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We want you! A call for your (mobile) expertise!

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa

APC-member SANGONeT and MobileActive.org invite you to contribute your expertise to MobileActive08 to take place from 13-15 October 2008 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mexico: Statement from the international mission on attacks against journalists and media

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, April 25, 2008 — Mexico has become the most dangerous country for journalists in the Americas.

GREAT WALL 2.0: How China leads the World in web censorship

Berlin, Germany

*Just in the time for the Olympics, the Chinese government has proved itself to be a pioneer as well as a top exporter in cutting-edge online censorship methods.

Mobile Phones Play Role in Zimbabwe

Harare

It’s well-known that mobile phones are revolutionizing communications across the globe, particularly in developing countries where landline infrastructure is lacking in many rural and urban areas.

Can the Cellphone Help End Global Poverty?

New York, USA

If you need to reach Jan Chipchase, the best, and sometimes only, way to get him is on his cellphone. The first time I spoke to him last fall, he was at home in his apartment in Tokyo.

Citizen journalism in Africa project

Johannesburg, South Africa

SANGONeT and Hivos are collaborating on a project aimed at developing citizen journalism in Africa, with a specific focus on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique.

Search warrant at Montreal ISP's offices

MONTREAL, Canada

On Tuesday March 18 2008, the Internet Service Provider Koumbit Network of Montreal, Canada was visited by two inspectors of the arson investigation department accompanied by

Frederick Noronha, BytesforAll, wins Outstanding Participant award

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay

Frederick Noronha, of APC member organisation BytesforAll, was crowned Outstanding Participant at the recent Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD) Community workshop in Auroville, India.

How the Next Billion Will Reshape the Internet

Vancouver, Canada

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users worldwide, and the number is set to double within the next ten years. What will the next billion users mean to the Internet itself? How will it affect the network, the technology, the computer software industry, access to knowledge, and our environment?

APC@GK3: Update on current civil & political rights situation in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

As you might be aware of, GK3 is happening smack bang in the middle of a strange moment in Malaysia. We are anticipating our next elections sometime very soon. A Coalition on Free & Fair Elections (BERSIH - meaning 'clean' in Malay) was formed, and organised a peaceful demonstration on this issue. This demonstration sort of catalysed a series of events which is resulting in rapid arrests of communication rights advocates & independent media journalists, opposition party members, civil and political rights activists and BERSIH coalition members. This morning, 26 people were arrested for trying to hand over a memorandum to the parliament. There was massive road blocks on all the routes into the city, and riot police trucks along the parliament route.

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