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Inter Press Service (IPS)

Mideast and North Africa Cited for Press Abuses

A report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on press freedom around the world in 2009 depicts an especially gloomy situation in the Middle East and North Africa, where authorities continue to use repressive measures to muzzle journalists. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 23 February 2010


Women and ICT in Development of Africa Gains of engendering ICTs in rural Uganda

> i4d (Information For Development)

Women and Information are two crucial elements in rural development, ICTs are an intrinsic part of this equation. Documenting the impacts and lessons learnt of ICT capacity development projects are likely to earn the support of donors and governments. One of the female participants of an ICT training for women in Uganda gave me a hand-written letter of thanks. I met her during my visit to our ICT and gender partners in rural Uganda. Throughout a series of sessions in their local community (...) read

date of on-line publication : 24 April 2007


National gender and ICT policies in Uruguay : a call to action

> Cecilia Gordano, GenderIT, December 2006

In Uruguay, the National Women’s Institute (INAMU) led a consultation process with a range of social actors to develop the First National Plan for Equality of Opportunities and Rights (PPNIOD), planned for the period from 2007 to 2011. One of the chapters of the Plan, entitled «Innovative Uruguay», includes the strategic aim of an «increase in women’s access to information and communication technologies (ICTs), eliminating the current gender gap». According to GenderIT collaborator Cecilia (...) read

date of on-line publication : 15 March 2007

ExxonMobil’s tobacco-like disinformation campaign on global warming science

> Oil company spent nearly $16 million to fund skeptic groups and create confusion about global warming

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, called Smoke, Mirrors and Hot Air: how ExxonMobil uses big tobacco’s tactics to manufacture uncertainty on climate change, offers the most comprehensive documentation to date of how ExxonMobil has adopted the tobacco industry’s disinformation tactics, as well as some of the same organizations and personnel, to cloud the scientific understanding of climate change and delay action on the issue. According to the report, ExxonMobil has funneled (...) read

date of on-line publication : 2 February 2007

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

False Freedom: Online Censorship in the Middle East and North Africa

> November 2005, Human Rights Watch (...)

This 144-page report documents online censorship and cases in which Internet users have been detained for their online activities in countries across the region, including Tunisia, Iran, Syria and Egypt. These attempts to control the flow of information online contradict governments’ national and international legal commitments to freedom of opinion and expression and the summit’s own Declaration of Principles. The report is based on an examination of thousands of Web sites from Middle Eastern countries and interviews with dozens of writers, bloggers, computer experts and human rights activists.  read

date of on-line publication : 21 November 2005

Zeenat Niazi

Technological Democracy for Poverty Reduction

> July 2005, Development Alternatives (...)

Following on from the South Asia Conference on “Technologies for Poverty Reduction”, the article studies the importance of technology in shaping livelihoods and social development, and in turn its influence on poverty reduction. In addition to “Technology Pluralism”, the article stresses the need to address the issue of poorer communities’ access to technological services and their delivery, in what the author refers to as “Technology Democracy”. It also looks at the relationship between institutions, finance and technology and how people without access to this triad are affected.  read

date of on-line publication : 14 November 2005

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