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By APCNews

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY, 30 November 2004

Using RSS technology, it’s now possible to get news headlines from APC and APC member websites direct to your desktop.

News feeds available cover a rich variety of civil society concerns –from the environment in Bulgaria, to human rights in Spain, to peace campaigning in the USA, to monitoring aid agencies in Australia.

Find out more about the news feeds available at http://www.apc.org/english/news/rss.

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-- WHAT ARE RSS FEEDS? –-

What does RSS do?

It let’s you know when a website has been updated.

An RSS "feed" notifies you when the website you have subscribed to is updated. So instead of having to actively go and visit the site to find out if there are any updates, the RSS alerts you without you having to do anything. You just subscribe and the latest news (or whatever the most recent additions to the website are) come automatically into your RSS reader.

More and more websites are offering RSS feeds. You can usually identify the feeds by looking for a little orange box or link that says ‘RSS’, ‘XML’ or ‘Syndicate this site’ (eg see http://www.apc.org/english/news/rss/apc.shtml). That is your link to the RSS feed.

What do you need to begin to use RSS?

When you find an RSS feed for a site you like, you must subscribe to

the feed in order to get updates. And you need to install some software –called a ‘news aggregator’ or ‘RSS reader’- to be able to read the feeds.

How do you subscribe to an RSS feed?

You need an RSS reader and you also need the link to the RSS feed of the site you like.

You can get the link by clicking on the ‘XML’ or ‘RSS’ button. Often you will see a lot of programming code but do not worry about that.

You need to copy the web site address that appears when you click that button. It will usually end .rdf or .xml. When you add that address to your news reader you become a subscriber to that particular RSS feed.

What does RSS stand for?

Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication.

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-- RSS FEEDS FROM APC, APC MEMBERS AND PARTNERS --

News feeds available from the APC site cover a rich variety of civil society concerns –from the environment in Bulgaria, to human rights in Spain, to peace campaigning in the USA, to monitoring aid agencies in Australia.

Languages include English, Spanish, Catalan, Czech and Slovak. We’ve grouped the feeds below by geographical region.

Download the news feeds from: http://www.apc.org/english/news/rss

FEEDS FROM APC: ICT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT

APCNews

Civil society's news on strategic uses of the GenderIT.org. ">internet

and ICTs, ICT policy and women and ICTs. APC has been promoting the use of ICTs for social justice and sustainable development since 1990.

APCNoticias

APCNews in Spanish.

ASIA-PACIFIC

c2o - AID/WATCH

News headlines of AID/WATCH cover topics related to Australian

overseas aid and trade policies and programmes (English).

c2o - Rengah Sarawak | Sarawak News

Civil society related news from Sarawak, one of the two East Malaysian states in the northern part of the island of Borneo (English).

EUROPE

BlueLink News

BlueLink's news section contains comprehensive information about NGO activities in the field of nature protection in Bulgaria. Headlines come mainly from the environmental NGO community. The articles in the sections also cover vast area of problems focused on environmental issues. Additional information flow is ensured from state and academic institutions, news channels, web sources, and various press releases. The news are divided in separate sections like biodiversity, waters, climate, pollution, energy, forests, protected areas, eco-education, sustainable development, etc. (English).

ChangeNet.sk News

News headlines from ChangeNet.sk include daily news and opinion articles on civil society related topics in Slovakia and neighbouring countries. News covers wide range of topics: environment, non-profit sector, fundraising, social area, human rights, culture, women and more. (Slovak).

Econnect News

News headlines include daily news on civil society related topics in the Czech Republic and neighbouring countries. News covers a wide range of topics, such as environment, human rights, social issues, gender issues, regional development etc. (Czech).

GreenNet news headlines

International news headlines with a focus on British news from GreenNet: includes brief news items and campaigns from contacts all over the web, but with specific attention to items from GreenNet, the GreenNet community and the APC. The focus is on Connect Your Rights! Campaign ">internet rights

, human rights, gender and social justice and environmental issues. (English).

La revista @ Pangea

News channel of Pangea, Spanish APC member. La Revista (The Magazine) publishes news covering mostly human rights-related issues from Spain and Latin American countries (in Spanish and Catalan)

NORTH AMERICA

IGC Main Headlines

News headlines from the Institute for Global Communications (IGC), USA. Some of the news is produced by IGC, however most is aggregated from other sources. Content focuses on peace advocacy, human rights and environmental protection. (English).

IGC - EcoNet News

News headlines from EcoNet, the environmentally-focused website of the Institute for Global Communications (IGC), USA. News headlines point to selected news on other environmental portals. (English).

IGC - PeaceNet Headlines

News headlines from PeaceNet, website of Institute for Global Communications (IGC), USA. News headlines point to selected news on other information portals focused on peace advocacy. (English).

IGC - WomensNet Headlines

News headlines from WomensNet, website of the Institute for Global Communications (IGC), USA. News headlines point to selected news on other information portals focused on women's issues (English).

Web Networks Alerts

News from members of the Web Networks community, Canada's online home

for member-based organisations (English).

The APC RSS pages are possible thanks to collaboration by Ace Suares, Mitra and a number of colleagues at APC and members. Thank you!

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-- GETTING AN RSS READER --

SharpReader (Windows): http://www.sharpreader.net/

jEdit (GNU/Linux, Windows): http://www.jedit.org

Straw (GNU/Linux): http://www.nongnu.org/straw/

Ximian Evolution (GNU/Linux): http://www.ximian.com

NetNewsWire (Mac): http://ranchero.com/software/netnewswire

Don’t want to download software? Bloglines is an online news aggregator: http://www.bloglines.com

Author: --- (APCNews)
Contact: communications@apc.org
Source: APCNews
Date: 11/30/2004
Location: MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay
Category: Building Information Communities

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