Asia/Pacific

New deadline for subissions to “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) contest

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, PAFPNET, has recently launched an essay writing contest on “Youth and ICTs in Agriculture and Rural Development”. The deadline to apply is extended to 15 August 2010.

The Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan

Karachi

It was 19th May 2010, when on the orders by Lahore High Court, Government of Pakistan placed a blanket ban on approximately 10,548 websites. From the very outset, we knew that this is NOT the blasphemous content, which is depriving citizens from using Internet and web enabled services.

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.

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