i4d Weekly Newsletter, 28 September - 04 October 2007
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Call for Papers - i4d Magazine December Issue - New Media for Development

In the month of December, we are bringing out a special issue to coincide with our 2nd i4d film festival being held at the GK3 event at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme will focus on "New Media for Development". We are calling for articles which look at key issues such as community media, use of new media in development, web2.0 technologies in development, participatory culture etc.

Please restrict the articles to 1500-2000 words. Attach a passport size photograph of the author. Also send relevant images along with the articles in jpeg or tiff format in 300dpi or mail them to our postal address at CSDMS, G4, Sector 39, NOIDA, UP, INDIA.

Deadline: 15th October 2007
Email all articles to Sulakshana Bhattacharya at sulakshana@csdms.in


TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK
Indian Govt. plans for national WiMAX group
The Government of India plans to set up a national working group on WiMAX consisting of all stakeholders, including government, service providers, equipment manufacturers and test equipment suppliers...


NEWS


AGRICULTURE
SICA launches website in India
New ‘e-agriculture’ platform launched by the United Nations


COMMUNITY RADIO
Himachal Pradesh (India) seeks community radios for tribal areas
Delhi University launches community radio station


e-COMMERCE
Canara Bank launches mobile biometric ATM


e-GOVERNANCE
Ericsson takes e-governance to villages in Tamil Nadu (India)
City of Selma wants comments and requests via Web
Local Govt increases broadband use in South Africa
Bihar (India) panchayats set for e-governance
Dubai eGovt evaluates e-services
New ICT project launched for better online link to government
e-Tender project begins in Bahrain
Indian Government updates rural job scheme programme


EDUCATION
MoU to digitise old books in Saraswathi Mahal Library in Tamil Nadu (India)
IT education to get a boost in Salem schools of Tamil Nadu (India)
Books go digital in the British Library
School Education Dept. plans to launch mobile library in Chennai, India


HEALTH
The University of California, Merced eyes telemedicine
BSNL (India) to provide telemedicine service among hospitals
UNICEF and Special Olympics launch project that aims at children with intellectual disabilities


m-SERVE
MTNL (India) bids for Lanka's Sunte
Dual-mode phones launched in India
Bharti to offer mobile money transfer services in India
BSNL targets 20,000 broadband connections in HP (India)


SME
India, Brazil and South Africa to hold summit in October, 2007
'Benchmarking Developing Asia’s manufacturing sector'--New ADB-sponsored study


TECHNOLOGY
ISRO to set up INR 1,600 crore satellite navigation system


TELECENTRE
UN-sponsored meeting on telecentres to be held in Bangkok (Thailand)
Ericsson to enable mobile voice and data connectivity in Ugandan refugee camps


TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Zain launches nationwide broadband access in Bahrain

INTERVIEW
Exploring MCX
Name: Dr. V Shunmugam
Publish Date: 08 September 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT
Young Social Entrepreneurs’ Forum @ GK3
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia
Date: 11-13 December 2007

Leaders in Dubai Business Forum
Date: 18-20 November, 2007
Dubai UAE

UNESCO Prize for Rural Communication $ 20,000
Location: UNESCO Headquarters, France
Date: 26 to 28 March 2008

EVENTS
Digital Asia e-Gov Summit (DAEG07)
Date: 27-28 November, 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Biomedical Asia 2008
Date: 14-17 April 2008
Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore

Mobile Content World Asia 2008
Date: 25-27 April 2008
Suntec International Exhibition & Convention Centre - Singapore

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