iSummit '08

Date and time: 
Jul 29 2008 (All day) - Aug 1 2008 (All day)

Inspired by Japanese innovation and hosted in a city fast becoming recognised for its modern, creative, technology-orientated approach to business and public initiatives – this year’s iSummit will be

Violence against women documentation and reporting system from the Philippines

MONTEVIDEO 30 July 2008 (AL for APC)

Case documentation systemCase documentation system The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women employed the technical know-how of “WomensH

Heritage content in Syrian countryside Memory


Heritage content in Syrian countryside Memory .

As part of the Reefnet project in support social and heritage content and to pass memories of people in rural community.

Producing Sarawak Gone


SARAWAK-GONE.jpgSARAWAK-GONE.jpg Sarawak Gone is a micro-docs video series exploring four remote Bidayuh communities accessible by foot within an hour’s drive from Kuching, capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia.’s Andrew Garton provides an overview of the process of gathering material for this series currently in the making.

A small team left Kuching for what turned out to be an 18 km trek visiting four remote Bidayuh communities. It was epic! We were shooting material for the micro-docs series, Sarawak Gone.

Sarawak Gone explores four remote Bidayuh communities accessible by foot within an hour’s drive from Kuching, capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia. They will lose their livelihood, traditional lands and culture, their rights and heritage with the development of the controversial Bengoh Dam project.

From Kuching to Sapporo

On location SarawakOn location Sarawak I’m writing from Kuching, capital city of Sarawak, the second largest Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. I’m here for a month working on the micro-docs series, Sarawak Gone, which you can read about on APC News.

On 27 July I head for Sapporo, Japan where I will participate in the next iCommons iSummit that will see the production of video, Identifying The Commons, for both APC and the iCommons. Identifying The Commons will support the APC Strategic Scoping Paper, Growing the Global Information Commons.

For more information on the video and paper go to:

News, via SMS, claimed to reach 60,000 subscribers in eastern India

GOA, India

A journlalist I know, Jatindra Dash from the eastern Indian state of Orissa, started this rather interesting SMS-based news-service in the Oriya language which is spoken by some 31 million people.

Reefnet Project in Syria lunched Mobile Computer Lab (E-BAG)

Salamieh Telecentre

Reefnet Project in Syria lunched Mobile Computer Lab (E-BAG)
Salamieh telecentre through Reefnet project aim to promote and connect rural people in Syrian community.

Privacy and Communication Rights Advocacy in the Philippines: A CSO Capacity-Building Workshop and Policy Dialogue

Tarragon Room, Cravings Restaurant, Katipunan Road, Quezon City
Date and time: 
Jun 20 2008 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Privacy, Security and the Public Interest: Global and Philippine Policy Perspectives

Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights
Date and time: 
Jun 19 2008 - 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Emergent technologies and shifting legal frameworks are evolving both opportunities and threats for citizens and communities in a post-9/11 world.

Young but experienced Cambodian NGO joins APC

MONTREAL 17 June 2008 (FD for APCNews)

APC welcomes its new Cambodian member, Open Institute. “We see ourselves as facilitators,” explained Chim Manavy, executive director of the start-up NGO. “We facilitate communication, knowledge-sharing and gender equity through the strategic use of ICT and of the Khmer language”. What this means on the ground, is easy to understand when one takes a look at the track record of OI’s colleagues.

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