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New website: l'Observatoire des Politiques des TIC en Afrique de APC

TUNIS, TUNISIA 18 November 2005 (APC)

APC launched our new-look Africa ICT Policy Monitor website in French on the final day of the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunisia.

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Latin America, Caribbean and eLAC2007

Tunis, Tunisia

During an intense reunion the countries from the region agreed to have a temporary regional mechanism to establish the foundations for the creation of a permanent mechanism to coordinate and follow up the implementation of eLAC2007.

The same old strangers

Tunis, Tunis

Why is that plain-clothes cops look the same the whole world round? Why do they cut their hair and comb it the same way? Why do they use the same black glasses and same gold chains? Why do they like those tropical shirts that in the long run become a uniform? In Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Tegucigalpa or Tunisia, you can spot them a mile away.

Software freedom? It's Microsoft-only

Tunis, Tunisia

The official online press service of Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

is available for Microsoft users only. The password protected photos Style information: N/a

Source: Learn the Net Glossary, cited on TechSoup Glossary ">download

facility of the WSIS press centre is customized for Microsoft only. The setup of the official media-service site was done so that no software other than Internet Explorer can be used. Thus, journalists using non-Wikipedia ">proprietary software

are effectively prevented from using the official UN service. The service is supposed to be available to all journalists accredited for WSIS.

Maroon, pink, turquoise and grey

Tunis, Tunisia

There is something very special about Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

Tunis, which we didn't witnessed in Geneva. Yes, very special indeed... Like any other UN conference, or we can refer to WSIS Geneva too, this event is also full of colors, multi-national, multi-cultured and great mix of men, women, old men, old women, young boys and girls and frankly, I have seen a 3-4 month old baby attending the event with his mother ;)

Updated list of censored sites

Tunisia

This is an update on an earlier story about Tunisian websites that are currently blocked in Tunis. Please see the list below of additional sites. Once again it is not a complete list but it is a very significant one.

eRiding WSIS straight from Africa

TUNIS, Tunisia

One of the focuses of the World Summit on the Information Society (Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

) process has been on the cross-cutting nature of technology, and how it can act as an enabler of other development objectives. In a workshop session on eRiders at WSIS, Toni Eliasz from Ungana-Afrika today presented a "replicable and low-cost Source: APC">ICT

capacity building and support model" uniquely suited to enabling technology within this under-resourced sector commonly referred to as civil society.

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.

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