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DRC: Alternatives reveals the first independent study on an internet infrastructure that can serve the entire country
DRC: Alternatives reveals the first independent study on an internet infrastructure that can serve the entire country 21 August 2007 Michel Lambert

The NGO Alternatives revealed the first independent feasibility study on the implementation of a vast infrastructure the size of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the beginning of August 2007. Carried out by Congolese researchers with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the company, Xit Télécom, and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the study proposes, in particular, that the implementation of the network be carried out in partne...

Bangladesh is on the way to open-up the Community  Radio: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee
Bangladesh is on the way to open-up the Community Radio: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee 25 July 2007 APC

Recently, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has taken a strategic campaign program where the Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, Hon’ble Chief Adviser of the Non-Party Care Taker Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Barrister Mainul Hosein, Adviser of the Ministry of Information and the Mr. Didarul Anower, Secretary of the Ministry of Information were included. Under the campaign program, an appeal was made to allow the draft broadcasting policy, side b...

GKP recalls commitment to bridge digital divide
GKP recalls commitment to bridge digital divide 21 July 2007 APC

Last few years we are looking for the best info-tech for the benefits of rural people. Indeed still the technology is so expensive for them because we have no well off IT infrastructure and making technological services on vernacular language is also challenging task. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, former adviser of caretaker government and vice chancellor of BRAC university, observed these when he w...

Global Information Society Watch report launched in Dhaka
Global Information Society Watch report launched in Dhaka 29 June 2007 BytesForAll Bangladesh

The report was launched on the sideline of a discussion meeting on ‘Reviewing the progress of WSIS action plan in Bangladesh’ organised by Bytesforall Bangladesh and other partner organisations. GISW, APC and Uruguayan member ITeM report that monitors the information society revolution, was presented at this event, where the Bangladesh chapter was highlighted.

Global public policy: How civil society can intervene effectively
Global public policy: How civil society can intervene effectively 04 June 2007 APC

The "Civil Society Intervention in the Reform of Global Public Policy" seminar was held in Paris in April 2007. The aim was to bring together activists and academics involved in three public policy campaigns – international finance institutions, international tax and internet governance – to reflect on their practices and learn from one another. Willie Currie of the APC reports on t...

AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D
AllAfrica.com ... on ICT4D 19 April 2007 APC

AllAfrica.com has this story titled Nigeria: ICT as a Development Tool which looks at examples from Nigeria, Bangladesh and Ethiopia. It says: “Other examples are India, where the biggest obsession right now is the mobile phone; Mozambique, where ICT is being used to tackle the malaria scourge; Uganda, where [GNU]Linux-based solar power Wifi VOIP stations are being used to bring ICTs to t...

e-Governance in Nepal
e-Governance in Nepal 27 March 2007 APC

Blog for creating awareness in community, government bureaucracy and all concerned about ICT, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society There are many new posts in the blog. Please visit: egovernancenepal.blogspot.com

Zimbabwean women demand real rights for international women's day
Zimbabwean women demand real rights for international women's day 19 March 2007 APC

Posted on behalf of Isabella Matambanadzo, based in Harare, Zimbabwe. As the commemorations for International Women’s Day draw nearer, I am inspired to write to you all about the legacy Sekai Holland and Grace Kwinjeh have made to our movement. I realise that in their immediate roles they are largely seen as representatives of opposition politics, but that is not where they have always b...

Violence in Zimbabwe
Violence in Zimbabwe 17 March 2007 APC

The situation in Zimbabwe has become very oppressive – not universally, but in isolated areas – an indication perhaps of the opposition re-engaging in the high density areas for the impending presidential (and possibly parliamentary) elections next year. This time round though, it would appear that some of the opposition activists have decided to use violence themselves. Although ...

Crisis in Zimbabwe - state abuse worsens
Crisis in Zimbabwe - state abuse worsens 14 March 2007 APC

The crisis in Zimbabwe worsens as the state attacked its citizens on Sunday 11 March 2007 which resulted in the death of Gift Tandare. To follow events as they unfold, visit our index page on Strikes and Protests in Zimbabwe in 2007. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and about 50 other activists appeared in court bruised and clearly suffering from t...

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