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Michael de Beer, friend and partner of APC, died on August 6, aged 33

Montevideo, Uruguay

APC has just received the very sad news that our long-time friend and collaborator, Mike, died earlier this week. If you knew Mike and would like to share a few words about him, please post a comment and we will write a piece based on them.

Report iCommons iSummit 2006

Malaysia

iSummit 2006 was held in Rio de Janeiro from 23rd – 25th June 2006, at JW Marriot. There were 250-300 participants from various countries and regions, notably the Americas. Some were sponsored through IDRC, Revver, Shuttleworth Foundation, Linden Lab, OSI and Microsoft. Yes, Microsoft. Three days before the Conference, Creative Commons (CC) announced that Microsoft will embed a tool in its Word, Excel & Powerpoint, a CC tool [note: Lawrence Lessig was reported to be "excited", while Gilberto Gill was reported to be "thrilled"  . Participants (some) were disturbed].

EU, travel and privacy event - Czech style

Prague, CR

Well, here i am in prague - sitting in a room in kaca and marek's flat after a

Linking technology to the interests of citizens

QUITO. Ecuador

Dafne Plou, from APC Source: APC WNSP website">Women's Networking Support Programme

, is blogging live from WALC 2006. WALC 2006 is a yearly workshop organised by APC member EsLaRed, that focuses on The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English on Encyclopedia.com">networking

in Latin America and the Caribbean. After the technical sessions of the workshop which took place the 24th-29th of July in Quito, Ecuador, APC organised a Forum on Internet and Society. In this post, Dafne shares her impressions on the panel on Source: GenderIT.org">e-government

and citizen participation: “Convincing citizens of the efficiency of e-government is not easy,” she begins in her the blog.

A UN charter for digital identity ?

BERLIN, Germany

Hi everyone, Karen Banks sent me this article last week and I forgot to post it. It's written by Jerry Fishenden and was posted on his Style information: This term should not be capitalised.

Source: Wikipedia and GenderIT.org">blog

(ntouk.com) on July 4, 2006. Talking about his attendance at the APC organised event at the London School of Economics in early July, he says: "I was invited to speak on a panel talking about the importance of "African journalists trained in how to communicate securely online" (APCNews and Toni Eliasz, 30 September 2004), Take Back the Tech! and APC Internet Rights Charter">privacy

and security issues."

Tiny Indian religious centre dreams of WiFi solutions for rural world

GOA, India

In a remote part of India, techies from across the globe plan to link up and share ideas to build solutions that could make a big difference to how the non-urban millions communicate.Wireless mesh The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English on Encyclopedia.com">networking

is mesh networking implemented over a Wireless LAN. This type of Internet infrastructure is decentralized, relatively inexpensive, and very reliable and resilient, as each node need only transmit as far as the next node.

New Indian copyright law could help disabled, cripple remixes, clamp DRM

GOA, India

India is planning to significantly amend its Copyright Act of 1957, to include among other things the concept of Digital Rights Management, a move which could well restrict access to knowledge. Lawyers-with-a-difference are closely monitoring what's happening on this front.

ICT Policy workshop - Jargon Busting session

London

Murali Shanmugavelan is a journalist and editor at Panos. He told us what kind of stories he'd like to receive from us as an editor of newspaper.

ICTPolicy Portal Workshop, London: learning points

Transylvania, Romania

A five days exposure to intensive learning about the Source: APC">ICT

-policy issues and tracks throughout the APC network helped me stay tuned and understand the importance of what we all are doing. The experiences gained were aggregated into an ICT-policy ballad, in .phf (post-haiku format).

Horrifying image of lack of internet cables to Africa

LONDON, UK

At a presentation at APC's national APC">ICT policy

workshop currently going on in London, I was shocked to see a map in a presentation by Russell Southwood which shows how poorly connected Africa is with submarine Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

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