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CALL FOR RESEARCHERS: SAT-3/WASC Cable Research Project: Country Case

24 November 2006 (CIPP)

APC is currently looking to engage four ICT policy researchers to conduct detailed country studies of the SAT-3/WASC submarine cable in the following countries: Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, and Senegal. The specific context of the research will be on the areas that Open Access (as a concept) seeks to impact – namely access and cost. Research will be conducted on the impact SAT-3/WASC has had on the competitiveness of international and Internet services in each country. Interested researchers should in the first instance submit a copy of their CV and a sample of written work (of no more than 2000 words) to abi@apc.org Please include "SAT-3/WASC Cable Research Project" AND the name of the country you are applying to research on, in the Subject field of your email. Applications should be received no later than Monday 27 November 2006 (17:00 GMT).

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CAMPAIGN: Take back the tech!

GLOBAL 23 November 2006 (WNSP)

How many hours a day do you spend using some kind of ICT tool? Have you ever wondered how it connects with violence against women? Can things like mobile phones, webcams, blogs and videogames transform power relations between women and men? From 25 November to 10 December, APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) invites you to take back the tech! For 16 days, this campaign engages you to think about how your use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) can work to eliminate, or perpetuate violence against women (VAW).

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APC’s policy work evaluated: “APC is highly respected”

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 21 November 2006 (APCNews)

From August 2005 until April 2006, an evaluation of APC’s information and communication technology (ICT) policy involvement from 2002 to mid-2005 was carried out by an independent consultant. “The overall conclusion from this evaluation has to be that APC is an energetic, active, committed organisation that has achieved a lot with limited staff and resources. [.. and] APC is highly respected. This respect comes from a range of different players and extends over technical, advocacy, and political aspects of its work.,” but, says the writer, “Perhaps the overwhelming message is to aim lower.” You can read the results in this 55-page report.

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LaborTech kicked off with images of Asian resistance

SAN FRANCISCO, USA

LaborTech, the annual three-day conference on media and information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the global labour movement, got underway on November 17 2006 in screening videos from India, Japan and Korea.

Surveillance in the workplace

SAN FRANCISCO, USA

In a panel entitled “The bosses’ use of technology, outsourcing and worker’s resistance”, in the currently ongoing LaborTech conference in beautiful San Francisco, labour educator Nancy Bupp talked about workplace surveillance in the US.

Critical Issues for National Policy and Advocacy on Open Access

Open Access in the context

Giving voice to the Voiceless!!

Amman, Jordan

Greetings! Lauren writing from the AMARC 9 World Assembly in Amman,Jordan. It has been a privilege to be present here among the global and regional AMARC family and the many local community radio activists and journalists. I wish to share very good news from the Community Radio sector of India….

Labour and technology mix

SAN FRANCISCO, USA

I’m writing from San Francisco. Looking out a huge window on Ellis street in the Tenderloin neighbourhood. Cars driving slowly on this Thursday morning, a "The San Francisco Examiner" newspaper box silently waiting to collect quarters, the sky heavy and grey. I’m in the Bay area, on the west coast of the United States, to take part in the LaborTech conference (Nov 17, 18 and 19), the place where labour and technology activists come together.

Latin America causes a stir at the Internet Governance Forum

ATHENS, GREECE 16 November 2006 (AL for APCNews)

What priorities did Latin America take in its suitcase to the first Internet Governance Forum? How did all the sectors participate in what was a pioneering event in this kind of format? APCNews spoke to Raúl Echeberría, executive director of LACNIC, the Latin America and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry.

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Interview with SANGONeT’s web editor: Getting the tech right

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA 16 November 2006 (FD for APCNews)

The South African non-governmental organisation net (SANGONeT) is known for being at the forefront of South Africa’s civil society, especially in matters related to information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the internet. How that came to be and how SANGONeT is using technology is discussed with SANGONeT portal editor Fazila Farouk here.

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