public campaign called good downloader The message of this “public campaign” is that films and animations where these actors/actresses and singers
are starring are in danger due to illegal downloading.

Open spectrum for development: India case study

By Shyam Ponapa, Centre for Internet and Society (January 2011, APC )

Spectrum management and regulation is the collective responsibility of more than one body in India. There are different bodies handling spectrum licensing, regulation, pricing, and the levy of penalties; some bodies have only an advisory role.

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EngageMedia is hiring: Technology Director

Asia-Pacific

APC Australia / Indonesia member, EngageMedia, is looking for a skilled, motivated, energetic person to lead our software development and technology program activities. You’ll have a passion for innovation, coordination of teams across the globe, you’re a great communicator and you love to travel.

Irresponsible Pakistani media and authorities violates rape victim's privacy

ISLAMABAD 21 December 2010 (TakeBackTheTech Pakistan)

One women was raped and another beaten in Pakistan. Both electronic media and law enforcing agencies, rather than respecting the survivors’ privacy, publicly identified them by their names and gave irrelevant information about them (that they were returning from a ‘dance party’ at 2:00 am), reinforcing the ‘she asked for it’ mindset. The rape survivor withdrew her case. Read the open letter that Take Back the Tech Pakistan wrote to Advisor to the Chief Minister of Sindh, one of the authorities harmed the survivor’s reputation.

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