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APCNews 151 – India's e-waste, new paper on spectrum, IGF 2011 – 24/10/11

APCNews 151 – India’s e-waste, new paper on spectrum, IGF 2011 – 24/10/11

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APCNews – October 24 2011 – Year XI Issue 151
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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90% of India’s e-waste is recycled informally – when will gov’t policy recognise this?

CALGARY (LC for APCNews) – According to the GISWatch 2010 report, electronics is the fastest growing sector in India and are purchased by about 52 million people. From 1993 to 2000 the number of PCs owned by Indians grew 604% and one can only imagine how many computers have been bought since then.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/13108/
Last year’s Global Information Society Watch focused on ICTs and their impact on the environment and climate change – reports from more than 50 countries: http://www.giswatch.org

APC publishes new issue paper on spectrum for development

CALGARY (LC for APCNews) – A new issue paper (http://www.apc.org/en/system/files/OpenSpectrumIssuePaper_EN.pdf) by South Africa-based ICT expert Steve Song for APC explains how wireless spectrum is about to bridge the digital divide. This article summarises some of the key points of his paper which is available for download.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/13224/

Stripping the IGF bare: Where are women’s rights?

MONTEVIDEO (APC for APCNews) GenderIT.org interviews Chat García, Dafne Plou, Jac sm Kee, Jan Moolman and Jen Radloff from the APC women’s programme on gender balance and the presence of women’s rights in the 2011 IGF.
http://www.genderit.org/articles/stripping-igf-bare-where-are-women-s-ri...

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― WHAT’S HOT ON APC.ORG ―

Internet Governance Forum 2011
September 27-30 Kenya

APC’s closing statement to the Sixth Internet Governance Forum(Sept 30)
http://www.apc.org/en/node/13070
It’s time for human rights to be the centre of the internet governance debate (Sept 29)
http://www.apc.org/en/node/13060
Can we have internet governance without internet rights? (Sept 27)
http://www.apc.org/en/node/13016
Let’s get spectrum right: It’s time to start making use of TV white spaces (Press release Oct 3)
http://www.apc.org/en/node/13074/
APC’s reflections on the IGF coming soon…

Hot issues on gender and the Internet Governance Forum: Newsletter out!
http://www.apc.org/en/news/gender/hot-issues-gender-and-internet-governa...

Rural realities, real solutions: ICT4D conference in Johannesburg
http://www.ngopulse.org/ict4rd

Recommendations made at the WATRA workshop on the migration to digital broadcasting in West-Africa
http://www.apc.org/en/news/policy/recommendations-made-watra-workshop-mi...

APC member Colnodo condemns anti-piracy law
http://cmsi.colnodo.apc.org/documentos.shtml?x=4224

Digital TV in West Africa: Who’s taking the plunge and how? (APCNews)
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12895/
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