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Internet watchdog report now in French

JOHANNESBURG 11 June 2009 (APC for GISWatch 2008)

APC is pleased to announce that Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) which is available in English for download at www.giswatch.org and is available in print upon request, is now also available in French on the GISWatch website. GISWatch is an annual watchdog report which this year asks: How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by everyone? The report highlights the importance of people’s access to information and communications technology infrastructure, and where and how countries are getting it right (or wrong), and what can be done about it. This edition, which focuses on access to internet and internet penetration, explores the challenges related to internet access in almost 40 countries, and includes six regional reports, and several thematic reports.

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BBC Three Counties Radio

British Broadcasting Corporation, United Kingdom
BBC Three Counties Radio
04 June 2009

Karen Banks of the APC breaks down the issues of access to broadband in the UK and internationally to Paul Scoins of the BBC.

APC Strategic Framework 2009-12 (Short version)

By APC (June 2009, APC )

This is a shortened version of APC's Strategic Action Plan for 2009-2012. It presents APC's strategic priorities, strategies, APC-wide activities and the organisations and groups we hope to engage with during the four-year period. It also includes a brief overview of the strategic planning process, and information about APC.

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Internet rights charter goes audio in Latin America

MONTEVIDEO 28 May 2009 (AL for APCNews)

APC and the Latin American Association for Educational Radio (ALER) have launched an audio version of the APC Charter on internet rights in Spanish, available on the web in the form of podcasts.

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APC's strategic priorities – 2009-2012

MONTEVIDEO 14 May 2009 (APC for APC)

In late 2007, APC members from almost forty countries and five continents met to define the strategic priorities for APC until 2012. They assessed the context faced by APC and civil society organisations using internet and other ICTs for social change. They considered trends in accessing the internet (including the role of mobile phones), in internet and information policy and regulation and in social networking and media. They also looked at other factors like climate change, which will have a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. After several days of deliberation, six issues were identified as key strategic areas that APC must tackle to ensure that the internet remains free and open and that more and more people can connect to it and use it to improve their lives and create a more just world.

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APC strategic priorities for 2009-12: The challenges and opportunities to using internet for social justice today

MONTEVIDEO 14 May 2009 (APC for APCNews)

After several days of intense debate, APC members identified six issues as the key strategic areas that APC must tackle in the next five years: advocating for affordable internet access for all, ICTs and the environment, building the “information commons” , defending internet rights, critical and creative engagement of emerging technologies from a social change perspective and improving governance, especially governance of the internet. Why did APC members prioritise those six issues? What are the key challenges and opportunities that they perceive regarding the freedom of the internet and its use for social justice in the coming years?

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Radio France International talks to Tanzanian rural telecentre pioneer

Radio France International, USA
Radio France International talks to Tanzanian rural telecentre pioneer
07 May 2009

The Family Alliance for Development and Cooperation (FADECO) has come a long way since 1993, when Joseph Sekiku and friends formed an alliance to help overcome poverty in north-western Tanzania. Starting as a network of people sharing an internet connection, the small telecentre eventually became a computer literacy training station, an internet café, and has expanded to an informative radio station reaching two million listeners, many of whom are farmers. Radio France International interviewed Joseph after his story was featured in an APC study called Unbounded Possibilities: Observations on sustaining rural ICTs. Listen to the interview (off-site).

APC "an encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people"

OTTAWA, Canada
APC "an encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people"
07 May 2009

"I consider myself very fortunate to have interned with the encouraging, inspiring and committed group of people who make up APC."

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