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52nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Location: 
United Nations headquarters
Date and time: 
Feb 25 2008 (All day) - Mar 7 2008 (All day)

BCO partner meeting

Location: 
New Delhi
Date and time: 
Feb 12 2008 (All day) - Feb 14 2008 (All day)

The Building Communication Opportunities (BCO) Alliance is a partnership of eleven development agencies working on information, communications and development.

The World Wide Web of Desire: Content regulation on the internet

By Namita Malhotra (November 2007, APC WNSP )

It is obvious that the discourse around content regulation has shifted mostly towards the protection of children from harmful content and child pornography on the internet. Any references to gender-related concerns were dropped, including even problematic conceptions that women and children need the paternalistic protection of the state or international bodies from harmful content. One can speculate that this could possibly mean (in a positive sense) that women are no longer viewed only as “victims” and because of their own agency do not require the protectionist attitude of the state. Or, on the other hand, women’s movements, feminists and others working on gender have encountered and realised the hazards of demanding protection from the state, in the interests of their own freedom of expression and because of their alliances with civil society, non-governmental organisations and social movements.

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APC content planning workshop

Location: 
APC Office
Date and time: 
Jan 29 2008 (All day) - Jan 31 2008 (All day)

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The 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing (WiCOM 2008)

Date and time: 
Oct 12 2008 (All day) - Oct 14 2008 (All day)

WiCOM serves as a forum for wireless communications researchers, industry professionals, and academics interested in the latest development and design of wireless systems.

Statement from APC on the IGF open consultations, Geneva, February 2008

By Policy programme (February 2008, APC )

The first preparatory meeting for the next Internet Governance Forum (scheduled for December 2008 in India) was held in Geneva on 26 February 2008. APC issued a statement recommending the implementation of regional and national IGFs, using sustainable development as a key theme and advising on the format of working groups to address and follow up on key issues.

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GEM II: Telecentre and Rural ICT4D Thematic Adaptation Workshop

Location: 
Tagaytay City
Date and time: 
Mar 10 2008 (All day) - Mar 14 2008 (All day)

This workshop will focus on gender evaluation for rural ICT4D and telecentres projects from around the world, by adapting the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme’s Gender Evaluation Methodology f

APC board and staff meeting 2008

Location: 
Ithala Conference Centre - NTSHONDWE CAMP
Date and time: 
Feb 2 2008 (All day) - Feb 10 2008 (All day)

Day by Day Schedule

31 Jan or morning of 1 Feb: Arrive Johannesburg if only attending staff meeting

1 Feb: Depart to Ithala

Executive Board and Staff meetings Feb 2nd to 4th

World Summit on the Information Society Phase II, Tunis, PrepCom I Report

By Karen Banks (July 2004, APC )

This report touches on issues such as the human rights and ‘north-south’ agendas, as well as the preparation by civil society in the WSIS process up to 2004. It includes brief observations, suggested discussion points and strategies needed to protect and strengthen civil society participation in the WSIS process.

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APC at the Web2forDev conference and training Web2.0 practitioners in Kampala

ROME 19 December 2007 (Karel Novotný for APCNews)

For the first time, in September 2007, a large group of people involved in one way or another with development work met to discuss the possibilities and drawbacks of sophisticated web-based applications in situations of low bandwidth and limited access to powerful hardware. Many of them had the chance to experiment with the tools in a workshop APC co-organised at a conference called Web2forDev. The interest of this community, gradually expanding under the ‘Web2forDev’ label, focuses on how cutting-edge technology can help to close the gap in access to ICTs, as opposed to widening it further.

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