The Chinese say “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day…teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. I consider the Social Media and NGO training very similar to this saying. I was given the skills, the know-how, and the training needed and it is now up to me to add them up with my professional experience and to make them last a lifetime. Thanks to LDN and Virtual Activism.

Chantal Souaid - AMIDEAST/Lebanon - TAG Program Assistant
2010

 

ICT for Development

Core Indicators: The Partnership has developed a core list of ICT indicators to help countries track ICT infrastructure, access, and measure ICTs in households, enterprises, education, and government. The list is revised regularly and was endorsed by the UN Statistical Commission. [link]

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Internet Slow Down - Sept. 10th.

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International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance

July 10 marked one year since EFF and a coalition of hundreds of experts and human rights activists put the finishing touches on the Necessary and Proportionate Principles. These 13 Principles articulate how international human rights law should be applied to government surveillance.

 

 

WSIS +10

 

The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be an extended version of the WSIS Forum. The Event will be held at the ITU Headquarters, Geneva from 10-13 June 2014 (9 June pre-events). It is designed to review the progress made in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes.

It is designed to review the progress made in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes under the mandates of participating agencies, and to take stock of achievements in the last 10 years based on reports of WSIS Stakeholders, including those submitted by countries, Action Line Facilitators and other stakeholders. The event will review the WSIS Outcomes (2003 and 2005) related to the WSIS Action Lines with the view of developing proposals on a new vision beyond 2015, potentially including new targets.

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International day against DRM

May 6th was International Day of Action against Digital Restriction Management.

What is DRM?

>a bit of technology that hardware and software manufacturers, publishers, and copyright holders use to control the way we use the devices and media that we own. The idea is to limit users’ ability to copy the content without permission, but DRM does much more: it shapes how people tinker with and share devices, software, music, movies, etc. they legally paid for. Have you ever unsuccessfully tried to copy music you “bought” from your computer to your iPhone? Attempted to download an ebook from Amazon only to discover it isn't “compatible” with your device? That’s DRM at work.

Read more here about the events that took place that day.

Also there is a Guide to DRM-free living at https://www.defectivebydesign.org/guide

 
Middle East Initiative

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United Nations Group on the Information Society:

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