Communication, access and equality - RN Future Tense - 3 November 2011

We look at a number of projects aiming to improve access to communication - be it the use of telephones in East Timor or Internet access in the remote interior of Australia.

Guests:
David Rowe, Electronic engineer and one of the founders of the Dili Village Telco Project.

Dr Paul Gardner Stephen, Co-founder of the Serval Project & Research Fellow in Rural, Remote & Humanitarian Telecommunications at Flinders University.

Blair McFarland, Central Australian Youth Link Up Service.

Associate Professor Ellie Rennie, Deputy Director, Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology.

Tess Crellin, Part of the Indigenous Community Volunteers Program.

Jason Butcher, Member of the Tjupi Band and Papunya resident.

Further Information:
Triple J’s Hack Program (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hack/)
Internet on the Outstation- article by Ellie Rennie (http://inside.org.au/internet-on-the-outstation/)
Ellie Rennie’s profile (http://www.swinburne.edu.au/lss/staff/view.php?who=erennie)
Centre for Appropriate Technology (http://www.icat.org.au/)
Serval Project (http://www.servalproject.org/)
David Rowe’s blog (http://www.rowetel.com/blog/?page_id=434)
Village Telco (http://villagetelco.org/)
Paul Gardner Stephen’s profile (http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/paul.gardner-stephen)

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/futuretense/stories/2011/3353120.htm