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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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"Telling stories has this amazing power..."

Mexico

As part of APC WNSP´s MDG3 project “Take Back the Tech!

The first Feminist Tech Exchange in Pakistan a pleasant surprise

Pakistan

“I think that although I have always been an optimist, in many ways I am a cynic as well :) .

Pakistani internet ban is excuse to “curb voices against corruption”

ISLAMABAD 8 June 2010 (Bytes For All for APC)

By Sabeen Mahmud.By Sabeen Mahmud.After lifting the nationwide Facebook ban on May 31, the Lahore High Court directed authorities to devise methods to permanently block “blasphemous content” on the internet in Pakistan. “We believe that this order will be misused by the government to block citizens access to online activism and curb voices against corruption and corrupt practices by the government functionaries and that an open internet is essential in the fight for transparency,” says internet rights defender Bytes For All.

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