"Our plans and conceptual work were vague to say the least if it was not for the vision of Ms. Tadros and her ingenuity and creative thinking. In the matter of few hours she had a full grasp of our groups' aims and perspective clients and began to give us a much needed advise on how to expand our reach and maximize our penetration. She was also fluent in the analysis of the cyber activism, social, economic and political concepts and how to promote them through the World Wide Web. It seemed that we hired a public relations firm, a media firm and a creative consultant all in one."

— Riad Hamad, Palestine Children's Welfare Fund

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WSIS +10

 

The WSIS+10 High-Level Event will be an extended version of the WSIS Forum. The Event will be held at the ITU Headquarters, Geneva from 10-13 June 2014 (9 June pre-events). It is designed to review the progress made in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes.

It is designed to review the progress made in the implementation of the WSIS outcomes under the mandates of participating agencies, and to take stock of achievements in the last 10 years based on reports of WSIS Stakeholders, including those submitted by countries, Action Line Facilitators and other stakeholders. The event will review the WSIS Outcomes (2003 and 2005) related to the WSIS Action Lines with the view of developing proposals on a new vision beyond 2015, potentially including new targets.

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International day against DRM

May 6th was International Day of Action against Digital Restriction Management.

What is DRM?

>a bit of technology that hardware and software manufacturers, publishers, and copyright holders use to control the way we use the devices and media that we own. The idea is to limit users’ ability to copy the content without permission, but DRM does much more: it shapes how people tinker with and share devices, software, music, movies, etc. they legally paid for. Have you ever unsuccessfully tried to copy music you “bought” from your computer to your iPhone? Attempted to download an ebook from Amazon only to discover it isn't “compatible” with your device? That’s DRM at work.

Read more here about the events that took place that day.

Also there is a Guide to DRM-free living at https://www.defectivebydesign.org/guide

 

Girls in ICT

Organizing an event to celebrate the Girls in ICT Day is every year on 24 April. It is a worthwhile effort. It is our chance to raise awareness about the opportunities of the ICT sector and empower girls and young women with the knowledge that careers in ICT can be for them. The event is supported by ITU.

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E-discussion on MDG

From 03 February - 16 March, 2014 the UN is organizing an e-discussion on the theme of “Addressing ongoing and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future” also known as AMR2015. You may participate in the ongoing discussions at https://www.unteamworks.org/

 

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