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Do you have a right to online knowledge? Report shows open internet in danger

12 November 2009
JOHANNESBURG 12 November 2009 () -

PRESS RELEASE

EMBARGO November 16 2009 00.00hs

*Do you have a right to online knowledge?

A brief from APC on the Fourth Internet Governance Forum

MONTEVIDEO 10 November 2009 (APC for APC)

The Internet Governance Forum is the only space of its kind in the world – it acts as a “pressure relief valve” for some of the most important and controversial issues related to the global internet. The IGF is in its fourth year of existence and next year could be its last. APC brings you quickly up to date with some of the most pressing issues to be debated from November 15-18.

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Paper 2 (05/2009): Mapping the information and participation practice of internet governance entities

By David Souter (October 2009, APC/CofE/UNECE )

This discussion paper has been prepared for the Council of Europe, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of their work to explore the scope for guidelines and best practice in information and participation in internet governance.

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APC brochure (2006)

By APC (July 2006, APC )
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The History of APC (A collection of feature articles)

By Various (January 2001, APC )
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Global Information Society Watch 2008

By APC/Hivos/ITeM (October 2008, APC/Hivos/ITeM )

How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by everyone? This is one of the critical questions asked by an annual publication that highlights the importance of people’s access to information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure – and where and how countries are getting it right or wrong, and what can be done about it.

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Media monitoring and evaluating 2008

By LC (October 2009, APC )

This report examines APC's presence in media and within our networks.

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New web 2.0 and social media for development training modules now available online

MONTEVIDEO 24 September 2009 (APC for APCNews)

APC has recently co-produced training materialson Web 2.0 and social media for development for the FAO Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK). This unit, along with others, is available for free online and in CD format on the project’s website.

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APC dedicates flagship publication to A.K. Mahan, activist who valued intellectual rigour and concrete outcomes

MONTEVIDEO 16 September 2009 (APC for APCNews)

Amy Mahan, a long-time collaborator of APC, died unexpectedly on March 5. Amy was a fervent supporter of Global Information Society Watch, a watchdog report that has become recognised as an essential reference by activists and critics in ICT policy all over the world, since its conception. APC will be dedicating the 2009 edition of GISWatch to be published in November in her honour. Amy touched all who worked with her, leaving a legacy of activist work that aspires to combine intellectual rigour and concrete outcomes that make a difference in the lives of people who lack resources, power and access.

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