Nigerian education selects Classmate PC with Mandriva Linux


Mandriva recently made an announcement that they would be supplying the Nigerian government with 17,000 Classmate PC’s running Mandriva Linux. Now they have published an An open letter to Steve Ballmer of Microsoft after hearing that the customer will be replacing the original software with Windows.

The internet is for porn? kaBLOG on harmful content - 1 November 2007


Are you troubled by pornographic materials on the internet? Do you consider it damaging? Or is it a valid expression of fantasy or of diverse forms of sexualities? Have you been harmed by sexually explicit and/or violent content through information and communications technologies? How have you dealt with this in your own use of the internet, mobile phone etc.?

Share your thoughts! APC WNSP invites you to Take Back The Tech, and let your experiences and thoughts count. Write a post about harmful content on 1 November 2007.

The Summit of Assurances


If the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was the summit of opportunities, Connect Africa can be best described as the summit of assurances.

"Get in the middle of a chain reaction"

Kigali, Rwanda

"Get in the middle of a chain reaction" we are urged by the lyrics of the Diana Ross song "Chain Reaction"; and it would seem also by The ITU at the on going Connect Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda (from 29 to 30 Oct. 2007).

Rural Knowledge Center (RKC) provide Data Operators to the Voter Registration and National ID Card on going program and facilita

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) participates actively in Voter Registration for preparing a fresh voter list with photographs and National Identity Card (NID) program through the Rural Knowledge Centre(RKC) taken by the Bangladesh Election Commission in the countrywide.

Observation of World Rural Women Day (WRWD)2007, We demand Right based food security,Not Import & Market Dependencies!

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Equity and Justice Working Group (EJWG) & Bangladesh : World Rural Women’s day National Committee organized a seminar at National Press club Conference hall demanding “Nature & Right based Food Security ”.

NepaLinux, Free Geek win int'l award


NepaLinux and Free Geek have been announced co-winners of APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize 2007 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Blogs Open Communication in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia

A Cambodian blogger asked recently
whether former King Norodom Sihanouk should be considered the country’s
founding father of blogging.
He got no definitive answer.
Cambodian blog watchers say the 84-year-old monarch may not have known
he was blogging when he unveiled his Web site, updated daily by his
staff since 2002 with his views on national affairs, correspondence
with his admirers and news about his film-making hobby.

Presenting evaluation results with creativity

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic

Training people to use GEM (Gender Evaluation Methodology) is always a challenge. There are lots of expectations about the results of this training. For the trainer, the usual finding is that evaluators very seldom take a gender perspective into account when planning a project or considering its results, unless they work in a gender unit or in a project that is already committed to women´s issues or related to equity goals. So after lots of discussions in plenary sessions, learning about gender issues and gender policies, and active group work, participants do want to show, through concrete examples, what they have learned about this tool. And this is where creativity plays a crucial role.

Panel considers internet access and freedom of expression

Montevideo, Uruguay

Graciela Selaimen of APC member organization RITS (Information Network for the Third Sector) was one of three panellists invited to speak about internet rights during the session Know your rights: Article 19 in cyberspace, on 7 October 2007, the first day of the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) conference.

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