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ICT for development case studies : Central America|Estudios de caso TIC para el desarrollo

OP DE COUL, Maartje
December 2003

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The BDO programme aims to address key barriers and opportunites for ICTs in achieving development targets. As part of the BDO programme a series of case studies have been conducted by OneWorld International to help give decision makers a clear understanding of how civil society is actually using information and communication technologies, and what their impact is. The Central America case studies look at a technoclub for young people, a feminist radio station and a cultural video production project in Costa Rica; and a website for agricultural workers, telecentre and internet portal on deomcratisation, an anti-corruption project, and a project focusing on human rights of homosexuals in El Salvador

Hooked on tobacco

February 2002

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A report into the plight of tobacco farmers in Brazil. The report finds that British American Tobacco's (BAT) power is disadvantaging contract famers in Brazil. It raises serious concerns about the health and safety of farmers and their families, especially in relation to their exposure to pesticides. It also looks at the exploitative relationship between the farmers and BAT's subsidiary in Brazil


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