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Nepal: Sparse teledensity needs attention
May 25, 2010 Nepal's total teledensity which stands at near about 27 per cent is the lowest in South Asia. In absence of any drastic change, it will fall short of meeting the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) targeted at increasing countrys’ tele penetration.
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Bangladesh: Rural radio to strengthen livelihoods
Jun 07, 2010 People living in the southern coastal regions of Bangladesh and subjected to cyclones Sidr and Aila, will have a rural community radio to strengthen their information and communication system. According to FAO, this will enhance livelihoods in rural areas and will provide support in crop, fisheries and livestock sectors by broadcasting crucial information.
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eAsia 2008
Oct 17, 2008 Organised by Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies and Elets Technomedia eAsia 2008 will have experts and practitioners sharing trends and opportunities in ICT for development in a three day forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia from November 11-13.
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Fellowship and award for women writers
Nov 03, 2008 Charkha Development Communication Network has announced the Sanjoy Ghose Media Fellowship 2008-09 and Women Writers in Ladakh Award for women journalists and writers residing in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The last date for submitting the applications is November 7, 2008.
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Workshop on Internet broadcasting
Jun 15, 2010 Panos South Asia is organising an Internet broadcasting workshop for community radios in South Asia. The objective of this workshop is to build the capacity of community radios to raise their voice beyond the community level to the national and international levels using new media techniques. The last date for application is July 15th, 2010
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Award for excellence in media and communications
Oct 01, 2010 Asian Media Information Centre (AMIC) announces the AMIC Asia Communication Awards, 2011 to honour excellence in media and communications. Nominations are invited before December 31, 2010.
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Community Radio can strengthen the democratic process
Mar 14, 2014 Community Radio stations should become a force for social and economic transformation, said, Iskra Panveska from UNESCO.
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Making media a partner in development
Apr 28, 2008 Is media engagement vital for generating awareness on future challenges? UNESCO’s latest training and resource kit: Media as Partners in Education for Sustainable Development provides media professionals with critical information about priority issues and inspires them for investigative reporting.
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Agricultural researchers look for better communication tools
Aug 13, 2012 Agricultural researchers in developing countries are keen to communicate their research to non-experts, but often feel hampered by institutional barriers and a lack of support, according to a survey published in the current issue of Agricultural Information Worldwide.
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Involving children in HIV/AIDS initiatives
Jun 22, 2009 Seen and heard, a new document from Panos London looks at the experiences of young children with HIV/AIDS and examines issues around children's participation. It explores the need to involve children in decisions that affect their lives, and equip them with appropriate communication tools.
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Climate science reportage
Sep 15, 2009 Alike its earlier two editions, Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science is a guide written primarily for editors and journalists interested in the subject. Over the years this resource by Environment Law Institute has evolved into a lucid deconstruction of climate change for communicators and educators as well.
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Myanmar allows mobile phones in remote capital
Nov 02, 2009 Having kept the newly constituted administrative capital, Naypyidaw, out of bounds for any kind of telecommunication services ostensibly for security reasons, Myanmar’s military junta has finally allowed the use of mobile phones. Residents, however, are still reluctant to get connections, owing to unaffordable price.
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Radio volunteers do weavers proud
Oct 13, 2008 Trained by OneWorld South Asia, a group of weavers in the small town of Chanderi in central India are looking forward to set up their own community radio station. The graduation ceremony of twenty-five volunteers was recently celebrated by the Bunkar Vikas Sanstha at its multi-media centre.
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Safe sex message now on your mobile phone
Oct 21, 2008 BBC World Service Trust’s ongoing AIDS campaign in India has now turned to mobile phone ring tones to take forward the message of safe sex practices. Known as 'The-one-who-understands-is-a-winner' campaign, it aims to tackle inhibitions associated with condoms.
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In the world of many voices
Nov 07, 2008 OneWorld South Asia's new audio content bank helps grassroots communities to share and access community media content from across the region. With its current rich resource bank from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the portal best exemplifies how technology can enhance and communicate diverse voices.
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Indian islands a role model in egovernance
Dec 04, 2008 Lakshadweep islands in India have set an example worth emulation in digitally connecting the geographically dispersed areas. Several egovernance projects in education, employment, transport and communication have made life relatively easier for the locals and ushered in accountability in public services.
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Bangladesh CR handbook to guide development governance
Dec 09, 2008 A handbook educating stakeholders about various aspects of community radio will soon be brought out in Bangla by Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNRCC). The publication would serve as a useful guide for applying the media tool to a range of development activities and governance.
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UNICEF sets up community radio station
Dec 18, 2008 Lalitpur, a backward district in northern India has got its own community radio station. Set up by UNICEF, the innovative communication medium will train villagers to report, research and prepare programmes on culture, women and health issues.
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Using mobiles to protect native languages
Jan 07, 2009 To save endangered languages and encourage people to write in their native tongue, many linguists argue for enabling more written languages available on cell phones. Mobile companies and service operators are now developing predictive text to make SMS technology more user-friendly.
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Community radio makes a foray into eastern India
Jan 22, 2009 A new community radio station will soon be established in Koraput in eastern India to spread awareness on development, government schemes and host of advocacy programmes. Supported by UNICEF and a local NGO, the content for programmes will be locally generated by the predominant tribal population.
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Now health information on mobiles during crisis
Jan 30, 2009 Elecon, an engineering major in western India has unveiled a unique software that can store critical health information on mobile phone for use during crisis. Called 'In Case of Emergency' (ICE), the innovative solution helps in preparing for medical emergencies in the event of calamities.
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Radio to answer RTI queries
Feb 12, 2009 Delhi based NGO Kabir has launched an hour-long weekly programme on the Right to Information Act. Aired every Sunday, the show answers calls from listeners across India on queries pertaining to the use of this tool to access information from the government.
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UNESCO to launch digital library
Apr 07, 2009 UNESCO and 32 partner institutions will soon launch a free world digital library. The site will include manuscripts, maps, rare books, films, sound recordings, and prints and photographs.
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Pakistan's new media offers more space for dialogue
Apr 20, 2009 Khyber Radio, a local government supported station, has transformed the way information in Pakistan is disseminated. It has provided common people a platform to voice their concerns and counter the hate propaganda of fundamentalist forces.
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Websites engage voters for Indian polls
May 05, 2009 A vigorous online activity is going on in India, urging people to vote consciously. Especially targeted at the youth and using interactive tools like blogs, games, e-discussions, these e-platforms are aiming to create an informed citizenry.
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India launches ICT lab for disabled children
Sep 22, 2009 Commemorating International Software Freedom Day on September 19, an Indian NGO launched the first ICT lab for disabled children. The activity lab equipped with educational softwares will develop simple games for autistic children to help them learn and communicate.
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Children's talk show goes on air in India
Sep 24, 2009 Choti Choti Batein, a new community radio programme produced by children in eastern India provides them a platform to discuss social issues. The half an hour programme broadcast on Wednesdays aims at creating awareness and finding solutions to local problems.
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Transliteration service on your mobile
Nov 02, 2009 A new technology will allow Indian mobile users to communicate and express themselves in their local languages. The service being made available by Tachyon in partnership with Quillpad, will enable easy translation of local words by phonetically ‘typing’ them in English.
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Website to serve South Asian diaspora
Nov 06, 2009 The Institute of South Asian Studies has launched a new web link to reach out to the far-flung diaspora. Starting off with a newsletter and a database of South Asian communities across the world, the website will help address issues related to the region and its people.
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South Asia gets new information superhighway
Nov 27, 2009 To foster better regional and economic cooperation within South Asia, an information highway initiated by ADB will directly connect Bhutan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal by 2011. Facilitated by high speed optical fibre cables, it will create more business opportunities between the countries.
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