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Who gets the credit, and who controls?

Goa, India

Here's an articulate post by a journalist colleague from India -- one of the few that makes sense of the issues at Tunis. It was written by Anand Parthasarathy of The Hindu, a prominent Indian newspaper, and reproduced via the One World South Asia network. BytesForAll mailing list, an APC member, reproduced it... and it raised a (brief but interesting) discussion.

ICT for All? Really?

At the end of the day, Maxigas and I decided to take a walk and survey the images of women, men, elderly people, young people and disabled people at the Source: APC">ICT

4 All Exhibition hall. Afterall, the claim is that ICT is for all right? So who is this 'all' we are talking about.

Obstacles ...and whose security?

Took a cab to the Kram Palexbo, where the Summit and IT 4 All exhibition was happening[...] When we finally got to the site, we were stopped 5 times at "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">security

checks at every turn of the road and I had to flash my registration card and a big smile to calm the security that I was indeed, a legitimate subject to attend this conference, accredited (somehow) and all.

Cause for concern: how free is free?

In cyberspace

IFEX Action Alert Network, the International Freedom of eXpression Clearing House has come out with a statement quoting Article 19 to point to attacks on journalists and others at the Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

by the authorities. This statement is being distributed on behalf of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Civil Society's Media Caucus.

E-GOVERNANCE AND INFORMATIONAL RIGHTS

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A note analysing the relationship of e-Europa glossary">governance

and informational rights.

Hope remains forever... Tunis vignettes

Tunis, Tunisia

Have just gotten out of the Global Knowledge Partnership or GKP's partnership building workshop at the El-Hana Hotel in Tunis City Centre. It indeed was a pleasant experience. Frankly, had no clue earlier that how GKP works and what kind of partnerships they have all around the world ...

Online protest ... an alternative home

Tunisia

Since the official website of the Online Protest is censored as you can check for yourself here http://www.yezzi.org. I copied all pics from the protest on flickr cause I thought you might like to discover this online protest http://flickr.com/photos/yezzi/sets/1366354/.
It is a virtual online protest to say "Yezzi...Fock" which means "Enough is Enough". They just cannot say we are disturbing the public order and protesting is a constitutional right. The Keyboard Revolution is doing it's way so help us keep the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

free from censorship.

It's another world out there...

In cyberspace

Inter-Press Service, the alternate Third World-focussed news agency, has these stories related to the Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

. Given its alternative perspective, it reminds us of some diverse perspectives which the first-to-break-the-news Western media often overlooks... or simply prefers not to highlight. One interesting piece is href="http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=30995">Media Enemies to Share UN Spotlight by Marty Logan.

In Tunis, internet governance rhymes with state control

TUNIS, Tunisia

Today, the website of the Citizens' Summit on the Information Society (CSIS) was effectively off-line for all web users in Tunisia. It appears that Tunisian authorities have started to intensify their crackdown on legitimate initiatives related to the World Summit on the information Society (Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

). Blocking the access to the www.citizens-summit.org is the latest in a series of measures introduced to silence voices critical of the "state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

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and its human right record.

APC talks... in Spanish and French too

Goa, India

Don't miss APC.org's blogs in Spanish and French too. Given APC's base in Latin America, Spanish has been long used. But the French blog is a new initiative, thanks to APC information coordinator Frederic Dubois. Among other posts, the French blog has this story by Neila Charchour Hachicha who lists a dozen-and-half sites blocked by Tunisia, host to the Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

and a "state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

Source: Wikipedia">government

which claims it guarantees GenderIT.org and APC Internet Rights Charter">freedom of expression

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