Europe

Peru's farmers lack information: Why are telecentres being underused?

NEW YORK 27 March 2010 (AL and KAH for APC)

Harvesting peachHarvesting peachSmallholders in the desert region of Huaral depend on irrigation cooperatives to water their crops. For ten years one coop association has been developing an information system based on telecentres to help them to make informed agricultural decisions. But the system is being under-utilised and they decided to find what was going wrong. Using APC’s Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM) they found that older people and women over 40 were being left behind. While decision-making spaces are still mainly all-male, at least some issues identified by women are now on the table.

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The International Congress on “Media literacy and digital cultures”

Seville

Euro-Iberoamerican
Congress ATEI
Media literacy and digital cultures
Seville, May 13 and 14, 2010

Held by:
Asociación de Televisiones
Educativas y Culturales Iberoamericanas

Presentatio

Freedom of expression

Turkey

Universal Human Rights on the world of ideas and has the right to freedom of expression by Beyannameasine.

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

Date and time: 
Oct 17 2008 - Oct 19 2008

Venue

Country: 
Spain

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

Other information
Location: 
La Casa Invisible

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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