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Bangladesh formally entered the era of community radio with the launch of Radio Padma FM 99.2, a community radio station
Bangladesh formally entered the era of community radio with the launch of Radio Padma FM 99.2, a community radio station 07 October 2011 APC

RAJSHAHI, Oct 7 Information Minister Abul Kalam has said the present government believes in freedom of the mass media and protecting the rights of the media men. He stated this while inaugurating the broadcasting program of community radio `Radio Padma’ in Rajshahi Medical College auditorium here this evening as the chief guest. Centre for Communication and Development(CCD), Rajshahi, Bangladesh organised the inaugural ceremony in collaboration with Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio ...

APC’s input to the WSIS+10 review process
APC’s input to the WSIS+10 review process 05 September 2011 APC

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcome documents and the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/252 resolved to conduct an overall review of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes in 2015. In this context, the UN Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) is conducting an open consultation process with all WSIS stakeholders. APC supports the WSIS process and remains committed to ...

Turkey abandons unpopular filtering software
Turkey abandons unpopular filtering software 15 August 2011 GJ

Earlier this year Turkey’s Information Technologies Board (BTK) announced plans to require all internet users to install a filtering software in order to access the internet. The proposed software would come with four content settings to choose from: standard, domestic, family and child. However, the criteria for blocking content would not be made public. The announcement sparked wide...

APC is going to be busy at the IGF
APC is going to be busy at the IGF 04 August 2011 grady

Pre-event on Access On 26 September 2011, APC will be holding a pre-event aimed at discussing how access to the internet relates to wider human rights, specifically the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. The event will consider questions such as: - How does access to the internet relate to freedom of association, movement building and democratisation? - How is the right to f...

Internet and social media a tool of the affluent
Internet and social media a tool of the affluent 20 July 2011 grady

According a recent report from the University of California, the internet, and social media in particular, is dominated by the rich and educated. So who are these monocled media masters? These bourgeois bloggers? Contrary to the popular opinion that the internet is a level playing field, data from users in the United States showed that “college graduates are 1.5 times more likely to ...

Low Cost Solutions for Wireless Connectivity
Low Cost Solutions for Wireless Connectivity 01 July 2011 Ermanno Pietrosemoli

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy) along with the Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala organize the above mentioned course, to be held at the Departamento de Fisica — Edificio T-1 Segundo Nivel, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, 01012 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala —. Experienced tutors will guide and assi...

The Dutch have done it again
The Dutch have done it again 24 June 2011 grady

From the people who brought you legal marijuana, freaky sex clubs and pickled herring comes the craziest thing yet. Of course, I’m talking about the net neutrality law that just passed through Dutch parliament. Get your mind out of the gutter. The new law will make it illegal for telecommunications companies to charge their clients extra for using high-bandwidth services like Skype....

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