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NGO meeting. Pic: Asia Sentinel.

Here comes ‘dot NGO’

By Mon, Mar 24, 2014 10:23AM UTC Comments Off NGO meeting. Pic: Asia Sentinel.

The impact of an expanding Web universe on the NGO community writes Brian Cute from Public Interest Registry for Asia Sentinel. For two and a half decades the Internet has connected and informed millions of people across the globe. It’s now easier than ever to join a community, spread the word about a cause or...

Thai webmaster Chiranuch loses appeal against suspended sentence

By Fri, Nov 08, 2013 11:44AM UTC Comments Off Chiranuch Premchaiporn. Pic: AP.

Thai webmaster Chiranuch Premchaiporn has lost her appeal against her sentence for not deleting online comments deemed insulting to the monarchy quickly enough from the now defunct web board of the Thai news site Prachatai. The Criminal Court found her guilty in May 2012 and initially sentenced her to 1 year in prison, which was then reduced to...

3 Study Tips to Help You Dominate the GMAT

By Fri, Apr 05, 2013 12:00PM UTC Comments Off 3 Study Tips to Help You Dominate the GMAT

3 Study Tips to Help You Dominate the GMAT

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” ― John Maeda

Formulating a simple, cohesive GMAT study plan for yourself is a matter of trial and error. Plenty of previous test takers have learned this the long and drawn out way. Prior to hitting the books, take a look at these tips specifically meant for creating a personalized GMAT study plan that have proven successful for hundreds of previous test takers.

Utilize the Web. The internet isn’t just for downloading prep materials anymore. This is about absorbing forum...

Reducing digital gap in Cambodia through the fear of expression’s censorship

By Sat, Dec 01, 2012 9:26PM UTC Comments Off Cambodian children using computers at the first and only academic Cafe Internet at Don Bosco City in Kep Province. Students of journalism and communication assist the children to develop their digital skills in a formative manner. 'These children will be authentic digital natives and they are located far from the main stream of development in Cambodia, so it is an opening of opportunities for them,' said volunteer educator David Agudelo. Photo Al Rodas, 11/17/2012

The number of Internet users in Cambodia is rising in a country with one of the biggest digital gap in the region. However, there is a fear of a possible online censorship that could come through the weaving of a detailed legislation, as it has been used for example in traditional media since 2008 with...

Japan ponders internet sales tax

By Sat, Jun 30, 2012 12:57PM UTC Comments Off Japan ponders internet sales tax

It’s been less than a week since Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda fought back disputes and rebellion from his own Democratic Party of Japan to pass the infamous 10 percent sales tax. But already the Finance Ministry has begun considering the introduction of a consumption tax on items bought over the internet including books, music and...

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