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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: http://www.edri.org/edrigram/number4.21/enditorial

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: http://rights.apc.org/charter.shtml
Watch short video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-8QQHvP7Tc&mode=related&search=

Open source Campaign in Schools of Nepal

Kathmandu

In the present context of Nepal, excluding the government offices and huge financial institutions, more than 90% of the PC’s run pirated version of Microsoft Windows. Despite the persuasion and the creation of awareness, as long as the piracy continues it will always be difficult for the users to switch to Open Source alternatives such as Linux. The major reasons behind it are the cost and the vendor lock.

APC updates groundbreaking "internet rights" charter

6 November 2006
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 6 November 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

APC updates groundbreaking "internet rights" charter

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 6 November 2006 (APCNews)

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 summits – and our position that the internet is a global public good. An essential reference for anyone concerned about the freedom of the internet and ‘internet access for all’ nationally and internationally.

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Highways, roads, and byways

Athens

There are many different dimensions of access and the IGF panel here in Athens certainly touched on many of them… from access for people with disability, for people that are not literate, access for scientists and researchers.

APC asserts `access´ to the internet & capacity-building are key to participative internet governance

2 November 2006
ATHENS, GREECE 2 November 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.

APC asserts `access´ to the internet & capacity-building are key to participative internet governance

ATHENS, GREECE 2 November 2006 (APC)

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 the first Internet Governance Forum that took place Athens in early November 2006 draws to a close, APC would like to insist on two issues be given priority: access to internet infrastructure and capacity building.

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