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Global translations, via the Net, for non-profits... for free

GOA, INDIA 18 October 2005 (APCNews)

In the global village, you can still find roadblocks placed by language to be almost invincible. To battle the linguistic divide and foster understanding, a new initiative called Translations for Progress has come up with an unusual way

out. And the Net is making this possible.

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PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL 10 October 2005 (APCNews)

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APC BETINHO COMMUNICATIONS PRIZE - DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 16th OCTOBER 2005: Community connectivity for economic development

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 10 October 2005 (APCNews)

In 2005, the APC Betinho Prize will be offered in recognition of community initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean that use the internet and other networks to access markets, skills and opportunities to derive real economic benefits. The deadline for applications ended on October 16, 2005 24:00 GMT. We are looking for ICT initiatives that: make a positive economic contribution to the community; are driven and developed in Latin America and the Caribbean; and can demonstrate a sustainable use of technology.

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APC face-to-face in Bulgaria debate “Open Access for All”

VARNA, BULGARIA 10 October 2005 (APCNews)

Open source, open content, open access, open standards, open processes… Many of us in civil society claim we are committed to any number of “open-nesses” but can we put our hand on our heart and say that we really walk-the-talk?

As “social techies” APC and partners are committed to supporting and promoting the use of computer and internet technology as an empowerer —as something to help social justice and development workers meet their goals. At an Open Day hosted by APC and our host member in Bulgaria, BlueLink, which was a real learning event, APC, BlueLink and guests examined and exchanged experiences and know-how on the complexities and realities and the issues at the heart of real “open access for all”.

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PrepCom 3: Concerned civil society writes to Kofi Annan

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND 5 October 2005 (APCNews)

More than a hundred social movements and civil society organisations gave endorsed a letter released earlier this month by some of the most active groups involved in the World Summit on the Information Society process. Condemning tight surveillance activities, human rights and fundamental freedoms violations on behalf of the Tunisian authorities, the protagonists expressed their concern about the conditions in which the WSIS is to take place in Tunis in November 2005. Read the letter addressed to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, and endorse the statement by sending an electronic message to "info at apc dot org".

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Lessons from Siem Reap...software is not just a tech issue

GOA, INDIA 3 October 2005 (APCNews)

BytesForAll co-founder Frederick Noronha, an active Free Software evangelist, went to Cambodia’s small town of Siem Reap. But his goal wasn’t to reach out to the splendoured Ankor Wat temple structures nearby. Rather, it was to take part in FOSSAP-II, the Free and Open Source Software Asia-Pacific Consultation 2005. FN, as he is known in the GNU/Linux circuit, brings home lessons picked up in the longish essay below and stresses the need to build links between two sets of natural allies — Free Software and not-for-profit organisations.

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Bridge-building, Philippines-style: linking Free Software and non-profits

GOA, INDIA 2 October 2005 (APCNews)

The Philippines is moving fast ahead in the task of building bridges between non-profits and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). LinuxWorld Philippines, is the biggest and only nationwide Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) event in that country.

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Showcasing innovation at the grassroots, the Betinho Prize

RIO DE JANEIRO - BRAZIL 1 October 2005 (Fausto Rêgo)

The Betinho prize has launched its fourth edition, and entries are being accepted till mid-October 2005. Once more, this is to benefit initiatives which make use of the internet or other information and communication technologies (ICTs) to get results that make the crucial difference. This year’s subject is "community connectivity projects for economic development".

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Nodo Tau is celebrating 10 years of activism

ROSARIO, ARGENTINA 1 October 2005 (APCNews)

APC member Nodo Tau is turning 10 in October 2005. For the occasion, the Argentinian organisation is hosting two popular events that put emphasis on alternative news. On October 4, a first panel discussion on the theme of "Alternative media: strategies to foster the inclusion of social organisations’ perspective into the information agenda" will be followed by a second panel on "Communication experiences of social organisations". On October 29, a social networking event with organisations using good practices (http://www.enredando.org.ar) will take place in Rosario.

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Africa initiative on free software options for non-profits

GOA, INDIA 30 September 2005 (APCNews)

Africa Source II, an attempt to enhance Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) skills of those working with non-profits in the region will be held in early January 2006, at Kalangala Island on Lake Victoria, Uganda. This eight day hands-on workshop is aimed at helping those working with NGOs on the continent to acquire technical skills.

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