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Saturday, December 06, 2003

British Council relaunches the Daily Summit weblog
Earth-Info.Net is very pleased to see that the British Council-sponsored Daily Summit weblog (first launched to cover the UN's World Summit on Sustainable Development) has been revived in order to produce incisive + up-to-date coverage of developments at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (5-8 December) and the World Summit on the Information Society (10-12 December).

Recent posts on the Daily Summit site include a discussion of how investment in radio, a low-cost technology already available to 80% of the world's population, as a development tool, has suffered as a result of heavy investment in the internet... which incidentally reaches far fewer people.

Also mentioned are the activities of a gay rights campaigner called Peter Tatchell who has criticised South Africa's "quiet diplomacy" in relation to human rights abuses in Zimbabwe and said "What's the point of having these (human rights) laws if the Commonwealth and the rest of the international community refuses to use them?"...