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29 Oct 2007
Convened by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on the 28th of October 2007, civil society groups have called for new forms of corporate governance to develop the ICT infrastructure in Africa. These new forms should “ensure the interests of all stakeholders, but above all, the interest of African consumers and citizens,” the statement insists. The Kigali statement by African civil society delegates, academicians, researchers, consumer interest groups, and internet service providers is made in...
17 Oct 2007
The first APC FOSS Prize established in 2006 to honour Chris Nicol, a long time FOSS advocate and activist who for many years, worked with APC, has been jointly awarded to: Free Geek (USA) and NepaLinux (Nepal) "Free Geek" from Portland in the USA is an organisation that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need in exchange for community service. Any individual may contribute 24 hours of volunteering in the "Adoption Program...
12 Sep 2007
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has been roundly criticised in the past and this new study from APC concludes that the summit “is not the best starting point for new action.” So, what is the point of looking at how developing country delegations and civil society fared at the summit? Because, says the author “it is always important to learn from experience – particularly where it did not deliver up to expectations.” The book “Whose Summit? Whose Information Society...
03 Sep 2007 APC
A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology...
03 Sep 2007 APC
A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology...
03 Sep 2007 APC
A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology...
31 Aug 2007 ITeM
A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology...
13 Aug 2007
In September, APC will award the $4,000 USD prize to up to three of the outstanding initiatives mentioned below. The short listed Chris Nicol FOSS Prize finalists in 2007 currently under consideration by an international jury of experts are: - Extramadura's Technological Literacy and Free Software Plan, Spain - Free Geek, USA - Gleducar, Argentina - KLDP, South Korea - MetaReciclagem, Brazil - NepaLinux, Nepal - Saregune, Spain You can find out more about these inspiring projects in English and Spanish on http...
18 May 2007
A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. The fruits of the information technology 'revolution' are unevenly distributed between countries and within societies. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo it is claimed that as little as 2.5% of the population owns a telephone, whereas neighbouring Nigeria has one of the fastest-growing IT markets in Africa. In...
06 Nov 2006
“The internet can only be a tool to empower the peoples of the world if a number of crucial rights* are recognised, protected and respected,” states Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in a new charter for internet rights. APC's charter was first developed by APC members and partner organisations at “internet rights” workshops held in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa in 2001-2002. APC's new charter revised in November 2006 includes a section on internet governance -the focus of recent UN...

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