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Software freedom? It's Microsoft-only

Tunis, Tunisia

The official online press service of Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

is available for Microsoft users only. The password protected photos Style information: N/a

Source: Learn the Net Glossary, cited on TechSoup Glossary ">download

facility of the WSIS press centre is customized for Microsoft only. The setup of the official media-service site was done so that no software other than Internet Explorer can be used. Thus, journalists using non-Wikipedia ">proprietary software

are effectively prevented from using the official UN service. The service is supposed to be available to all journalists accredited for WSIS.

Maroon, pink, turquoise and grey

Tunis, Tunisia

There is something very special about Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

Tunis, which we didn't witnessed in Geneva. Yes, very special indeed... Like any other UN conference, or we can refer to WSIS Geneva too, this event is also full of colors, multi-national, multi-cultured and great mix of men, women, old men, old women, young boys and girls and frankly, I have seen a 3-4 month old baby attending the event with his mother ;)

Updated list of censored sites

Tunisia

This is an update on an earlier story about Tunisian websites that are currently blocked in Tunis. Please see the list below of additional sites. Once again it is not a complete list but it is a very significant one.

eRiding WSIS straight from Africa

TUNIS, Tunisia

One of the focuses of the World Summit on the Information Society (Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

) process has been on the cross-cutting nature of technology, and how it can act as an enabler of other development objectives. In a workshop session on eRiders at WSIS, Toni Eliasz from Ungana-Afrika today presented a "replicable and low-cost Source: APC">ICT

capacity building and support model" uniquely suited to enabling technology within this under-resourced sector commonly referred to as civil society.

Reporting WSIS... the translation chain

Sarajevo, Bosnia

Oneworld Southeast Europe team choose to contribute to the event translating some of the articles, comments, opinion coming from APC Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

Blog, in its language edition: Albanian, Macedonian and Southslavic language group. The reason is simply that we belive that what is happening in Tunis is about us.

Africa in internet governance...

Accra-North, Ghana

Africa stands at a very unusual threshold of the Information Society because it is the least developed continent and seeking to use Information Communication Technology (ICTs) to advance its developmental cause but at the same time caught in the web of ideas taking position on not only Internet Governance but financing of the Information Society.

Open access, financing principles

Accra-North

The second priority from the Geneva phases of the World Summit on Information Society (Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

) was the financing of the Information Society but the Internet Governance debate has overshadowed this. Given that I have made a submission on the later I feel obliged to contribute my 50 cents to the former – for me financing the information society should take more precedence over the Internet Governance debate.

APC bloggers getting their message out

Montevideo, Uruguay

Valentina of Unimondo-South East Europe wrote to APC to tell us that stories from the blogs are being translated into Macedonian, and other languages. She sent some URLs.

Snapshot: Jose Jara (.pe)

TUNIS, Tunisia

"Internet for personal development, that should be the key axis of the debate. In Peru, there is still many people who have no access... having a laptop like this one is a luxury for most people there..." This Peruvian TV journalist finds the debate to be too general, and without practical outcomes. There should be less discourse and more action, he feels. "Rich countries should "government" in this glossary). As a general rule, "state" should not be capitalised.

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clearly how they will facilitate the access of the poor to the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

."

Human rights takes centrestage

TUNIS, Tunisia

Wednesday afternoon, November 17, the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH) invited the press and NGOs for what was to become a marathon of explicit talks challenging the Tunisian "state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

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on its human rights record. While heads of states’ speeches present at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) were pouring in on all TV channels, revolution was just around the corner in another district of Tunis.

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