Europe

Grass root(er)s: Green e-activists of Eastern Europe enter politics

SOFIA 30 July 2009 (Pavel Antonov for APCNews)

The greens are growing like weeds in Bulgaria and Hungary and recently ecologists in Bulgaria made significant headway on yet another battle against a Goliath, preventing the further destruction along the Black Sea coast and high mountains to make way for luxury housing. Campaigns spread like viruses through emailing lists and online networks, and ultimately ended up on the streets in protest, a testament to the growth of new citizen-driven green parties in these countries.

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Removing blinders on war crimes and e-accessibility in the former Yugoslavia

ZAGREB 14 May 2009 (Danjela Babic for ZaMirNET)

APC member ZaMirNET has been working hard on uncovering the truth about war crimes committed during the Yugoslav wars, between 1991 and 2001. In late October, they joined an initiative to establish a regional body that will expose the truth about war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia, which will help serve justice and guarantee that these crimes will not be repeated in the future. More recently, they have also made important headway in e-inclusion initiatives and access to public services for those who cannot see, including the launch of a new web portal for IT professionals and a general audience.

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Convention on Modern Liberty launched in the UK

Institute of Education, London WC1H 0AL

Last week, the Convention on Modern Liberty was launched in London.

International workshop in Budapest challenges data retention

25 September 2008
BUDAPEST 25 September 2008 (Central European University) -

70 international experts and e-activists met in Budapest on Friday
September 19 to discuss EU-wide policies on data retention and to develop

HackMeeting 2008

Location: 
La Casa Invisible
Date and time: 
Oct 17 2008 - 12:00am - Oct 19 2008 - 2:00am

The HackMeeting is a participatory meeting in which the organizer/attendee dichotomy vanishes in the need of auto-organizing the meeting collectively.

New vision for computing in Africa: APC member Computer Aid featured in the BBC

LONDON 23 September 2008 (Computer Aid)

APC member Computer Aid has recently caught the BBC’s attention with its adaptive technologies in Kenya. The BBC’s Click covered Computer Aid’s new focus on making computers and their programmes available to everyone, including people who cannot see. You can read a the full BBC article, which examines how Computer Aid is helping Kenyans change their lives, and the challenges involved.

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World’s largest non-profit supplier of refurbished computers launches campaign for action against toxic trade

LONDON 23 September 2008 (Computer Aid)

APC member Computer Aid is urging the UK government to take action against the illegal dumping of e-waste (computers, hard drives, cd roms, etc.) in countries such as Ghana, Nigeria and China. It is calling on the government to provide adequate funding for the Environment Agency to effectively police and prevent e-waste from being exported to the developing world. The campaign also targets commercial traders that are abusing re-use and recycling initiatives and computer manufacturers that are turning a blind eye to their equipment being dumped in these countries.

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The end of privacy

22 September 2008
BUDAPEST 22 September 2008 (Central European University ) -

International experts and e-activists meet in Budapest to discuss data retention on the internet

Press announcement

September 18, 2008

Why the internet’s future depends on the greens

BUDAPEST 10 September 2008 (Pavel P Antonov for APCNews)

Smelled like a revolutionary spirit around Popinci, central Bulgaria, when residents and activists raised barricades around their village. They believed that a planned gold mining project in the nearby hills would harm the environment and their health. They demanded it to be cancelled. The villagers’ impulsive action has put the project on hold for the last three years. But this, or any other community, might not have been as successful in attaining a concrete outcome, had it chosen to fight for access to high speed internet. And the reason is simple. Unlike the environment, internet is not widely perceived by authorities, legislators and policy makers as an essential common good.

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The International Network of Women for Solidarity

Date and time: 
May 27 2008 (All day) - May 30 2008 (All day)

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