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APC ... reflecting the WSIS

Goa, India

Some of APC's plans for reflecting what's happening at Tunis include its English and Spanish websites and a blog in French

These blogs aim to be a mix of indepth structured articles plus notes and comment from the APC team in Tunis, and anyone else who would like to write. It's open to the public to post items and comments, subject to posts being relevant to the theme.

Podcast Primer, a simple way of getting started

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 12 November 2005 (Andrew Garton)

This is a quick and dirty guide to Podcasting… in short, how to hear ours and other Podcasts with the minimum of fuss. It was written the other day, as we were finding quite a few people who knew about Podcasting, but didn’t really find a simple way to get onto it. This was published on our independent publishing label, Secession’s web site and RSS feed. Hope this helps…

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Another big 'Big Brother' in Korean cyberspace: the internet real-name system

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA 12 November 2005 (Kim Jeong-woo (PatchA))

South Korea’s Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) officially announced on September 12, the that it would introduce the internet real-name system as a counter-measure against problems of cyber violence and start a legislative process regarding this system. But this move — seen by some as a form of pre-censorship — has brought in resistance and concern.

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APC... on internet governance

Johannesburg, South Africa

APC has participated extensively in the Source: Tunis Agenda for the Information Society">internet governance

process at the World Summit on Information Society. Out of this participation and in collaboration with other partners, including members of the Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

civil society Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org">internet

governance caucus, APC has crystallized a set of recommendations with regard to internet governance ahead of the final Summit in Tunis in November 2005.

Blog links

Goa, India

Wikipedia's entry on the WSIS has this useful set of links to some other blogs on this theme. There's the WSISBlogs.org, a multilingual coalition of bloggers attending WSIS; includes text, photos, podcasts and video; apart from WSIS wire news on the summit; iwitness, offering debate, news and resources for "journalists creating a fairer information society" and The Daily Summit - WSIS and similar World Summit coverage by the British Council Science Team (with items dating back to 2003 and 2004, at the time of blogging).

IPS, WSIS and paedophile issues

Goa, India

From my RSS-feed, I just came across this story from one of my favourite news sources -- IPS filing from Bangkok -- that makes a case on why the information society must block paedophiles.

Looking for environmental activists

Sofia

Just curious whether environmental Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, APC and "Sustainable Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Thoughts by Batchelor and Norrish" (April 2002)">sustainability

and ICTs is taking place somewhere in the Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

docs at all ;-) It will be good to know if apart from BlueLink, whether there are other NGOs interested to stand up for the issue of environmental sustainability in Tunis.

Welcome to the APC WSIS blog

APC will be producing two APCNews/APCNoticias specials direct from Source: APC ICT Policy Handbook and APC Annual Report 2005.">WSIS

and for the first time, original content in French. Watch our for our trilingual English-Spanish-French blogs!

Alternative global news agency, IPS, focuses on Tunis

GOA, INDIA 8 November 2005 (APCNews)

Inter-Press Service (IPS), civil society’s leading news agency, is offering special coverage of the World Summit on the Information Society, to be held at Tunis, from November 16-18, 2005. IPS, unlike the mainstream global news agencies which are mostly focused on the affluent world, calls itself an "independent voice from the South and for development".

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Another look at scientific and technological progress


BANGKOK, THAILAND
7 November 2005 (Dafne Sabanes Plou)

It is interesting that during this new Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) Forum that is being held in Bangkok, Thailand, numerous workshops and even an intervention at the plenary have been on scientific and technological advances, which are bringing along great changes regarding nature and the conception of human life. There were however also interventions on the modification of life that can seem aggressive and once again oppressive for women. In the two workshops presented by the Center for Genetics and Society and Our Bodies Ourselves, both from the United States, great concerns arose relating to genetic testing, choosing the sex of babies, selective abortion rendered possible thanks to ultrasound technology, and the technology to select sperm to produce boys or girls.

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