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    Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research HPCR b Jason Cone b Communications Director at Related topics regions Aid Social Media Information US aid to boost technology in Islamic countries The US sponsored global technology and innovation fund will invest million of dollars in projects that will promote technological development and innovations Related topics regions Aid Technology Innovations Million dollar e health boost for Rwanda Rwanda s Ministry of Health has unveiled

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?Subject%3Alist=Aid (2016-02-17)
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    EK duniya anEK awaaz Climate Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info keywords Related topics regions Human Rights Afghanistan Vocational Education Nemmadi Rural telecentre project in Karnataka Nemmadi telecentre project is a public private partnership model that has contributed immensely to enhance the delivery of all e governance services in the Related topics regions South Asia Telecentre India ICT An internet for rural India One intrepid entrepreneur battles

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?Subject%3Alist=Telecentre (2016-02-17)
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    Change Action Appropriate Technology Choice OneWorld South Asia Info keywords Related topics regions Human Rights Afghanistan Vocational Education How nanotech can meet the poor s water needs Nanotechnology holds huge potential for supplying clean water to the world s poor but many challenges must be overcome to realise it b David Dickson b is Related topics regions Science and Technology Poverty Water and Sanitation India Water Portal launched in Hindi b i India Water Portal i b a comprehensive information repository on all topics related to water gets a new avatar in its Hindi launch in India s Related topics regions Information Water and Sanitation Access to knowledge Internet e Toilets offer delight India s first e Toilet unit brings a convergence of electronics web mobile and nano technologies to revolutionise public sanitation facilities Related topics regions ICTs Technology Water and Sanitation Innovations Schools Water Portal launched in India A new website by India Water Portal aims to teach students and educators all about water and its sustainable use This online space will also connect them with Related topics regions Information Open source India Nano filters for the masses in India India s Tata Group has launched a compact energy

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?Subject%3Alist=Water%20and%20Sanitation (2016-02-17)
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    and social inclusion The unemployment rate is between 20 to 30 in the more isolated interior compared to less than 10 in the main coastal cities The study Tunisia from revolutions to institutions stresses how technology oriented small and medium sized companies SMEs can generate economic expansion and job growth including in the economically isolated interior provinces Tunisian ICT companies are likely to find an attractive market in Northern Africa and parts of Europe thanks to Arabic and French language skills and lower labor costs Entrepreneurs however expressed frustration with the cost of doing business and government control of critical markets which was installed by the previous regime They also recognized the need for a more market responsive higher education system that produces graduates with more up to date and practical knowledge Central to the Tunisian revolution of 2011 ICTs remain critically important to helping address the root causes that led to the uprising in the first place according to the report New technologies and applications are necessary to creating a vibrant economy that produces sustainable jobs for the country s young population and helping to constitute an open and transparent society The people of Tunisia demand good governance and civil participation They want inclusive economic growth which is at the core of our programs says Eileen Murray World Bank Country Manager for Tunisia By leading in ICTs which are essential to any competitive economy Tunisia can continue to be a leader in the region she adds Throughout the research which included more than a hundred interviews with representatives from all layers of society Tunisians expressed optimism and hope about their increased participation in governance processes This is certainly supported by the growing abundance of social and internet based political media which is giving voice to a new class of

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/report-on-emerging-role-of-icts-in-post-revolution-tunisia/?searchterm=None (2016-02-17)
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    operating an unfiltered search engine within the law in the country though no changes to filtering had yet been made Google launched google cn in 2006 agreeing to some censorship of the search results as required by the Chinese government It currently holds around a third of the Chinese search market far behind Baidu with more than 60 Email targeted In a blog post announcing its decision Google s chief legal officer David Drummond said A primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists The company said its investigation into the attack found two accounts of its online mail service Gmail appeared to have been accessed However the attack was limited to accessing account information such as the date the account was created and subject line rather than e mail content it said It said it had also discovered that the accounts of dozens of US China and Europe based Gmail users who are advocates of human rights in China appeared to have been routinely accessed by third parties It said these accounts had not been accessed through any security breach at Google but most likely via phishing scams or malware placed on users computers At least 20 other large companies from a wide range of businesses were similarly targeted it added Makes me sick In a blog the chief architect of Baidu said Google s decision to quit was for financial reasons rather than a human rights issue as Google had failed to dominate the Chinese search market What Google said makes me sick he said If you are to quit for the sake of financial interest then just say it Google s decision to concede to China s demands on censorship in 2006 led to accusations it had betrayed its company

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/news/google-reacts-strongly-after-cyber-attack-in-china/?searchterm=None (2016-02-17)
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    human rights activists Citing these to be targeted attacks by third Related topics regions Human Rights Cybercrimes Access to knowledge Internet Tracking cyber criminals A new software that aids cyber café owners to maintain a digital record of customers has been introduced in India The click cyber cafe manager application Related topics regions Cybercrimes Security Internet Tunisian Interior Ministry beefs up internet security post breaches Recent breaches in cyber security

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/search?Subject%3Alist=Cybercrimes (2016-02-17)
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    was less forgivable about the west s approach was the implicit naivety It was a product of wishful thinking brought about by market triumphalism the belief that in the end it is impossible to have a capitalist economy without also having liberal political institutions Google s engagement with China was driven by both greed and naivety The latter was graphically illustrated by the deal on filtering search results the company accepted The Google folk persuaded themselves it was better to let internet users know their searches had been filtered on the grounds that this might alert Chinese citizens to the imperfections in their political arrangements It was unpalatable but better than nothing And it might lead to change It was all hooey of course The regime is irredeemably authoritarian and never had any intention of ceding freedom of information to its people Neither has it ever bought into the idea of market triumphalism The whole Chinese economic miracle is a refutation of the link between capitalism and liberalism Hu Jintao Co believe it is perfectly possible to build a dynamic prosperous economy without bothering with all that democracy nonsense Recent developments confirm the indifference of the regime to western sensibilities Though nobody has yet conclusively proved the hacking attack that triggered Google s decision to quit China was officially sanctioned I can t find anyone in the security world who doubts it And already some specialists have uncovered interesting similarities between it and the Ghostnet operation of 2008 9 mounted against Tibetan activists which was traced back to a Chinese intelligence network James Fallows the distinguished US journalist who has recently returned from a long posting in China thinks it is entering its own Bush Cheney era a period of aggressive dismissal of the world A difficult and unpleasant stage

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    2009 Freedom of expression and the free flow of information and knowledge are essential to democratic societies Therefore the focus of the 2009 GIS is access to online information and knowledge advancing human rights and democracy Image credits GISWatch Cover page of the report Information and knowledge are crucial factors in human development Freedom of information and the resulting power to make informed decisions are bedrocks of liberal democracy essential tools for active citizen participation and the foundation of dominant ideas of the better life such as that of an open society The access to knowledge movement for instance works on copyright law reform and the promulgation of open access With regards to government information it is important that not only are there mechanisms put in place that facilitate access to it but also that these mechanisms work The history of events leading up to the enactment of the Right to Information Act in India provides valuable lessons as to what the scope of government information should be in how punitive measures can be implemented to guarantee that the process works and above all as to how marginalised citizens can gain the space and the means to use the law

    Original URL path: http://www.digitalopportunity.org/feature/creating-an-inclusive-society-with-icts/?searchterm=None (2016-02-17)
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