MISTICA: Extracted from The Drum Beat

From: Daniel Pimienta (
Date: Sun Aug 12 2001 - 15:56:53 AST

From: "Warren Feek" <>
Subject: The Drum Beat - 106 - Development News and Trend Stories
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2001 04:22:00 -0600

The Drum Beat - 106 - Communication News, Development News, Base Line Aug,
13 2001

from The Communication forces...local
choices...critical voices...telling stories...

1. Computer Skills in Rio's Favelas

'i-connect' profiles an audio story available on InterWorld
ure_detail about how a simple project in Rio de Janeiro has brought a
'computer craze' sweeping through the streets of the favelas. The
Committee to Democratise Information Technology has set up public computer
centres and schools in the poorest parts of town. InterWorld visits one to
find out how well they're working and why access to a PC helps people out
of the poverty trap.

3. New Internet Based Newspaper for the Caribbean

A story from the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Herald posted on SIDSNet
reports that a new Internet based newspaper linking all 25 papers in the
Caribbean is to be set up with the support of UNESCO. "Each of the papers
will have their own websites to produce up-to-the-minute news and circulate
it via the Internet so anybody logging on to any of those websites would be
able to get news at the drop of a hat," said UNESCO's Jocelyne Josiah.

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