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Friday, June 25, 2004

Scotsman.com News - Entertainment - Arts - Ethiopian street gangs tale wins top book prize: "TRUE-LIFE stories of Ethiopian street children living rough in the capital, Addis Ababa, helped a Scottish children?s author to a top literary prize. "

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

UNICEF - About UNICEF: Employment: "UNICEF, the world?s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a Communication Officer, L-4, based in its Nairobi, Kenya location to be responsible, under the general direction of the Representative, for the development, planning, implementation, management and monitoring of information and communication strategies to support the UNICEF Kenya Country Office programme."

OLF Press Release: "Regardless of OLF?s repeated statements making it clear that it does not have any military bases on Kenyan soil, since June 7, 2004, the Kenyan government has bowed to Ethiopian government and it?s military pressure to unconditionally join the Ethiopian military campaign against the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), the military wing of the OLF, targeting areas along either sides of the troubled common border."

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Approaching Deadline for Submission of Nominations for Memory of the World Register: UNESCO-CI (3.01b): "30 June 2004 is the last day for UNESCO to receive new proposals for inscription on the Memory of the World International Register a list of library and archives collections of world significance, which was established in 1992 to preserve and promote documentary heritage of universal value. "

Saturday, June 19, 2004

ReliefWeb: Humanitarian Vacancies: "The 'Expanding Access to Global Knowledge to Universities in Somalia' project is a part of the World Bank/UNDP LICUS (Low Income Countries Under Stress) initiative. The project proposes to provide improved connectivity and associated technical and pedagogical support to institutions in Northwest/Somaliland and Northeast/Puntland, based on a number of selection criteria. The provision and installation of VSATs will enable students and faculty, and other Somali professionals to have expanded easy access to global knowledge and learning opportunities.

The project manager/distance learning specialist will support selected universities in Somalia in gaining maximum benefit from use of the installed hardware and software. Under the supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative/Programme, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:"

Vacancy Announcement: "Senior Public Information Officer, UN OCHA New York"

UNV Online Volunteering: "OneWorld seeks a Volunteer to take over from the existing editor of the OneWorld Country Guide for Rwanda at http://www.oneworld.net/article/frontpag e/365/4890. This is a fascinating opportunity to contribute to one of the internet's best known sites covering human rights and sustainable development. "

Reuters Foundation: Journalism Training: "Calling all African Radio Journalists



Reuters Foundation will be running a one-week Radio Reporting course in Grahamstown, South Africa from 19-23 July 2004. The aim of the course is to teach the rudiments of reporting for radio. What a potential broadcast journalist should know about interviewing techniques, presentation styles and, crucially, equipment and tools of the trade.
If you are an African Radio journalist in need of training click here to find out how to apply. "

Reuters Foundation: Journalism Training: "Reuters Foundation is partnering with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to run a five-day HIV/AIDS Reporting Workshops in Addis Ababa. The main aim of the course is to give participants specialist expertise in all aspects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, strengthening their ability to report authoritatively on the subject for the benefit of their audiences and societies. The objectives will be achieved through a stimulating and varied mix of lectures by experts, classroom debates, news writing exercises and field trips."

Prix RFI - NetAfrique2004: "RFI organise pour la quatri?me ann?e cons?cutive le prix RFI-Net Afrique. Objectif : mettre en lumi?re et soutenir les acteurs du web qui oeuvrent au d?veloppement de l'Afrique dans les domaines suivants : social, culturel, sant?, ?ducation, ?conomie solidaire et innovation. Un concours organis? avec le Fonds international pour la promotion de la culture de l'Unesco."

Reuters Foundation: Journalism Training: "Reuters Foundation is partnering with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to run a five-day HIV/AIDS Reporting Workshops in Addis Ababa. The main aim of the course is to give participants specialist expertise in all aspects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, strengthening their ability to report authoritatively on the subject for the benefit of their audiences and societies. The objectives will be achieved through a stimulating and varied mix of lectures by experts, classroom debates, news writing exercises and field trips."

Friday, June 11, 2004

Nigerian Sneaker Net "To Ejimanya, broadband means lugging a big bundle of printed e-mails back with him to the university, which despite being one of the country's largest and most prestigious engineering schools has no reliable means of connecting to the Internet."

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Balancing Act News Update - African internet developments#internet#internet: "AFRICAN LAKES SELLS EGYPTIAN ISP MENANET BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL OWNER"

Open Research: "Are second-hand PCs worth it?
How much does it cost you to own and maintain refurbished computers in Africa, compared to the cost of owning and maintaining new PCs?
We have compiled 16 easy questions that aim to find out problems you may have had with your PCs, and to better understand the conditions in Africa that affect the life-span and maintenance of computers. "

Open Research: "Are second-hand PCs worth it?
How much does it cost you to own and maintain refurbished computers in Africa, compared to the cost of owning and maintaining new PCs?
We have compiled 16 easy questions that aim to find out problems you may have had with your PCs, and to better understand the conditions in Africa that affect the life-span and maintenance of computers. "

Fritz Institute: " A lack of reporters assigned to crisis beats, together with little or no funding available for field visits to crisis sites, means that humanitarian relief is low on the news agenda. Compounding the issue is a lack of media skills among relief charities, as the study finds that non-governmental organizations (NGO)s are vastly under-using technology and skills resources available to them."