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   Copyright Law as a Tool for State Censorship of the Internet
Source: eff.org
Summary: When state officials seek to censor online speech, they're going to use the quickest and easiest method available. For many, copyright takedown notices do the trick. After years of lobbying and increasing pressure from content industries on policymakers and tech companies, sending copyright notices to take media offline is easier than ever.
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   Digital Inclusion Report 2014
Source: gsma.com
Summary: Mobile phones have become the most popular and widespread form of personal technology on the planet, with 3.6 billion unique mobile subscribers and 7.2 billion connections globally. Mobile has had a profound impact on all aspects of life, from simply allowing people to communicate with each other, to providing access to services such as education, healthcare and financial services. The mobile inte ... Read More
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   Web Report: Online Surveillance and Censorship Are Getting Worse
Source: gigaom.com
Summary: Mass online surveillance and censorship of what people see on the web appear to be getting worse, according to the latest Web Index report from Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web Foundation. These trends, along with the paucity of net neutrality rules around the world, have led the web inventor to call for the internet to be made a basic human right.
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   Japan: Debate on Education Policies Has Barely Scratched the Surface
Source: the-japan-news.com
Summary: It is no exaggeration to say Japan’s future development rests on its success or failure in nurturing talented human resources. How will Japan bring up children who will shoulder responsibility for the nation’s future? Questions are being raised about the specifics of education policies.
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   Copyright Law as a Tool for State Censorship of the Internet
Source: https://www.eff.org/
Summary: When state officials seek to censor online speech, they're going to use the quickest and easiest method available. For many, copyright takedown notices do the trick. After years of lobbying and increasing pressure from content industries on policymakers and tech companies, sending copyright notices to take media offline is easier than ever.
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2014 Global City Informatization Forum Co-organized by RCOCI

During 2014 Global City Informatization Forum co-organized by Regional Cooperation Office for City Informatization (RCOCI), participants from all around the world deeply discussed and actively brainstormed on the theme of “Smartness, Integration, Convergence”. We came up with a number of fantastic new concepts, ideas and approaches benefited from collective wisdom in terms of accelerating ICT innovation, deepening construction of smart cities, and informatizing a better life.

Please click here to view the brief conclusion report.

For more information about the forum, please click here

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 Galilee International Management Institute
Country: Israel
Description: Based in beautiful northern Israel, the Galilee Institute is a leading public training institution, offering advanced leadership, management and capacity building seminars to professionals from more than 160 transitional and industrialised countries around the world. The institute enjoys a global reputation as a top management institute, and to date, more than 10,000 senior managers, administrators and planners have graduated from the international programmes at the institute. In addition to its regularly scheduled seminars, the institute also offers tailor-made training programmes, designed to meet the requirements of governments and other international organisations. All programmes are available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic, and other languages are available upon request.

Click here  to visit Galilee International Management Institute.

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 Approaches to Urban Slums a Multimedia Sourcebook on Adaptive and Proactive Strategies
Country: India
Description: This  source book  by Barjor Mehta & Arish Dastur (editors) from The World Bank on Approaches to Urban Slums  a Multimedia Sourcebook on Adaptive and Proactive Strategies brings together the growing and rich body of knowledge on the vital issue of improving the lives of existing slum dwellers, while simultaneously planning for new urban growth in a way which ensures future urban residents are not forced to live in slums. The sourcebook& rsquo s user-friendly multimedia approach and informal dialogue greatly increase the accessibility of the content, as well as the range of topics and information that are covered. Totaling over nine hours of modular viewing time, the sourcebook will be an essential resource for practitioners, policy makers, as well as students and academics. It contains the latest perspectives on the burning issues, and cutting edge approaches to dealing with the problems that afflict the living conditions of hundreds of millions of poor people. The sourcebook charts unfamiliar waters in two ways.

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 Strengthening Open Government: India Country Paper
Country: India
Description: This paper titled “Strengthening Open Government: India Country Paper” was presented at the 6th Multi-country Study Mission on Public Governance Conference between
26-28,October 2011/Seoul, Korea by Mohammad Taqiuddin, Deputy Executive Director and co- authored by Shabbeer Shaik, Programme Manager, Center for Good Governance, Hyderabad and paper deals with Open Government initiatives in India and goes beyond Right to information. It deals with initiatives in the area of transparency of Government actions ,the accessibility of government services and information and the responsiveness of Government to new ideas, demands and needs.


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 School of Management and Public Administration, The University of the South Pacific
Description:

Time of Establishment:

Present Director: Narendra Reddy

Brief Introduction: The USP (The University of the South Pacific) region covers thousands of islands, spread over 33 million square kilometers of the Pacific Ocean with 1.9 million people, hundreds of distinct cultures and many different languages. USP is a dual mode teaching institution and has 3 campuses and 14 centers, one in each of the member island nations. The Faculty of Business & Economics is one of the largest faculties of USP and the School of Management and Public Administration is one of the major schools in the faculty. The school prides itself on the quality and relevance of its educational programs and the support and opportunities it provides for students and other key stakeholders. The staff in the school provide learning opportunities of the highest standards, and through their experience & research, both academic and scholarly, ensure that teaching and learning materials are at the forefront of business education. The department is constantly rethinking programs and subject areas and has recently developed new learning opportunities in such areas as: International Marketing, Total Quality Management, Decision Making, Services Management, New Venture Creation and Management Applications and Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management for public servants in the South Pacific Region.

Curriculums: Management Applications, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Business Analysis, New Venture Creation, International Marketing, etc.

Address: School of Management and Public Administration, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific, Private Bag, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji.

Tel: (+679) 323 2137

Email: pratt_n(at)usp.ac.fj, nasedra_i(at)usp.ac.fj

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 Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo (Japan)
Country: Japan
Description:

Time of Establishment: 2004

Present Director: Yoshitsugu Kanamoto

Brief Introduction: The University of Tokyo’s Graduate Schools for Law and Politics and Graduate School of Economics have co-established the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), which offers a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree. GraSPP aims to train students in planning, implementing and evaluating public policy, and to prepare students for careers public service.

Curriculums: Administrative Organization Law, Local Government Finance and Local Tax, Legislation Politics, Policy Analysis, Municipal Government & Administration, Public Management, Macroeconomics, etc.

Address: 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033 JAPAN, MPP/IP Admissions Office

Tel: +81-3-5841-1349

Email: MPP/IP@pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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