Europe

Blackout against internet censorship in Hungary

BUDAPEST 5 January 2011 (Robert Fidrich for Green Spider)

On 1 January 2011, a new law came into effect, which now enables the ruling party to gain control of the internet through the creation of a powerful censorship authority. To show our concern for fundamental rights and free speech we will black out our online presence on the 5 January 2011 for 24 hours. We ask that everyone concerned about fundamental rights and free speech to black out its online presence on the 5th January 2011 for 24 hours. To show your outrage and solidarity with the Hungarian media please include this HTML snippet into your site, which will automatically add a similar black splash screen as seen on this site.

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Digital Age: Parents and Children Warned about Risks Related to Internet

The OneWorld Platform for Southeast Europe (owpsee) promotes the values of internet as an extremely useful tool and resource for acquisition of new knowledge, but at the same time warns about the possible dangers of abuse of children on internet.

Developed by: 
Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University
Description: 

Imeasure is a home energy monitoring calculator. It is a simple online tool to help people cut energy use at home, save money and protect the environment by tracking their energy use at home and competing with others for the lowest carbon footprint, based on regular gas and electricity meter readings.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.imeasure.org.uk/
Contact person: 
Muriel
Contact email: 
muriel@imeasure.org.uk
Type of access: 
registration required to participate
Type of information available online: 
graphs, resources, user carbon rating, forum
Developed by: 
Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University
Description: 

Oxfordshire ClimateXChange is a climate change engagement and action project led by the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University. It started in 2006 with the support of many partners across Oxfordshire, and now operates to engage and inspire action on climate change within specific sectors in Oxfordshire.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://climatex.org/
Contact person: 
Jo Hamilton
Contact email: 
info@climatex.org
Type of access: 
open, registration required to post
Type of information available online: 
tools, news, links, community map, forum, blogs, calendar

Could you be a cyber-terrorist? Avoid becoming “collateral damage”

BARCELONA 11 October 2010 (Pangea for APC)

Daniel is a photographer who lives in Europe. He works for a magazine and has recently travelled to Pakistan and the United States to illustrate an article about the architecture of mosques. When he gets home he is arrested – because his internet profile matches that of a cyber terrorist. How could it happen? And could it happen to you?

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Developed by: 
Green Spider, Hungary
Description: 

Green Spider is running a re-use programme called “Green PC.” It collects used computers from organisations and individuals, refurbishes and outfits them with FOSS operating systems, and then donates them to small grassroots organisations.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.ZPOK.hu
Contact person: 
Maxigas
Contact email: 
maxigas@anargeek.net
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
Project information in Hungarian
Developed by: 
European Environment Agency
Description: 

European Environment Agency (EEA) of the European Union aims to provide sound, independent information on the environment and is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps
Contact person: 
contact form
Contact email: 
http://www.eea.europa.eu/help/infocentre/enquiries/portal_factory/Enquiry/enquiry.2010-10-05.3087548126/edit
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
datasets, maps, graphs, indicators, tools
Developed by: 
WWF
Description: 

An online calculator and map visualising outcomes of four scenarios in terms of global CO2 savings from the use of IT services instead of flying and commuting. Possible selection of IT services, regions, scenarios and years for which potential savings are calculated.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.worldwildlife.org/carbonprojector/
Contact person: 
contact form
Contact email: 
http://worldwildlife.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/worldwildlife.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
calculator, map, scenario
Developed by: 
Microsoft and the European Environment Agency (EEA)
Description: 

Eye on Earth is a two-way communication platform on the environment which brings together scientific information with feedback and observations of millions of ordinary people. It is the result of a partnership between Microsoft and the European Environment Agency (EEA). Currently, it includes information on the water quality for more than 22.000 bathing sites throughout Europe.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://eyeonearth.eu/home.aspx
Contact person: 
European Environmental Agency: contact form
Contact email: 
http://www.eea.europa.eu/address.html
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
place-specific air & water quality data, sms notification service

ICT Update magazine, new issue: Irrigation

The latest issue of ICT Update magazine has just been published online at http://ictupdate.cta.int

ICT Update issue 56, August 2010: Irrigation

Figures from the FAO show that irrigation can increase crop yields by up to 400%.

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