Cultural and linguistic diversity

Revolutionary blogfarm for Hungarian activists
Revolutionary blogfarm for Hungarian activists 12 July 2010 Green Spider

APC member in Budapest, Green Spider, is challenging Facebook and YouTube by offering a home-grown Web 2.0 suite for Hungarian activists. “In the face of the overwhelming monoculture of corporate social networking tools, the service has taken off amongst grassroots activists, community organisers and charities in the Hungarian social and environmental movement,” says Green Spider.

Climate Interactive
Climate Interactive 26 May 2010

The Climate Scoreboard - C-ROADS analysis of Copenhagen Accord Submissions. The Climate Scoreboard uses the C-ROADS simulation to calculate the long-term climate impacts of proposals under consideration in the negotiations to produce a global climate treaty. Embedded Scoreboards automatically update as the deal improves. Climate Interactive screenshot: The Climate Scoreboard

Time to Establish a Knowledge Commission in Bangladesh
Time to Establish a Knowledge Commission in Bangladesh 18 January 2010 Mr. Mohammad Mizanur Rahman

A few months ago, former Indian President eminent scientist Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam visited Bangladesh as a convocation speaker for UITS.

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF)
Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) 14 September 2009

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), a Delhi-based not-for-profit organisation, was registered on December 2002, to find solutions to bridge the digital divide. With no political affiliations, it was founded to uplift the downtrodden and to create economic and commercial viability using information and communications technologies (ICTs) as means to these ends. DEF’s vision is to make digital...

Call for applications: Localising software into ANY African language
Call for applications: Localising software into ANY African language 21 August 2009 Manal Hassan

Deadline: 27 August 2009 Call for applications: Language Teams Organisation: African Network for Localisation (ANLoc) Project: Localise Software

ICT4Culture: Establishing a coalition Bangladesh Coalition for Cultural Diversity (BCCD)
ICT4Culture: Establishing a coalition Bangladesh Coalition for Cultural Diversity (BCCD) 19 March 2009 AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR

Establishing a coalition Bangladesh Coalition for Cultural Diversity (BCCD) BACKGROUND UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity is adopted by the UNESCO in 2001.

APC Internet Rights Charter now in Esperanto
APC Internet Rights Charter now in Esperanto 09 March 2009 LC

The Asocio de Verduloj Esperantistaj (AVE), an Esperanto organisation in Germany has translated the APC Internet Rights Charter into Esperanto. This takes the number of languages the charter is available up to twenty. Thanks, AVE!

Social networking - the new pressure group in India
Social networking - the new pressure group in India 12 February 2009 KAH

My Goan colleague Frederick Noronha, a happily-married Indian man, to my surprise recently joined the Facebook group “A Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women”.

Can the Commons be Universal? Embracing Linguistic Diversity at Sapporo
Can the Commons be Universal? Embracing Linguistic Diversity at Sapporo 28 July 2008 Natalie Brown

iSummit 08This week, free thinkers and open culture activists from around the world will gather in Sapporo, Japan, for the fourth global ICommons ISummit. The Summit will cover many exciting aspects of the Commons and open content movements, including open education, DIY video, and academic research on free culture.

Young but experienced Cambodian NGO joins APC
Young but experienced Cambodian NGO joins APC 17 June 2008 FD

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 col...

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