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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 08-11-28

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] AUSTRALIAN MP CYPRUS
  • [02] LAW COMMISSIONER CONFERENCE
  • [03] SURVEY HOUSEHOLDS PC INTERNET

  • [01] AUSTRALIAN MP CYPRUS

    The government of Australia will continue to support efforts for a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem, Australian Federal MP Steve Georganas has stressed.

    Georganas was speaking Thursday at Australias House of Representatives ahead of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cypriot community of South Australia. The Australian MP said that the number of Cypriots who have emigrated to Australia has doubled as a result of the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

    Regarding the Cyprus issue, Georganas underlined that the government of Australia continues to support the decision taken by the United Nations which provides for a peaceful settlement of the Cyprus issue and the reunification of the island, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. Georganas pointed out that the Australian government will continue to provide its support to Cyprus independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity towards achieving a just and durable solution to the Cyprus problem.

    [02] LAW COMMISSIONER CONFERENCE

    Cyprus Law Commissioner Leda Koursoumba departs Sunday for Cairo to participate in an international conference to be held December 1 -2, marking the 60th anniversary since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Koursoumba will attend the conference at the invitation of President of National Organization of Human Rights of Egypt, former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros- Ghali, who is the organiser of the conference in cooperation with UNESCO.

    The conference will be attended by state officials, presidents of national organisations of human rights presidents as well as representatives of human rights organizations.

    [03] SURVEY HOUSEHOLDS PC INTERNET

    The percentage of Cypriot households with access to a computer keeps increasing, reaching 56,3% in 2008, compared to 53,1% in 2007, according to an annual survey conducted by the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus.

    The survey, entitled Information and Communication Technologies Usage in Households and by Individuals 2008, was carried out for the fifth consecutive year in all member states of the European Union.

    The Internet access in households continues to increase. In the first quarter of 2008, the Internet was accessed at least once in 42,9% of the households, compared to 38,9% in 2007. Over the past years there has been a steady increase in broadband connections and a simultaneous decrease in narrowband connections (Modem, ISDN). 76,8% of the households with Internet access have a broadband connection


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