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May 2011 Blog Posts (6)

'Social Remittances Revisited': Rethinking development and migration

Most debates on development and migration favour the economic over the social, according to Peggy Levitt of Harvard University. At a seminar in Maastricht, she argued that culture permeates all aspects of the development enterprise — as a challenge and an opportunity — and that migrants bring ideas, practices, and narratives that allow mobility and various forms of belonging. Click on the link below for more details:…


Added by Howard Hudson on May 20, 2011 at 15:12 — No Comments

Social impacts of science, technology and innovation indicators: Audio Interview

Indicators are a kind of technology, a product, which governs behaviour and develops in response to user needs. But what are the social impacts of their development?

Could innovation indicators be used to help poorer countries catch up? Is the EU on the right track in terms of monitoring and encouraging innovation? For the answers to these questions and more, click on the link below for the latest podcast from United Nations University-MERIT.

UNU-MERIT website:…


Added by Howard Hudson on May 17, 2011 at 13:56 — No Comments


i am new in this group so want to join all of u


Added by Dr.Abid on May 17, 2011 at 13:27 — No Comments

World marks press freedom day

UN secretary General Ban ki moon has called on governments to promote press freedom stating that access to information empowers people to transform lives in the community.

In a message conveyed from Ban ki moon, during the marking of world press freedom day in Addis Ababa, when information is hindered, the capacity to function is disrupted. 

In Africa, most governments tend to muzzle the media through old-age tactics such as intimidation, harassment, unlawful arrests, torture,…


Added by Nevill Misigo Kavuludi on May 10, 2011 at 18:48 — No Comments

Seminar on “Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Consequences”

Fukushima nuclear disaster has created serious panic all around the world regarding the use of nuclear power but we do not have any other best option than using nuclear power in the globe and even in Bangladesh taking full safety and highest precaution measures in this regard.

This was observed by the speakers at a seminar on “Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Consequences” held at the conference lounge of the National Press Club on 23 April 2011. Bangladesh Science Writers and… Continue

Added by Saadi, Mir Lutful Kabir on May 5, 2011 at 15:19 — No Comments


Création de l'Alliance des Journalistes scientifiques Africains de la Diaspora (AJSAD)

 Le 23 avril 2011, à SLEEP WELL YOUTH HOTEL, Bruxelles


Lors de leur première Assemblée Générale, une vingtaine de journalistes et gestionnaires de médias africains de la diaspora, travaillant sur des thématiques liées à la science ou à l’Afrique viennent de créer une association dénommée « Alliance des Journalistes Scientifiques de la Diaspora,…


Added by David ILUNGA KABANGA on May 2, 2011 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

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