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October 2008 Blog Posts (10)

South Centre call for articles

Many of you are familiar with the work done by the South Centre. Here is a great opportunity to get close to their activities and to broadcast your research.

Call for Articles and Submission Guidelines

The South Bulletin is a fortnightly publication on issues of interest to the global South. Articles on

development and other issues concerning the South are welcome for submission. We especially

welcome… Continue

Added by Seiiti on October 30, 2008 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Industry self regulation: tech giants for human rights

BBC reports that Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have signed an agreement on human rights and good practices.

This is very interesting news, but the article does not give much detail on the terms. Is this document public? Does anybody here have a link to it?

UPDATE: Marcel Leonardi just shared the link with us: http://www.globalnetworkinitiative.org/

Check… Continue

Added by Seiiti on October 30, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Second Arabic Edition of WNDW Released

The WNDW team is proud to announce the release of the second Arabic

translation of Wireless Networking in the Developing World. This is the

latest contribution to the growing collection of WNDW translations,

which also include English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

In the developing world, one book can often be equivalent to a library.

Access to books is difficult where there are few libraries or book

stores, and there is often little money to pay for them.… Continue

Added by Anas TAWILEH on October 24, 2008 at 11:21pm — 4 Comments

eTalk: Should we urge a debate on Biofuels?

This is a re-post from my blogsite - blogpost and more pictures can be accessed in:[ http://charity.towerofbabel.com/2008/10/24/etalk-should-we-urge-a-debate-on-biofuels/ ]

One of the biggest power that the Internet holds is allowing people to participate on issues that affect the future. Much of the world’s ills and uncertainties are given a platform for discussion. This particular action to convey insights and reflections via the… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on October 24, 2008 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments

South School on Internet Governance will soon open the "call for interest"

Dear friends, the South School on Internet Governance will take place in Buenos Aires in March 2009. The call for interest will soon be issued, if you are interested and want to review the program or need further info please visit www.south-ssig.com.ar or send me an email olgacavalli@gmail.com
Regards to all. Olga.

Added by Olga on October 24, 2008 at 3:45am — 14 Comments

Remote Participation in Hyderabad - Let´s Hub!

A few months ago, a group of interested IGF participants (many of them from Diplo community), joined together with the common concern to foster the possibility of more complete remote attendance at the upcoming IGF in Hyderabad, 2008. Our idea was to help to provide a service that would benefit the people who are unable to attend the IGF. We have studied remote participation initiatives put forth in other meetings and we decided to propose the creation of local IGF hubs. After negotiations, and… Continue

Added by Marília Maciel on October 22, 2008 at 1:30am — 8 Comments

Looking into the Crystal Ball

Another ICANN Studienkreis session has been posted into the group, with videos of the entire session. Check all the videos of this session by clicking here!

If you want to be notified about future videos of this conference, just… Continue

Added by Seiiti on October 19, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

What can be done to have the ICT Policy approved?

Below is some text from my blog: vazene.blogspot.com

The aim to solicit ideas of what we can do in Malawi to have our ICT Policy approved. Suggestionsare welcome and those can be posted on my blog.

The APC-ICT Policy hand book mentions that a policy can be pursued by a government, party, ruler, statesman etc. In the Malawi context, "Boma ndi anthu"- the people are part of a government and if the people make up a government, it means each one of us has the mandate to pursue… Continue

Added by Chipo Kanjo on October 19, 2008 at 4:02pm — 8 Comments

Read the Brisbane Declaration on Open Access

The Open Access movement emerged from four main general declarations:

- The Budapest Declaration;

- The Berlin Declaration;

- The Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing;


- The Salvador… Continue

Added by Carolina Rossini on October 9, 2008 at 1:25am — No Comments

Open Access - Australia takes a lead

The Open Access 2008 conference held in Brisbane, Australia, in October/2008, was a splash of fresh air and encouragement. The Conference is hosted by Open Access to Knowledge (OAK) Law Project – that represents Creative Commons in Australia - a Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) funded project, the… Continue

Added by Carolina Rossini on October 9, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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