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Closer than ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to start working online

MONTEVIDEO 27 June 2011 (KAH for APCNews)

APC has been working online since the late 1980s so it’s no wonder that a wealth of experience has been captured regarding how to best do social justice work remotely. Margarita Salas interviewed 60 people in the network about their experiences and shares their recommendations and views in a new guide.

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APC welcomes its first member in Paraguay

RISHIKESH 28 April 2011 (LC for APCNews)

One of Paraguay’s most widely-listened to community radio stations, Radio Viva, has recently joined the APC community as a member through its parent organisation, Asociación Trinidad Comunicación, Cultura y Desarollo. Asociación Trinidad works towards the democratisation of communications and improving civil participation through solidarity in action for a sustainable Paraguay. One of the many ways it achieves this work is through Radio Viva.

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Ashoka recognises James Nguo for Kenyan mobile telecentres

MONTEVIDEO 25 April 2011 (LC for APCNews)

James Nguo, regional director of the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) has been working on rural community knowledge centres in Kenya for over four years. This work has been recognised by the Ashoka Global Academy, an organisation that promotes social entrepreneurship through small grants and fellowships.

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Joy: Extended profile and contact details

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Formerly a New Zealand human rights commissioner, Joy Liddicoat has joined APC as Project Coordinator for the new Connect your rights! Internet rights are human rights campaign. Joy's work in human rights began in earnest in 2001 when she attended the World Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa.

Worldwide membership elects new APC board

PANGLAO ISLAND 6 April 2011 (KAH for APCNews)

APC members elected a new board of directors for the world’s oldest online network during a ballot at the eleventh face-to-face APC council meeting on March 20.

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APC chosen once again as eLAC2015 liaison

BUENOS AIRES 3 March 2011 (APC for APC)

Various social organisations that have been working together since 2005 to shape the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean have once again chosen APC to act as the civil society liaison within the eLAC2015 Plan of Action. Latin American and Caribbean governments in the Third Ministerial Conference on the Information Society approved the plan in November 2010.

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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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agustina: Extended profile and contact details

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Agustina lives in Montevideo, Uruguay, and studies communications in the Catholic University. She started working as comms intern for APC in October 2010.

Non-Profit Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship Training Workshop

Pretoria

Training Workshop: Enterprise Modelling for Non-Profit Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship

Ungana-Afrika proudly presents a training workshop that will provide participants with the knowledge and tools to define how their organisation can be sustainable and create value while generating revenues.

Date: 21-22 February 2011

Venue: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Parktown, Johannesburg

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