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    I warmly encourage all of you to join us today in promoting the increasingly vital need to keep everyone and especially our young people safe online Zhao said According to ITU in 2013 30 per cent of the world s youth were digital natives defined as 15 24 years old with five or more years of experience online And by 2018 this is expected to double in the developing world growing from 22 8 per cent to 53 per cent of young Internet users Creating a better Internet together is this year s theme the ITU Secretary General said The word together is the key It s a word we hear very often But in reality in the online world global collaboration is not so easily implemented He went on to say Safer Internet Day is a great example of how the international community can start to collaborate in a harmonized way to create a better environment for all Meanwhile the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children Marta Santos Pais the Special Rapporteur on sale and sexual exploitation of children Maud de Boer Buquicchio and the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression David Kaye called on States and the IT industry to tackle head on online child sexual abuse and exploitation while protecting the right to freedom of expression of both children and adults In a joint statement the experts said that openness and accessibility are fundamental aspects of the Internet but therein also lie some of the greatest risks New technologies are easing the production and proliferation of child abuse material with new exploitative activities appearing such as the live streaming of child sexual abuse on demand according to their statement The quantification and identification of cases are made difficult by the possibility of

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/un-joins-global-call-to-boost-online-safety-for-children (2016-02-17)
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    OneWorld South Asia Info India launches National Voter Service Portal 10 February 2015 OneWorld South Asia Users can visit the website and click on to National Voter Service Portal link to avail the services New Delhi The National Voter Service Portal NVSP has been launched on 25th January 2015 on the occasion of National Voters Day by the former President of India Dr Abdul Kalam With the aim to provide single window services to electors NVSP has been made available from ECI website www eci nic in Users can visit the website and click on to NVSP link to avail the services Various services being offered through NVSP are 1 Search the name in Electoral List 2 Apply on line in English Hindi Language for new registration 3 Apply online for corrections if any 4 User can view details of his Polling booth Assembly Constituency and Parliamentary constituency 5 User can get the contact details of Booth Level officer Electoral Registration Officer and other Election officer 6 Users can feed Aadhaar Number for attaching it with Election Photo Identity Card EPIC data 7 Users can get link to CEO offices websites 8 Users can view audio visual short films to

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/indian-launches-national-voter-service-portal (2016-02-17)
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    Company today announced a strategic partnership with Ricoh India a market leader in Printing Document solutions and IT services to support their digital smart class solution ClassTech It is a state of the art solution powered by HCL Learning s flagship product DigiSchool a class leading interactive and comprehensive content solution that enriches classroom experience across the K12 segment ClassTech was launched by Dr Shayama Chona the Founder President of Tamana Association and the former principal of Delhi Public School R K Puram New Delhi ClassTech creates an interactive classroom learning experience and allows a school to manage its IT Infrastructure more effectively with Ricoh s extensive technology expertise HCL Learning s DigiSchool solution delivers rich content user friendly features and multimedia tools such as readymade assessments question banks etc that create a participative instructor led learning experience improves students cognitive abilities and increases attention span This experience is further enhanced by Ricoh s ClassTech digital classroom which provides students an opportunity to not just learn in accordance with their curriculum but also enhances their computer proficiency Speaking on the occasion Manoj Kumar Executive Vice President and CEO Ricoh said Indian classrooms need to go beyond traditional ways of teaching methodologies and provide quality education to students Ricoh ClassTech powered by HCL Learning s DigiSchool solution promises to help students in better concept formation concept elaboration and academic achievement We wish to make learning more interactive and interesting and take it beyond textbooks and chalkboard Ricoh is excited to collaborate with HCL Learning and we look forward to partnering with more educational institutes in the region and in the country With the introduction of Ricoh ClassTech solution we are committed to provide best in class education to the students for brighter future Speaking on the partnership Anand Sundaresan Head HCL

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/ricoh-launches-classtech-a-digital-classroom-for-private-schools (2016-02-17)
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    of communication it is also being exploited for the purposes of terrorism and other criminal activities In response to this concern in January 2015 UNODC in collaboration with the Royal Government of Bhutan organized a national capacity building workshop titled The Universal Legal Framework against Terrorism and Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes in Thimpu Bhutan with the objective to strengthen the capacity of national criminal justice officials to implement the universal legal framework against terrorism and to address issues related to the use of the internet for terrorist purposes At the workshop UNODC presented a brief overview of the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions related to terrorism as well as the Global Counter Terrorism Strategy The Royal Government of Bhutan described its legislative provisions on counter terrorism the Bhutan Information Communication and Media Act BICMA 2006 and Bhutan s regional initiatives including the respective regional conventions of the South Asia Association for Regional Corporation SAARC and the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectorial Technical and Economic Cooperation BIMSTEC International experts highlighted the rise of cyber crime globally and the obstacles law enforcement and criminal justice officials face in addressing this threat including the constant debate on the right to the freedom of expression and the need for government monitoring of information It was highlighted that while Bhutan has achieved remarkable progress in the area of information technology a number of challenges associated with the potential misuse of the internet for criminal activities have emerged In light of this the BICM Act 2006 is undergoing an amendment to include provisions pertaining to cyber terrorism and other cyber offences Recognizing the importance of cyber security the Department of Information Technology and Telecom Ministry of Information and Communications has initiated a project to establish the Bhutan Computer

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/bhutan-internet-usage-for-terrorist-activities-an-emerging-concern (2016-02-17)
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    to the success of the First Edition of the Telecom Summit conducted in 2014 at the Convergence India expo TCOE India is bringing forth the Second Edition of the Summit on 23rd January 2015 during Convergence India Expo at Pragati Maidan New Delhi 23rd edition of Convergence India expo is set to bring together the best minds in the ICT media and entertainment ecosystem under one roof The theme for this edition would be Rural Broadband Technologies and Applications for Citizens services This year we are bringing together the Ministry of Rural Development MoRD Department of Telecommunications DoT and Department of Electronics Information Technology DeitY on a common platform with an objective to identify key applications major challenges and optimum technology requirements for implementation of broadband in rural India The summit shall see an elite panel of a mix of Policy Makers Industry and Academia comprising of Rita Teaotia Special Secretary DoT Aruna Sundararajan Administrator USOF Dr Rajendra Kumar Joint Secretary E Gov DEiTY A N Rai CMD BSNL and Prashant Shukla NTO Microsoft India among others In our effort to provide a platform for government departments industry and academia to share their views and roadmap for connecting rural India

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/rural-broadband-technologies-summit (2016-02-17)
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    success of the First Edition of the Telecom Summit conducted in 2014 at the Convergence India expo TCOE India is bringing forth the Second Edition of the Summit on 23rd January 2015 during Convergence India Expo at Pragati Maidan New Delhi 23rd edition of Convergence India expo is set to bring together the best minds in the ICT media and entertainment ecosystem under one roof The theme for this edition would be Rural Broadband Technologies and Applications for Citizens services This year we are bringing together the Ministry of Rural Development MoRD Department of Telecommunications DoT and Department of Electronics Information Technology DeitY on a common platform with an objective to identify key applications major challenges and optimum technology requirements for implementation of broadband in rural India The summit shall see an elite panel of a mix of Policy Makers Industry and Academia comprising of Rita Teaotia Special Secretary DoT Aruna Sundararajan Administrator USOF Dr Rajendra Kumar Joint Secretary E Gov DEiTY A N Rai CMD BSNL and Prashant Shukla NTO Microsoft India among others In our effort to provide a platform for government departments industry and academia to share their views and roadmap for connecting rural India we intend

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    a tribal Gram Panchayat consisting of 26 tribal villages with a population of around 2200 Idukki India s Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday commissioned the first high speed rural broadband of India at the Idukki district in Kerala The Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy Minister for Industry and IT Govt of Kerala P K Kunhalikutty and Secretary Telecom Shri Rakesh Garg were present on this occasion With the commissioning of the NOFN network Idukki district of Kerala has become the first in India to be connected with high speed rural broadband Currently the District has a total of 8 Block Offices 53 Gram Panchayats of which 8 Block Offices 52 Gram Panchayats have been connected on Optical Fibre and one Gram Panchayat namely Edamalakudy is connected through VSAT Edamalakudy is a Tribal Gram Panchayat consisting of 26 Tribal villages with a population of around 2200 It is remotely located around 18 Kms from Pettimudi which is last point one can go in a vehicle BSNL has made exceptional efforts in connecting this Gram Panchayat and now Broadband Internet as well as Mobile services are available over here For the first time the villages under

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/idukki-is-first-indian-district-with-total-rural-broadband-network (2016-02-17)
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    a click away as the West Bengal government is now all ready to roll out a web portal linking them together more New technical schools to make Indian youth job ready 05 08 2014 Ministry of Micro Small Medium Enterprises and Samsung Technical Schools to create pool of talented workforce with hands on experience more Next gen ICDS set to cover all Indian districts 01 08 2014 Four hundred districts have already covered by the Strengthened and Resurrected ICDS Scheme while the remaining districts will be covered in the current year according to Union Women and Child Development Minister Mrs Maneka Sanjay Gandhi more Applications invited for Mobile For Good awards 2014 30 07 2014 Vodafone Foundation invites applications from NGOs NFPs to provide innovative mobile application solutions that drive social change in India more Two more Indian ministries join Twitter 24 07 2014 more mDiabetes program Mobile technologies are catalysts for development in Senegal 24 07 2014 The mDiabetes project in Senegal is one of the larger mHealth projects Alcatel Lucent is involved in more Online course to help fight sexual harassment at workplace 23 07 2014 The objective of the course is to provide individuals with a well

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