[GKD] Wireless-for-Development Portal Launched (Venezuela)

2005-08-12 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
Campaigners in Venezuela have launched a wireless-for-development portal, and the English-language details are below. See http://www.apc.org/english/news/index.shtml?x=582985 and also http://www.apc.org/english/news/index.shtml?x=526407 for EsLaRed's eighth Latin American workshop on networking

[GKD] Free and Open Source Software Tools for NGOs

2005-01-18 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
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[GKD] NGOs and Free Software

2004-12-21 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
--- Frederick Noronha (FN) Nr Convent Saligao 403511 Goa India Freelance JournalistP: 832-2409490 M: 9822122436 http://www.livejournal.com/users/goalinks http://fn.swiki.net http://www.ryze.com/go

[GKD] India's March Towards Open Access

2004-12-01 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
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[GKD] India's PM Launches Village Resource Centre

2004-10-19 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
. ISRO and the Department of Space plan to set up more such VRCs in regions such as islands, mountainous terrains and tribal-dominated areas, before extending the service to all 600,000 villages. Frederick Noronha (FN

[GKD] BytesForAll: South Asian ICT4D Newsletter

2004-06-01 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/ _/ B y t e s F o r A l l --- http://www.bytesforall.org _/ Making Computing Relevant to the People of South Asia _/ http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bytesforall_readers 062004

[GKD] First Community Radio in South Africa Celebrates 10th

2004-05-27 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
Anniversary Sender: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Precedence: bulk Reply-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Success Rewards Bush Courage By Michello Cho [Radio World * July 2003] CAPE TOWN, South Africa: The Bush Radio story exemplifies the power of positive thinking. The first community radio initiative in South

Re: [GKD] RFI: Low-Bandwidth Long Distance Wireless E-mail

2004-05-25 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
Roberto Verzola wrote: Speaking of low-cost access (to the Web, via email), the www4mail services have been one of the most appreciated. I considered it my lifeline when I stayed offline (but kept email) for more than a year, and would still use it for most of my Web access if it remained

[GKD] Sustainable Agriculture Magazine on CD

2004-04-21 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
A world of agri info... on a CD --- LEISA arrived today with a bit of a bulge, and my guess was not wrong... it was a CD. One of the mags which I find rather interesting in the field of agriculture gave me a pleasant surprise. It included the entire archives of its

[GKD] Video Volunteers: Using Video to Fight Poverty (India)

2004-04-13 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
I would like to appeal to those on this list to join-in a debate currently underway for the legalisation of community-radio in India. This campaign has been on since the mid-nineties, when the Supreme Court of India gave its landmark judgement saying that the airwaves are public property and

[GKD] Community Radio Gives India's Villagers a Voice

2004-03-25 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
INTERESTING STORY from South India. Sorry for the delay in posting it. As someone involved with the community-radio debate, I'd urge anyone who sees potential in this form of communication to add their voice to the demand for freeing India's airwaves. The world's largest democracy needs to prove

[GKD] Tackling India's Literacy Problem

2004-01-12 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
This reply was sent out to one specific query. Guess it applies for others interested too. FN ** It is always good to be sharing information with like minded individuals and organisations. As you may have learned from my friend, Fred Noronha, and perhaps a

[GKD] Will Computers Help Goa's Children?

2003-12-16 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
Will computers help Goa's children? By Daryl Martyris dmartyris at hotmail.com For the last five years a silent revolution has been happening in Goa's village schools. Overseas Goans have been sending money and used computers to village schools. The government has been distributing PCs

[GKD] Using ICT to Improve Education (India)

2003-12-09 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
IN A WORLD WHERE THOSE WHO CAN'T TEACH, I.T. CAN by Frederick Noronha CAN IT AND THE INTERNET help teacher's teach better, design courses better, build improved learning environments, and support the learner more adequately? Yes, say the experiences of technologists working in various parts of

[GKD] Using Computers to Battle Illiteracy (India)

2003-10-23 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
- Frederick Noronha (FN)| http://www.fredericknoronha.net Freelance Journalist | http://www.bytesforall.org http://goalinks.pitas.com | http://joingoanet.shorturl.com http://linuxinindia.pitas.com | http

[GKD] Information Societies and the Gender Divide (India)

2003-10-21 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
Building Information Societies: Grappling with Gendered fault-lines Reshmi Sarkar, IT for Change, Bangalore Information technology (IT) is viewed as a potent force in transforming social, economic, and political life across the globe. Today, without being plugged into the information age, there

[GKD] Flaws in India's Model e-Governance Project

2003-09-29 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
Flaws in Bhoomi, India's model e-governance project By Keya Acharya Karnataka's Bhoomi project, which computerised 20 million rural land records, was designed as an instrument of equity. But is IT also reinforcing inequality, with men benefiting more than women and the rich benefiting more than

[GKD] Results of a Survey of Computers in a School in Goa, India

2003-07-30 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
URL: http://gscp.org/components/survey3.htm Results of survey conducted at Vasant Vidyalaya HS Respondents Profile 30 students 9 males, 21 females from grade 9 9 were 16-18 year range, 21 were 13-15 years range Background - Vasant Vidyalaya is a secondary school with a total enrollment of

[GKD] BytesForAll--South Asian IT for Dev. Newsletter

2003-07-29 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
B y t e s F o r A l l --- http://www.bytesforall.org Making Computing Relevant to the People of South Asia AUG 2003 * http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bytesforall_readers -- ICTs and handicrafts

[GKD] i4d ezine - Can ICTs Change Rural Lives?

2003-06-28 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
-- i4d is a bi-monthly publication. It is intended for those interested and involved in the use of Information and Communication Technologies for development of underserved communities. It is hoped that it will serve to foster a

[GKD] Patent Vote Fails Europe's Software Programmers

2003-06-21 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
The Greens in the European Parliament Tel: (Bxl) +32 2 2844683 phone: 0032 475 671 340 fax: 0032 2 2844944 mobile phone: 0032-475-67 13 40 [EMAIL PROTECTED] THE GREENS/EFA in the European Parliament -- - Frederick Noronha (FN

[GKD] Public Interest Ligitation Wants Gov't toUse Linux (India)

2003-06-19 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
wrongdoing, Microsoft expressed tacit support for SCO by licensing its Unix technology. -- - Frederick Noronha (FN)| http://www.fredericknoronha.net Freelance Journalist | http://www.bytesforall.org http

[GKD] Computers to Africa Scheme Criticised

2003-06-09 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
IT MIGHT HELP if we had to look at what made computers obsolete so speedily, rather than just concentrating on shifting the older computers from the First to the Third World. I think bloatware-producing proprietorial software companies are part of the problem, not part of the solution. Free

[GKD] BytesForAll Clippings

2003-06-05 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
recently been legalised by the government, said the report. It's hard to sift the claims from the reality sometimes... http://infochangeindia.org/ItanddItop.jsp?section_idv=9#2168 -- - Frederick Noronha (FN)| http

[GKD] Taking Communities Online (India)

2003-04-03 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
Taking communities online... Bangalore offers cyber tools to manage knowledge By Frederick Noronha Everybody on the Net seems to be focussing on technology and tools to get their job done, but an Indian-incubated initiative is focussing on how people can make the real difference in tapping the

[GKD] Can ICT Be India's Growth Engine?

2003-03-22 Thread Frederick Noronha (FN)
http://www.business-standard.com/archives/2003/mar/50120303.075.asp Value For Money : Subir Roy Can ICT be India's growth engine? Business Standard, March 12, 2003 ICT has already started improving infrastructure and there is enormous potential for future development Can information and