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Have your say: Live streaming event at the World Social Forum in Dakar

DAKAR 8 February 2011 (LC for May First/People Link)

In light of this year’s World Social Forum in Dakar Senegal, APC member Mayfirst/People Link is teaming up with IndyMedia Africa and will be hositing live events via the Indymedia convergence centre for those who can not attend the Forum in person. Media activists from over 10 African countries will give their impressions on what’s going on, and respond to the questions of others around the world. Live streams of the events take place on Tuesday 8 February at 7:00 pm (EST) and on Thursday 10 February at 7:00 pm (EST). Find out more about the events.

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APC 11th Council Meeting and APC-wide project meetings

Date and time: 
Mar 20 2011 - Mar 21 2011




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Bringing together APC staff and members from around the world for the first time since 2007.

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Why should we care about internet rights? Because internet rights are human rights, says APC

By APC (February 2011, APC )

The world has witnessed in Egypt and Tunisia that when governments feel threatened not only do they censor individuals but they also try to take away the tools they use to contact and inform each other and organise. APC thinks that internet rights, such as freedom of expression and freedom of association, should not be taken from granted, and is working both globally and locally to make them a reality for all.

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Moving with the times: Opening spectrum so we can all communicate

MONTREAL 24 January 2011 (Evan Light for APCNews)

The spectrum both surrounds us and passes through us. Made up of waves of energy that allow us to communicate the way we do today – through radio, television, mobile phones, wireless internet and more — spectrum is an invisible common link that ties our societies together. A global shift in spectrum regulation is currently under way with regulatory reforms being developed and proposed in several countries. As the internet and wireless communication increasingly merge into a singular form of communication, we will be presented with unique opportunities to adapt to open, trusting and collaborative forms of regulation and technology use. This introduction to developing a policy on open spectrum by spectrum expert Evan Light for APC, breaks down what spectrum is, how it works and why governments with under-served communities stand to gain so much from opening up the spectrum to more users and uses.

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Open spectrum for development: Policy brief

By Evan Light (January 2011, APC )

This policy brief by Evan Light provides a brief history of how spectrum use has developed over the past 80 years, examines how it is currently being managed and what the current issues surrounding spectrum are, and makes a case for open spectrum.

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New Report about Open Data for an Open Society

Open Data, Open Society is a report written by Marco Fioretti for the
Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

Quebec government chooses APC glossary as linguistic reference in French

GULMARG 12 January 2011 (LC for APCNews)

The Office Québécois de la Langue Française, Canada’s official French linguistic authority, is using APC’s 105-word ICT- and human rights-related glossary in a new database that it is creating in partnership with an international francophone linguistic network, Rifal. The database is to act as a standing linguistic reference across the francophone world and can now be accessed online.

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Special report calls for IT manufacturers to stop designing for the digital dump

LONDON 16 December 2010 (Computer Aid International for APCNews)

In a Special Report published on 09 December, UK charity Computer Aid International calls for IT manufactures to take responsibility for the environmental cost of their products throughout their entire life-cycle. The Special Report, which is the third in a series of special reports on ICTs and the Environment, is titled “GreenICT: What producers must do”.

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New book - The internet of elsewhere

Bonn, Germany

Internet of elsewhere bookInternet of elsewhere bookThrough the lens of culture, The Internet of Elsewhere looks at the role of the Internet as a catalyst in transforming communications, politics, and economics.

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