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Producing Sarawak Gone

Sarawak

SARAWAK-GONE.jpgSARAWAK-GONE.jpg Sarawak Gone is a micro-docs video series exploring four remote Bidayuh communities accessible by foot within an hour’s drive from Kuching, capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia. apc.au’s Andrew Garton provides an overview of the process of gathering material for this series currently in the making.

A small team left Kuching for what turned out to be an 18 km trek visiting four remote Bidayuh communities. It was epic! We were shooting material for the micro-docs series, Sarawak Gone.

Sarawak Gone explores four remote Bidayuh communities accessible by foot within an hour’s drive from Kuching, capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia. They will lose their livelihood, traditional lands and culture, their rights and heritage with the development of the controversial Bengoh Dam project.

From Kuching to Sapporo

On location SarawakOn location Sarawak I’m writing from Kuching, capital city of Sarawak, the second largest Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. I’m here for a month working on the micro-docs series, Sarawak Gone, which you can read about on APC News.

On 27 July I head for Sapporo, Japan where I will participate in the next iCommons iSummit that will see the production of video, Identifying The Commons, for both APC and the iCommons. Identifying The Commons will support the APC Strategic Scoping Paper, Growing the Global Information Commons.

For more information on the video and paper go to:

News, via SMS, claimed to reach 60,000 subscribers in eastern India

GOA, India

A journlalist I know, Jatindra Dash from the eastern Indian state of Orissa, started this rather interesting SMS-based news-service in the Oriya language which is spoken by some 31 million people.

Reefnet Project in Syria lunched Mobile Computer Lab (E-BAG)

Salamieh Telecentre

Reefnet Project in Syria lunched Mobile Computer Lab (E-BAG)
Salamieh telecentre through Reefnet project aim to promote and connect rural people in Syrian community.

Privacy and Communication Rights Advocacy in the Philippines: A CSO Capacity-Building Workshop and Policy Dialogue

Location: 
Tarragon Room, Cravings Restaurant, Katipunan Road, Quezon City
Date and time: 
Jun 20 2008 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Privacy, Security and the Public Interest: Global and Philippine Policy Perspectives

Location: 
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights
Date and time: 
Jun 19 2008 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Emergent technologies and shifting legal frameworks are evolving both opportunities and threats for citizens and communities in a post-9/11 world.

Young but experienced Cambodian NGO joins APC

MONTREAL 17 June 2008 (FD for APCNews)

APC welcomes its new Cambodian member, Open Institute. “We see ourselves as facilitators,” explained Chim Manavy, executive director of the start-up NGO. “We facilitate communication, knowledge-sharing and gender equity through the strategic use of ICT and of the Khmer language”. What this means on the ground, is easy to understand when one takes a look at the track record of OI’s colleagues.

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Internet powerhouse, Korea? Shame on its internet policies!

SEOUL 16 June 2008 (Jinbonet for Jinbonet)

The OECD ministerial meeting on “the Future of the Internet Economy” is being held in Seoul, Korea from June 17th to 18th. The Korean government seems to use this meeting as an opportunity to show off its advances of the Internet technology. However, no one would call a nation a ‘leading country of the Internet’ solely on its strong information technology base and IT industries. We hope this meeting would be a chance for the Korean government to recognize and feel embarrassed for its information and communication policies, including Internet policies, which violate many human-rights and is lagging behind. Read APC member in Korea, Jinbonet’s press release.

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South Korea: Civil war without a gun

SEOUL, South Korea

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