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    services will bring faster more affordable telecommunication Related topics regions Communications Technology Connectivity Radio Erasing superstitious and fictitious beliefs Radio is a better tool for eradicating the superstitions rooted deep in the people writes Dr R Sreedher Related topics regions India IT Communications Despite I B ministry nod Dehradun 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 Dairy farmers on the web to highlight their plight Dairy operators in California are using social media tools to educate people on farming market pricing and diseases The slumping dairy industry and Related topics regions Communications ICTs Agriculture Economy India s National Community Radio Awards 2014 presented Community Radio JU from West Bengal was awarded Most Creative Innovative programme content Award Related topics regions Communications Community Radio India South Asia TV drama on AIDS entertains and educates Kenyan television drama for AIDS awareness Shuga co produced by UNICEF and MTV hopes to spur meaningful dialogue among young people on preventing HIV Related topics regions Communications Africa Health Mobile services to benefit 7 crore Indian farmers report The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of poverty says the report Related topics regions India digital literacy Communications South Asia 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 Internet providing helping hand to social initiatives With more and more people getting involved with social welfare programmes Internet has come to play significant role in increasing connectivity cutting costs Related topics regions Communications India Campaign Connecting rural Zambians A pilot project in two districts in Zambia s western province will allow rural communities to access relatively cheap payphones The solar powered public Related topics regions Communications Energy ICTs ICTs helping to bridge gender divide New technologies are empowering women by giving them greater connectivity access to social services and reducing the gender gap writes b Aparna Ray b Related topics regions Communications Security ICTs 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 Connecting educational institutions in Asia Trans Eurasia Information Network has recently been launched by a UK based organisation to boost the capacity and footprint of research networking in Related topics regions Communications Research Access to knowledge Information Non serious community radio players must go Indian official The Indian government looks at Community Radio not just as a tool for empowering marginalized people but also a means to bridge the digital divide Related topics regions Communications Community Radio India

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?SearchableText=&Title=&Subject%3Alist=Communications&Description=&created%3Adate=1970%2F02%2F01+00%3A00%3A00+GMT&created_usage=range%3Amin&Creator=&submit=Search (2016-02-17)
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    s fishing communities A unique mobile weather forecast service is helping farmers and fishermen decide when to plant water and harvest their crops and fish These accurate and Related topics regions Information Farming India ICTs M Calc An app that predicts crop yields in Kenya Mkulima Calculator M Calc is a web based application that allows farmers in Kenya to predict their crop yields giving them access to statistics on soil Related topics regions ICTs Internet Farming Smart Box for remote villagers in Thailand In an attempt to increase national accessibility to government information and services Electronic Government Agency EGA Thailand will introduce Smart Box Related topics regions Information ICTs Technology SMS alerts on soil health for Indian farmers In the recently held National Conference on Agriculture for Kharif Campaign the Government of Haryana launched a unique SMS alert service that will be used by Related topics regions Farming Agriculture Mobiles Bhutan launches mobile infosystem for farmers The launch of the advanced mobile based information system last week will boost the local farmers income by helping them find the right place to sell their Related topics regions Information Farming Bhutan ICTs Himalayan farmers NGOs launch e discussion The e discussion provides a unique platform for the farmers to dwell on various issues including businesses agriculture tourism and pilgrimage Related topics regions Development India Communications IFPRI and ICAAP launch comprehensive agriculture portal A new knowledge management portal supported by IFPRI ICAAP and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University offers data and best practices to better agri productivity Related topics regions ICTs Access to knowledge Internet Podcasts a community knowledge sharing tool A pilot project in Zimbabwe run by the development charity Practical Action shows that podcasts can work for poor farmers despite many barriers They are Related topics regions Farming Capacity building ICTs

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?SearchableText=&Title=&Subject%3Alist=Farming&Description=&created%3Adate=1970%2F02%2F01+00%3A00%3A00+GMT&created_usage=range%3Amin&Creator=&submit=Search (2016-02-17)
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    America and the Caribbean due to the rapid rollout of mobile networks However the next Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Seoul launches location based complaint app South Korea s Capital city has launched early this week a location based mobile application which allows users to register complaints regarding community Related topics regions Development ICTs Mobiles Governance ITC launches interactive mobile telephony for tobacco farmers The Indian Leaf Tobacco Development ILTD Division of ITC is exploring mobile telephony based technology tools for personalised farmer communication Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Philippines embarks on One Map journey The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority NAMRIA of Philippines is embarking on a multiagency project that seeks to establish a web portal Related topics regions Development ICTs Cloud Computing Taiwan launches mobile app for public safety The Ministry of Interior recently launched a mobile application which not only allows users to have improved access to public safety services but also have an Related topics regions Development ICTs Technology Mobiles India s official news platform goes mobile Keeping up with the latest trends the Press Information Bureau PIB India has launched a mobile version of its official website Related topics regions Development ICTs Internet Kenya 250 000 farmers to get tips on mobile phones Approximately 250 000 small holder farmers in Kenya can now get reliable and relevant agricultural information via their mobile phones following a partnership Related topics regions SMS Agriculture Mobiles Kenya launches mobile phone fine payment system Kenya has introduced a new system that allows motorists to pay traffic fines by mobile phone It will reduce queues and congestion at courts authorities said Related topics regions ICTs Mobiles Digital The digital mobile phone comes of age The World Bank Group is increasingly working with its clients to expand the use of mobile phones as tools in development projects for data collection and Related topics regions Development ICTs Broadband Mobile has the potential to get bigger than internet The third mBillionth South Asia Award initiated by Digital Empowerment Foundation a Delhi based non profit organisation recently recognised and honoured Related topics regions Development ICTs Mobiles New Media An innovative solution for African broadcasters As TV and radio broadcast markets intensify across several liberalised African countries broadcasters need to find solutions to get more interactive with Related topics regions SMS ICTs Africa Mobiles A mobile app for the culture lovers in Hong Kong The Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong recently launched a mobile application called My Culture The app allows users to view information Related topics regions Development ICTs Culture Banking on mobile phones for scaling up health services BBC Media Action s policy briefing reveals how mobile phones could lead to sustainable and scalable business model in the healthcare segment that can reach Related topics regions India Health Mobiles Information Mobile services to benefit 7 crore Indian farmers report The mobile based services would be especially beneficial to the small and marginal farmers living on the edge of

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?SearchableText=&Title=&Subject%3Alist=Mobiles&Description=&created%3Adate=1970%2F02%2F01+00%3A00%3A00+GMT&created_usage=range%3Amin&Creator=&submit=Search (2016-02-17)
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    to 3 tons per hectare Addressing a gathering of farmers at New Delhi s Vigyan Bhawan on the occasion of the launch of DD Kisan Doordarshan s channel dedicated exclusively to farmers the Prime Minister also called for making the Tehsil the unit of agricultural planning and development The Prime Minister said that if the country has to move forward villages must progress and if villages are to progress then it is essential for agriculture to progress He said there was a time when agriculture was the most preferred of professions but over a period of time its attractiveness had declined to rock bottom He added that with the right incentives and actions this trend could be completely reversed The Prime Minister recalled the inspiration of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri which had led farmers to make the country self sufficient in the production of foodgrains He said the same inspiration and spirit was needed again so that the nation became self sufficient in the production of pulses and oilseeds The Prime Minister said the DD Kisan channel should keep an eye and inform farmers about the changes in weather global markets etc so that farmers can plan ahead

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/india-launches-first-television-channel-dedicated-to-farmers (2016-02-17)
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    welfare laws policies and schemes to marginalised sections of the society The voice based legal information kiosks or NyayaPath as they are called have been set up in the largely tribal states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh under a joint initiative of the Department of Justice Ministry of Law Justice Government of India UNDP and OneWorld Foundation India A total of 50 kiosks 25 in each state have been set up and are equipped with latest user friendly utilities and facilities like the touch screen free print facility animated videos content in local languages like Santhali and Chhattisgarhi The kiosks with their unique features have attracted 56 000 people from the remote areas of twin tribal states in providing them with legal information assistance of any kind The assistance booths come as a comprehensive package as they deal with a variety of themes The initial feedback suggests that out of a total of twelve themes on which the kiosks are programmed to help assistance seekers information on themes like women rights senior citizen rights rights of a citizen in police station and RTI are being viewed the most This information could further help the government in getting an idea of the maximum types of queries being posed by the people which could be further helpful in devising more informed grievance redressal mechanisms To guide people through the navigation process of the NyayaPath and to smoothen out the process further Para Legal Volunteers have been appointed as Kiosk Operators who help people in navigating through the kiosk and extend support in linking them with the District Legal Service Authorities DLSAs Richa Raj Gupta a para legal volunteer who also works as a kiosk operator after due training by OneWorld in the Sarguja district of Chhattisgarh says that while educated people are able

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/info-kiosks-benefit-thousands-in-tribal-areas-of-india (2016-02-17)
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    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 Prototyze and Gul Panag launch MobieFit 20 May 2015 MobieFit is a venture focused on fitness through mobile applications New Delhi Prototyze and actress activist and fitness advocate Gul Panag join hands to start MobieFit a start up focused on health and fitness centered mobile apps MobieFit is a venture focused on fitness through mobile applications It is one among many ventures born at Prototyze an incubator founded by Gourav Jaswal Gul Panag is a Co Founder of Mobiefit Actor and fitness advocate Gul Panag and parallel entrepreneur Gourav Jaswal launched the mobile app FirstRun by MobieFit last evening in Mumbai The app is available on the Google Play Store for free including all premium features FirstRun is the debut product of MobieFit a company founded by Gourav Jaswal with Gul Pang as co founder and born out of Prototyze an incubator for technology centered businesses Users can select from two running programs a 5 kilometre program based on Josh Clark s world renowned C25K program and a 10 kilometre program The most unique

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/prototyze-and-gul-panag-launch-mobiefit-1 (2016-02-17)
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    Childline India Foundation Childline provides a free phone service for children in need of help or protection By dialling 1098 any time of day or night children or concerned adults can access care from trained providers who can connect them to government or NGO services Google s grant will support the Childline and help them develop an online platform for its services Bachpan Bachao Andolan BBA s mission is to protect and rescue children from slavery trafficking and forced labor Google s grant will fund BBA to create a program for fighting child sexual abuse including the development of an online information site an advocacy campaign and a national conference for experts and providers Tulir Tulir works to prevent and heal child sexual abuse across India It offers a school based curriculum to help children stay safe education for professionals who work with children resources for healing victims and does advocacy around the issues Commenting on the grant Rajan Anandan Vice President Managing Director Google India and South East Asia said Technology can play a significant role in transforming lives and we are delighted to provide support to three of India s non profit organizations such as Childline India Foundation Bachpan Bachao Andolan and Tulir who have been doing phenomenal work to usher in a social change by providing safety and protection to the children in our country Children s safety and protection is a shared responsibility and initiatives around it need collective measures We believe that efforts made in scaling these initiative through technology can truly have a social impact and we look forward to working with these partners in India Anandan added Globally Google has donated over 100 million in grants 1 billion in technology resources and 80 000 hours of Googler volunteering to nonprofits in 2014 around

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/google-gives-500-000-for-child-safety-campaigns-in-india (2016-02-17)
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    This was more than evident when social websites like the Facebook Google and Whatsapp came forward for reconnecting and providing succour to the quake affected people of Nepal The world s biggest internet search engine Google launched its Person Finder tool while another giant Facebook introduced a new tool called the Safety Check Google s Person Finder helps people to not just post valuable information about the whereabouts of a missing person but also disseminate the information to a large number of people The Facebook tool provides a platform for an individual to update others about the person s vulnerability and this update is then published as a notification on their friends Facebook account Popular cross messaging application WhatsApp has also created a messaging group for Nepal earthquake victims Additionally Facebook has also come up with the facility of a Donation Button for helping out relief work in Nepal The tab is located on the top right and is visible to members once they log into the website Non Governmental organisations can also enable Person Finder on their respective websites The importance of social networking websites could be gauged from the fact when news reports said that the Nepalese Premier came to know about the devastating earthquake through a tweet by Narendra Modi the Indian Prime Minister Along with the technical giants telecom companies such as Airtel MTNL BSNL have announced free calls to and from Nepal thus helping in smooth connectivity to subscriber during unfavourable times Apart from the social networking websites e commerce platforms such as shopclues com online wallet provider Paytm on demand cab and auto rickshaw provider Ola and mobile recharge app FreeCharge have started similar initiatives for collecting funds for the relief efforts in the quake hit nation Radhika Aggarwal Co Founder and chief business

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/nepal-quake-leveraging-icts-for-disaster-management (2016-02-17)
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