Asia/Pacific

Legislation against cyber crimes in Cambodia being created

Calgary

“After an increasing number of the use of telephone/digital camera to traffic image of women (nude) without their consent, the Cambodian government this week starts to discuss the creaton of a legislation against cyber crimes,” wrote Chim Manavy of the Open Institute to the APC.

Talks began on 13 July 2010 about the creation of a legislation against cyber crimes that would include such acts of

Towards an EngageMedia strategic plan

Australia / Indonesia

Over the past five years EngageMedia has established itself as a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region.

Producing social justice video in Asia? Take the EngageMedia strategic planning survey

JAKARTA 14 July 2010 (EngageMedia for EngageMedia)

EngageMedia has been working hard over the past five years to establish itself as “a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region.” Come share with EngageMedia before 6 August what you think of their services and give suggestions on what you think they do best, what they should do more of, and help them create their strategic plan for the next few years.

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Cambodia announces observation centre to end violence against women

CALGARY 12 July 2010 (LC for APCNews)

As part of its plan to bring an end to violence against women in the country, Cambodia’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs will set up a Gender Issues Observatory, the first of its kind in the country. According to the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Ing Kanthaphavi, the centre will study the challenges that Cambodian women face to prevent further violence.

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Training Workshop for Community Radio Station Mangers and Initiators: “Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation”

Dhaka

Training Workshop for Community Radio Station Mangers and Initiators: “Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation”
Date: 19-21 June 2010, Venue: Meeting IDB Bhaban, Dhaka

Organized by : Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
Supported by : Canadian International Development Agency

In this three day long training workshop different issues related

Join the discussion on Bangladesh's digital future in an open, global online forum

7 July 2010 (Partha Sarker and LC for Bytes for All)

Ever want to help shape a national ICT policy? Now is your chance to help formulate Bangladesh’s digital strategy. One of the oldest information and communication technology networks for development in South Asia, BytesforAll, has partnered with UNDP Bangladesh’s Access to Information (A2I) programme and the national government organise a global online consultation, in order to shape the “strategic priorities of digital Bangladesh”. The discussions, which started on 6 July 2010, will run until 13 September 2010, covering a different topic every week. Don’t miss your chance to “participate in the discussion”:http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/bytesforall_readers.

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Training of Facilitators: Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation in Bangladesh

Dhaka

A three days long training workshop titled, ‘Training of Facilitators: Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation’ has inaugurated today in IDB Bhaban, Dhaka.

The event has organized by Community Radio Academy and Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) (19-21 June 2010) with the support of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Planning Workshop for Youth Radio Program in Bangladesh

Dhaka

A daylong planning workshop titled, “Planning Workshop for Youth Radio Program” organized by Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) in 1st July 2010 at BNNRC conference room. The event was supported by British Council- Bangladesh and Equal Access- Nepal.

Quiet Moments of an Advocate for Women and Women’s Rights….

Philippines

An invitation to talk about online safety to young women and girls on a radio show came…

There I was preparing to make myself heard,

There I was trying to think through what information I can share about women, VAW and ICT

Then there I was, standing, listening, trying to understand what it is about ICT that I should know…

The language of violence against women and women’s righ

Confidential Pakistani document reveals plans for stricter control of the internet and freedom of expression

ISLAMABAD 23 June 2010 (Bytes for All for APCNews)

Since May 20, Pakistan has experienced a wave of strict internet content control with thousands of web pages blocked following a Facebook campaign inviting users to “Draw Muhammad”. The Facebook campaign pushed Pakistani authorities to actively engage in blocking and filtering internet content, leaving Pakistani citizens powerless against the online blanket ban. Further plans by the government to continue to filter any content it considers “objectionable” have been revealed in a confidential document obtained by APC member Bytes for All. “These new guidelines will give Pakistan’s government the power to cripple Pakistani citizens’ access to information and freedom of expression over the internet,” say internet rights activists.

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