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Reporting WSIS... the translation chain

Sarajevo, Bosnia

Oneworld Southeast Europe team choose to contribute to the event translating some of the articles, comments, opinion coming from APC Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

Blog, in its language edition: Albanian, Macedonian and Southslavic language group. The reason is simply that we belive that what is happening in Tunis is about us.

Africa in internet governance...

Accra-North, Ghana

Africa stands at a very unusual threshold of the Information Society because it is the least developed continent and seeking to use Information Communication Technology (ICTs) to advance its developmental cause but at the same time caught in the web of ideas taking position on not only Internet Governance but financing of the Information Society.

Open access, financing principles

Accra-North

The second priority from the Geneva phases of the World Summit on Information Society (Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

) was the financing of the Information Society but the Internet Governance debate has overshadowed this. Given that I have made a submission on the later I feel obliged to contribute my 50 cents to the former – for me financing the information society should take more precedence over the Internet Governance debate.

APC bloggers getting their message out

Montevideo, Uruguay

Valentina of Unimondo-South East Europe wrote to APC to tell us that stories from the blogs are being translated into Macedonian, and other languages. She sent some URLs.

Snapshot: Jose Jara (.pe)

TUNIS, Tunisia

"Internet for personal development, that should be the key axis of the debate. In Peru, there is still many people who have no access... having a laptop like this one is a luxury for most people there..." This Peruvian TV journalist finds the debate to be too general, and without practical outcomes. There should be less discourse and more action, he feels. "Rich countries should "government" in this glossary). As a general rule, "state" should not be capitalised.

Source: Governance for sustainable human development: A UNDP policy document (Glossary of key terms) and Wikipedia">state

clearly how they will facilitate the access of the poor to the Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

."

Human rights takes centrestage

TUNIS, Tunisia

Wednesday afternoon, November 17, the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH) invited the press and NGOs for what was to become a marathon of explicit talks challenging the Tunisian "state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

Source: Wikipedia">government

on its human rights record. While heads of states’ speeches present at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) were pouring in on all TV channels, revolution was just around the corner in another district of Tunis.

Feel the difference@ICT4All Exhibition

Tunis, Tunisia

There are five different sections, by themes, at the ICT4All Exhibition, but I would divide them in my own five categories. These categories are corporates, NGOs, governments, international organizations and Tunisians. A report from one far corner of the floor (literally) of the exhibition.

Roadblocks on the info superhighway

cyberspace

Blogger Neila Charchour
Hachicha
says these sites are being censured in Tunisia. We had no problem
in accessing them from our part of the globe... so if you can't get across
from Tunis, you know Neila is right. * Reporters sans Frontières, * Parti
Démocratique Progressiste
, * human rights
site Ligue tunisienne des droits de l'Homme
, * href="http://grevedelafaim.org">site of the seven political prisoners on hunger-strike since October 18, 2005, * href="http://www.plmonline.info">Parti Libéral Méditerranéen, * href="http://www.cprtunisie.com/">site of the Congress for the Republic, * href="http://www.albadil.org/">Communist Party of the Tunisian Workmen,
* online site to say "Yezzi" enough is enugh to the regime, * href="http://plmonline.blogs.com">Neila Charchour Hachicha's blog, * href="http://www.etunisie.net/">site devoted to human rights and democracy in Tunisia, * Nawaat, * href="http://www.aqlamonline.com/">Aqlamonline, * href="http://www.reveiltunisien.org">Réveil tunisien, * href="http://www.tunezine.com">Tunezine, * href="http://www.alternatives-citoyennes.sgdg.org/">Alternatives
citoyennes, * Kalimatunisie,
and * Perspectives.

Snapshot: Taurai Maduna (.zw)

TUNIS, Tunisia

"I am not that interested in what governments came to say. They come with messages that are not negotiable. On the contrary, it is great to listen to people from the NGOs and exchange ideas with them," said Taurai Maduna from the Zimbabwean NGO online community Kubatana, in the middle of the exposition centre of the Kram, Tunis. He is taking part in the Hivos-organised workshop called "Expression Under Repression" today in the Building Communications Opportunities (Source: BCO Alliance website ">BCO

) stand at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

World Bank, Alcatel point of view....

cyberspace

infoDev and Alcatel have issued a joint report on Promoting Private Sector Investment and Innovation: Addressing the Communication Needs of the Poor which is also available
here
. These are Collins English dictionary ">billion

-dollar players; they can change the face of telecom and computing, if they so choose. So, what are we all waiting for?

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