• About 70 residents of Alice Springs, Australia met on September 1, 2005 and voted to keep their community radio station 8 CCC on the air. The station operates out of Charles Darwin University, which has clashed with station management over content. The university wants the station's programme to have a pan-Australian content, while the residents wants the station to continue its focus on local issues, including agriculture.

• Heads of various Christian churches in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad have come together under the banner of a non-governmental organisation, Asha Kiran, to respond to the HIV/AIDS crisis in Andhra Pradesh. The network would impart training to pastors, priests, seminarians, theology students, nuns and women leaders on the disease.