Ten radio and television stations suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Amman, Jordan

Delegates to the Amarc9 conference in Amman, Jordan supported the condemnation of the broadcast suspensions in the DRC. Over 150 delegates signed the petition.

Critical view on communication for development

MEXICO, MEXICO 14 November 2006 (Scott S.Robinson)

In October 2006, The Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome hosted the first ever international Congress on Communication for Development. Scott Robinson from the Metropoltan University in Mexico City has attended and offers here a few indications on how he thinks the WCCD should be rethought. As part of his reflections, he offers new ways forward.

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Telling our Stories

Amman, Jordan

Did you know that the bagpipes are used in traditional Jordanian music?

Media, Freedom and Social Justice - the opening of Amarc9

Amman, Jordan

At the opening plenary of Amarc9, Steve Buckley, President of AMARC introduced the theme of Voices of the world, freedom of the airwaves.

Statement from AMARC 9 conference

Amman, Jordan

This statemen was issued at the end of the Middle East and North Africa regional day during the Amarc9 conference held in Amman – 11 November 2006.

Amplifying women's voices - we need to turn up the sound

Amman, Jordan

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza from IWTC opened the second day of the AMARC conference which focuses on amplifying women’s voices for gender equality…with the good news coming first.

Mixed assessment of C4D congress

WINTERTHUR, Switzerland

At the end of October 2006 the first ‘World congress on communication for development’ took place in Rome. Its aim was to discuss the value of ‘communication for development’ and to give this issue more priority in development cooperation. Although it is always helpful to network and to see many interesting people, my assessment of the congress is still rather mixed. Let me share one or two major critical points with you.

UPDATED SITE: APC Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) ICT policy monitor

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 9 November 2006 (LAC Monitor)

APC aims to demystify internet policies and regulations with an updated version of an important web site that is the only one of its kind across Latin America and the Caribbean. The updated monitor site has a new design and structure, which makes it easier to search for the material that Latin American civil society needs to be able to have a greater and more effective voice in local and regional negotiations over ICT policies.

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IGF - UN innovation or just another conference ?

ATHENS, Greece

Looking at the IGF meeting from the perspective of European Digital Rights,
the interesting point is to which extent the IGF may advance the protection
and promotion of human rights such as privacy, freedom of expression, access
to information etc. in the digital world.
Full editorial on European Digital Rights:

The right to share

BERLIN, Germany

Watch APC executive director Anriette Esterhuysen making the case for the "right to share" at the first Internet Governance Forum in Athens on November 2 2006. The right to share is a centrepiece of APC’s groundbreaking and fully revamped Internet Rights Charter. This new right is advanced in a context of increasing privatisation of content on the net. "Sharing, openness is absolutely essential," says Esterhuysen in this 1:02 minute video streamed on YouTube and recorded by IPJustice. For the full APC Internet Rights Charter, please visit:
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