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Violence against women and ICTs: Reports from 10 countries

By APC (May 2010, GenderIT )
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Bangladesh: How and Where is Bangladesh Telecenter Network (BTN) funded by donor Agencies

Dhaka

Two years back I wrote two articles on telecentre movement, Birth of BTN and Trend & Trade of Telecenre Movement, where I showed wrong way and fallacy of ICT4D. The both articles were appreciated not only in Bangladesh, even I got kind responses from British, French and American ICT thinkers.

The mBillionth award: Promoting excellence in mobile media in South Asia

CALGARY 4 May 2010 (DEF)

South Asia is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing mobile markets, surpassing traditional media like television, radio, printed press and newer media like the internet. And mobile platforms are becoming the natural choice for extending digital services – SMS and basic voice to smart phones and enterprise workflow. Mobile is the choice for new content and services. APC member Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and the Government of India launches a new award to recognise the best mobile applications in the region with awards in ten categories “Find out more about the mBillionth award”:http://mbillionth.in/.

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AMARC Asia Pacific Welcomes Approval of Community Radio Licenses in Bangladesh

Dhaka

Kathmandu, April 27, 2010. Asia Pacific Region of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC-Asia Pacific has welcomed the recent decision of the Government of Bangladesh to approve 12 community radio licenses. This is the first time in the history of Bangladesh that community radio licenses have been approved.

Does your mother know? The online lives of young women in Mumbai

MUMBAI 29 April 2010 (Manjima Bhattacharjya and Maya Ganesh for GenderIT.org)

“And I can chat with you baby / Flirt a little, maybe / But does your mother know that you’re out ?” Twenty-something middle-class women in Mumbai, the city with the highest internet use in India, talk about how they explore their sexuality online, how they present themselves however they want and how they deal with risky situations. Photo: “Jef Harris”:http://www.flickr.com/people/jefharris/

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Breaking News:Bangladesh: 12 Community Radio have Clearance first time in Bangladesh

Dhaka

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), since its inception, has been advocating with the government and with other organizations for the promotion of Community Radio to address critical social issues at community level, such as poverty and social exclusion, empowerment of marginalized rural groups and catalyze democratic process in decision making and ongoing development effo

Bangladesh is poised to become a model for systematic and sustainable Community Radio

Dhaka

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has organized a conference on ‘Community Radio in Bangladesh: Lesson from International Practice, Moving from Policy to Action in Bangladesh’, on 13th April 2010, in BRAC Inn, Dhaka, Bangladesh, supported by USAID/PROGATI. International Expert on community radio from U.S.A.

Culture is a bigger barrier to Bangladeshi girls going online than lack of money or computers

CALGARY 15 April 2010 (LC for APCNews)

“If a boy wants to attend a computer course community members encourage him but if a girl wants to go elders ask her why she wants to complicate her life,” says Dhaka-based Mahmud Hasan. In a country where one in every two males accesses information online yet only three in a hundred Bangladeshi women do, access for schoolgirls is not just about the availability of computers and classes. For girls, it requires the support of the entire community and flexible school schedules as revealed by a study using APC’s Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM).

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Why "real men" don't use telecentres in the Philippines

CALGARY 15 April 2010 (LC for APCNews)

While in Africa and Latin America telecentres are trying to cater to the needs of both sexes by making them more accommodating to women, telecentres in the Philippines are trying to make them more inviting to men. A study which looked at one rural and one fishing community using GEM – the APC’s Gender Evaluation Methodology – has helped telecentre managers learn why men are staying away. APC talks to Angelo Juan Ramos of the Philippine telecentre network that carried out the study to find out how GEM uncovered surprising results that will help telecentres appeal to everyone.

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Conference on Community Radio in Bangladesh: Lesson from International Practice, Moving from Policy to Action in Bangladesh

Dhaka

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is organizing a Conference on Community Radio in Bangladesh: Lesson from International Practice, Moving from Policy to Action in Bangladesh with support from USAID/PROGATI project.

The conference would be held on Tuesday, 13 April, 2010 at 10:30 AM in BRAC INN, Mohakhali Dhaka.

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