Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionised multiple facets of human life in a variety of ways. Many of the most visible types of organic impact undoubtedly take place in the domain of government, where the use of ICTs have led to the modernisation of public administration, improved governability, and the stimulation of local ICT industry development. However, this has also offered the opportunity to redefine traditional concepts and methods of citizen and democratic participation.
“An attack on net neutrality and an act of censorship,” was how Miguel Acosta, editor of a New York-based Paraguayan newspaper referred to the measure taken by the Paraguayan Communication Company to block access to internet telephony or voice over internet protocol (VoIP). Civil society has responded forcefully to this situation.
Citizens in China and Europe from the academia, NGO, companies, "state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.
Source: Wikipedia">governmentmet in Liège (Belgium) to exchange perspectives and discuss on the topic of Information Society and the Internet in China and Europe. The workshop on "IT systems on the age of the Internet" (4-5 October) was the first step of the China-Europe Forum (6-7 October).
Civil Society Organisations ("What is civil society?", initial working definition adopted by the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics">CSOs) in Africa are to send a 20-member
delegation to the Internet Governance Forum (Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
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Brazil, in November 2007 to ensure that the African voices are heard.
Speaking on behalf of the CSOs, Ms Natasha Primo of the Association for
Progressive Communications (APC) said that the essence of bringing the
crusade to the largest gathering of pen-pushers on the continent was to
guarantee that African communicators were not left out.
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Source: Wikipedia">governmentbureaucracy and all concerned about Source: APC">ICT, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society
APC member in South Asia, BytesForAll, has launched its ‘ICT4D Status Report 1.0’, a document looking into the use of information and communication technology for the purpose of development. Areas covered are localisation/open content development, updates on the telecentre movement, access and infrastructure issues, community radio development and e-governance in the context of Bangladesh.
Looking at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
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the interesting point is to which extent the IGF may advance the protection
and promotion of human rights such as "African journalists trained in how to communicate securely online" (APCNews and Toni Eliasz, 30 September 2004), Take Back the Tech! and APC Internet Rights Charter">privacy
to information etc. in the digital world.
Full editorial on European Digital Rights: http://www.edri.org/edrigram/number4.21/enditorial
Source: TechSoup Glossary and GenderIT.org“>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 Style information: Capital letters for Association, Progressive and Communications. “Communications” with an “s” at the end. We tend not to use the definite article with the acronym eg “APC is a worldwide network”, and only occasionally “The APC is a worldwide network”.
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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.