May 10 2013 (IPS) – Several Ethiopian publications are coming together to set up a ‘press council’ with the hope of easing restrictions on the media in Ethiopia. The journalists suggested the idea of the council at a May 3 meeting held at the behest of the Ministry of Information to discuss media reforms in the country. “The meeting was the first time we have had such a direct and open dialogue with the government over press issues,” Getachew Worku, editor of the independent publication Ethio Mihidar, told IPS. “We have to welcome this development as a positive step to ease press restrictions.” Continue reading
L’ambassadeur pour la Côte d’Ivoire du Centre international sur l’éthique des media (The Center for International Media Ethics-CIME), profite de la célébration de la journée mondiale sur la liberté de la presse, pour proposer une réflexion sur le processus de la liberté de la presse en Côte d’Ivoire. Continue reading
25 avril, 2013: In this speech to the Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific at Bangkok, , the LDC Watch International Coordinator Arjun Karki highlighted the urgent issue of the TRIPS (trade related aspects of intellectual property rights) waiver extension period granted to LDCs under the WTO. Continue reading
New pylon in somaliland
HARGEISA, Apr 22 2013 (IPS) – A wind turbine, situated some 20 kilometres outside Somaliland’s capital Hargeisa, has become a significant totem of the country’s changing energy landscape. Later this year, Somaliland’s first Electricity Energy Act will be launched, as the country’s first legal and regulatory framework to manage energy production and distribution, with a focus on piloting alternative energy solutions, including wind farms in four major cities. Continue reading
29 March, Tunis: LDC Watch organised an event “Politics of Poverty and Development in the Least Developed Countries” at the World Social Forum 2013 in Tunis, Tunisia on 29th March 2013.
The meeting was attended by various civil society representatives from Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions with a great enthusiasm. Continue reading
Le géant indien Tata Steel a déjà investi 25 millions de dollars dans l’exploration du minerai de fer dans l’ouest du pays. Le projet, qui inclut aussi un chemin de fer, impliquera un investissement global de deux milliards de dollars. Continue reading