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    Digital Opportunity Contact Us Spotlight News Comments Resources Archive OneWorld websites and resources Governance Knowledge Centre Lifelines EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info keywords Related topics regions Human Rights Afghanistan Vocational Education Enabling security in cyber space To inspire trust in e commerce and e governance India needs appropriate laws to bring cyber criminals to justice b Kamlesh Bajaj b elaborates Related

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?Subject%3Alist=Law (2016-02-17)
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    ahead of India at 51 The report underlines that overall India delivers a very mixed performance with encouraging results in few areas and a lot of room for improvement in the political and regulatory environment It also showed the need to improve in areas of business and innovation environment in which the nation was rated 71 and 91 respectively Referring to the long procedures of paper work that needs to be completed before starting any business processes in India the report highlights Extensive red tape stands in the way of businesses and corporate tax is among the highest of all analysed countries For instance it typically takes four years and 46 procedures to enforce a contract The country ranked 117th in the individual usage pillar The report emphasised on the relatively low figures of ICT being used in the country It states that there are 61 mobile subscriptions for every 100 people and a mere 7 5 per cent of the population uses the Internet Since only six per cent of households own a PC broadband Internet remains the privilege of a few with less than one subscription per 100 people Upgrading skills and infrastructure would contribute to increasing these figures states the report However India ranked fairly well in terms of availability of new technologies and venture capital intensity of local competition and the quality of management schools The report suggested a need for up gradation of skills and infrastructure fierce competition and innovations had made India the leader in ICT affordability It went on to state Although penetration is still limited among the population at large businesses are early and assiduous adopters of new technologies And the government is placing a great deal of emphasis on ICT as a way of addressing some of the most pressing issues

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    held in Bangalore India from 20 23 February 2010 has also called for supporting initiatives that aid access to digital and other technological opportunities to enable community broadcasting in an ever widening scale while calling for creating spaces on the airwaves for diverse and marginalised voices irrespective of caste creed race colour gender sexuality faith and differently abled or other differences Over 300 Community broadcasters activists NGO representatives academics as well as governmental and multilateral institutions participated in the regional conference organised by the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC in collaboration with VOICE India While analysing the situation and challenges to community radio the conference reaffirmed the need for the oppressed and marginalised communities to take control over their own means of communication Conference participants attended several knowledge sharing and capacity building workshops while engaging in networking with like minded individuals and institutions from across the region The 2nd AMARC Asia Pacific Conference has committed to build alliances with grassroots and human rights movements for strengthening communities and the community radio movement and has put forward the rights of women migrants indigenous peoples and the poor It has called for further recognition of Community Radio in the region as a tool for disaster preparedness poverty reduction inclusion human rights and climate change adaptation and mitigation A number of resolutions ranging from human rights violations in the Philippines to removing the ban on news in the recently adopted India Community radio legislation and simplifying license application procedures to calling on the Government of Bangladesh to forward the process of granting licenses for community broadcasting were endorsed by the conference participants A regional assembly of community radio broadcasters held on the 23rd of February 2010 elected the Asia Pacific Regional Board The newly elected board of directors comprises of Ashish

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    CRS yet to go on air Dehradun s Himgiri Ki Awaaz has received the nod from India s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting MIB but has failed to receive the WPC license till Related topics regions Communications South Asia Community Radio Indian govt puts community radio on Facebook A dedicated page on community radio on Facebook was launched by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting today Related topics regions Community Radio ICTs Community Radio page rocks on Facebook The Ministry of Information Broadcasting is the latest ministry to hit social networking The ministry s Community Radio page on Facebook is becoming a vibrant Related topics regions Community Radio ICTs Frequencies that touch lives India s growing community radio stations Gurgaon Ki Awaaz Lalit Lokvani Chanderi ki Awaaz India s community radio stations are reaching out to touch lives and livelihoods in little hamlets and Related topics regions Community Radio ICTs Technology India An all Dalit women radio station i Sangam Radio i an initiative of the Deccan Development Society is helping marginalised women in southern India articulate their concerns and Related topics regions Community Radio India Gender When Chanderi Ki Awaaz took flight Last week a small weaver community in central India celebrated the first test transmission of i Chanderi Ki Awaaz i a community radio station initiated by Related topics regions Communications Civil society India Community Radio Natural disasters Radio is the best tool for communication Radio can perhaps be the best tool for communications due to its all pervading presence and its freedom from things like power failure which normally affects Related topics regions Community Radio South Asia India Disaster Management Community radio educates and entertains rural India A UNICEF supported community radio station in central India is educating and empowering the disadvantaged groups and marginalised women With training in basic Related topics regions Community Radio India Gender Mobile radio reaches out to Nepali communities Antenna Foundation in partnership with local FM stations is helping rural people in Nepal s hilly terrain access to information and opportunity to Related topics regions Communications Nepal Community Radio Community radio stations crucial in times of crises Media s role during crisis is not just about getting the message across but also strengthening accountability linkages between government and citizenry says Related topics regions Information Access to knowledge Community Radio Radio broadcasters reaffirm commitments to protect earth The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters AMARC has issued a statement to COP 15 reaffirming its commitment to adopt best practice for promoting Related topics regions Community Radio Copenhagen Governance On gender issues community radio should talk to men too Community radio station managers cross India believe that their stations have been successful in highlighting local issues of people in their regions Related topics regions Community Radio Community Radio India India Need to fine tune community radio programmes expert Programmes which talk about relevant issues in a community can also be made interesting for the audience to get a better response said Pervaiz Alam

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    Promote multilingualism in cyberspace Only about 35 of all online users are English speakers yet English websites dominate the Internet says b Kiyo Akasaka b UN official for Communications Related topics regions Connectivity Civil society United Nations Internet When Chanderi Ki Awaaz took flight Last week a small weaver community in central India celebrated the first test transmission of i Chanderi Ki Awaaz i a community radio station initiated by Related topics regions Communications Civil society India Community Radio Availability of technology does not ensure accessibility Studies have shown that many ICT based projects instead of promoting learning within illiterate communities have perpetuated inequalities says journalist Related topics regions Connectivity Civil society ICTs India Mobile phones radio promote rights in Africa Mobile phones and FM Radio are the new tools used by the African population to build a vibrant civil society and ensure human rights says Amnesty Related topics regions Human Rights Civil society ICTs Mobiles Fostering a broader trans national collective identity New media is playing pivotal role in mobilising people and unleashing more egalitarian ideas with active participation of users writes b Kalsoom Related topics regions Civil society Reforms New Media CRY s online campaign to highlight barriers to education Child Rights and You CRY an Indian NGO has launched Click Rights an online photography campaign to capture the barriers that keep children out of school Related topics regions India South Asia Civil society Web 2 0 solutions for rural areas b i The Participatory Web i b provides a systematic overview of Web 2 0 experiences made to date in Africa Asia and Latin America As a Related topics regions Development Civil society ICTs Creating an inclusive society with ICTs b i Global Information Society Watch 2009 i b examines how information technology is advancing human rights

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    of Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Delhi With the launch of the knowledge management portal on climate change Madhya Pradesh has become the first Indian state to launch such a platform The bilingual online portal deliberates in detail on the State Action Plan on Climate Change as strategized by the state government The portal known as the State Knowledge Management Portal for Climate Change was officially launched by the Chief Minister Shivaraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal during a national conference on climate change on September 6 2014 Launching the portal the chief minister recalled how environment concern has been an inherent part of the Indian tradition wherein people worship natural resources like rivers trees and mother earth The National Conference on Environment Climate Change and Indian Ethos was organised by SKMCCC EPCO The Environment Planning and Coordination EPCO is designated as the state nodal agency for addressing climate change issues in the state The newly launched portal made possible with support from the UNDP and created by OneWorld Foundation India is designed for a dual role facilitating knowledge creation and dissemination of work on climate change to a large audience in Madhya Pradesh and beyond and of creating awareness on issues around climate change specific to Madhya Pradesh After the launching of the portal Lokendra Thakkar the coordinator of EPCO shared that this portal is a result of long and committed efforts by EPCO He added that during and after the preparation of the State Action Plan on Climate Change SAPCC it was felt that there must be a specific portal dedicated for knowledge management which can accommodate all the emerging researches knowledge and information on climate change The portal will be used to highlight issues pertaining to climate change and adaptation specific to Madhya Pradesh according to Rahul Kumar OneWorld s

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    to imagination but here I am not talking about it What I am able to see as a commentator everyone could have access to that image in real time even if one is located in a remote area IT has made it much easier and you can stream the scene visible to you to others through your cell phone I am talking about a 30 rupees Chinese transistor in a remote location from Delhi which gives the listener an opportunity to watch something in real time from his own place A programme called Sky watching or Akash Darshan which was thought of in the 80 s became an overnight success Every new moon day when the sky is completely dark you can see the stars and planets in the absence of the brightness of the moon If a commentator describes them through the radio a listener could watch the sky and see for himself Radio actually provides the largest screen TV While it provides us with the opportunity of learning about basic astronomy it also makes one feel how small he she is in the universe and helps them us get over our ego Thus Radio is both participatory and also interactive Let us extend the concept to eclipses I remember in the early 80 s when there was a total solar eclipse the radio and TV asked people to stay indoors not to eat anything and refrain from seeing the sky with a naked eye In order to make them stay at home the Government ordered the screening of the most popular Bollywood film Sholay with two intermissions But in 1996 when the country had another total solar eclipse the mood was different Doordarshan was telecasting live from Neemrana in Rajasthan Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and also from Diamond

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    initiative covering all aspects of incorporation and regulation of companies as defined under the Companies Act India s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of MCA21 Project for its second cycle from January 2013 to July 2021 With a total project outlay of Rs 357 81 crore including an outlay of Rs 54 42 crore for independent project management and certification this promises be the biggest foray in the area of e Governance covering commerce and industry This cycle of the project is spread over eight and a half years Once completed it will upgrade the interface between commerce and government to an electronic service delivery The project will benefit all the companies and LLPs registered in India In addition the project benefits citizens through its IEPF sub portal for investor awareness and disclosures Banks and financial institutions also benefit immensely from MCA21 as it acts as a repository of charge information on company company s assets MCA21 project has also benefited various state governments through innovative use of electronic stamps e stamp MCA21 e governance programme has already resulted in improved service delivery and in its second cycle it is expected to continue the same In addition the project will improve corporate governance through better scrutiny of company disclosures better enforcement of corporate laws and paperless working The Ministry of Corporate Affairs had launched MCA21 Project in February 2006 It is a major e Governance initiative covering all aspects of incorporation and regulation of companies as defined under the Companies Act It is an end to end e Governance program envisaging electronic filing of documents registration of companies and public access to corporate information online through a secure interactive portal The portal services can be accessed availed from anywhere at any time that best suits the corporate

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