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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...
02 Nov 2006
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), a network of civil society organisations working with ICTs and the internet for social justice and sustainable development thinks that the IGF is a valuable space for policy dialogue. As stated in APC’s Internet Rights charter, all people have the right to have access to the internet. For this to happen, it requires government leadership, market engagement, and most importantly, citizen and civil society participation. The IGF succeeded in being a platform...
25 Aug 2006
A new prize, the APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize, will be launched on Friday in Mexico City. The biennial $4,000 USD prize will be awarded to a person or group doing extraordinary work to make it easy for ordinary computer users to start using free and open source software (FOSS). There IS a cost to free and open source software Nowadays, more and more free software applications are being developed and many of them are achieving standards of usability that not only meet the standards of proprietary software, but in...

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