HONG KONG—Mainland Chinese readers may have found one way around China’s tight grip over news and information about the pro-democracy protests that have swept Hong Kong for the last three weeks— a California-based app best known for its personal to-do lists, clipping web-pages, and sharing notes between coworkers.
It's no longer a choice between liberal and conservative, Democrat or Republican. A third political approach gaining ground, particularly among high-tech members of Gen X and the millennial generation, doesn't cleanly fall into either category.
BUSAN, Oct. 23 (Yonhap) -- The incoming head of the U.N.'s ICT agency said Thursday Internet censorship and freedom of speech online are matters of "interpretation" that do not come directly under the organization's areas of responsibility.
"Everybody supports this concept of freedom of speech. We will try to touch some kind of areas of this," Zhao Houlin, the new secretary-general of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), told Yonhap News Agency in a brief interview. "But this is deeply related to the so-called context issues."
"The ITU is a special agency for technology and infrastructure. Freedom of speech is discussed on other platforms. We are not trying to take the issue to overlap (with other agencies)," he said.
TUNIS - Tunisia has won the United Nation's prize for the best administrative e-services in 2014.
The country ranked second in terms of the online participation of citizens, under the UN 2014 e-government survey. ''This prize recognizes national efforts in this field'', the secretary of State for public administration, Anouar Ben Khalifa, told a press conference. He added that, ''this prize will contribute to improve the business climate and will be able to attract foreign investments''.