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Johannesburg Summit: Rethinking old practices

Monday, 26 August 2002 Leave a comment

The Jakarta Post, 26 August 2002 – EDITORIAL & OPINION

by Yanuar Nugroho

The World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD) will start in Johannesburg on Aug. 26 and end on Sept. 6. The summit is hoped to be able to make major corrections towards the way development has been taking place — at least after the Rio Summit.

The preparatory talks or PrepComIV held in Bali, the final stop before Johannesburg, was considered to have failed to address some important issues. It seems that we are forced to believe that there is only one way the development of our world should be conducted.

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Addiction to mobile phones amid neoliberalism

Monday, 12 August 2002 3 comments

The Jakarta Post, 12 August 2002 : Opinion

by Yanuar Nugroho

Read this. “The number of mobile phones was estimated to be near 77 million, with more than 37,500 people signing up for wireless phone service each day. And these users are talking more than ever before. There is too much traffic on the phone network.” (New York Times, Aug. 19 2000).

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