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APC Annual Report 2003

( November 2004 )

The year 2003 was memorable for one particular process that galvanised APC’s efforts – the World Summit on the Information Society which took place in Geneva in December 2003. WSIS was a watershed in public participation as information and communications policy shifted from the obscure world of techno-jargon to be recognised as social policy that affects everyone. From APC’s perspective as a network of ‘social techies’ this was a major breakthrough.

How the Next Billion Will Reshape the Internet

Vancouver, Canada

There are more than a billion internet users worldwide, and the number is set to double within the next ten years. What will the next billion users mean to the Internet itself? How will it affect the network, the technology, the computer software industry, access to knowledge, and our environment?

APC Annual Report 2004

( December 2005 )

In 2004, APC became focused on producing policy commentaries, proposals and positions, reflecting its independent and critical perspective. APC formed strategic alliances with like-minded groups with whom for instance it promoted the position that the internet is a global public good. The APC annual report 2004 includes APC’s advocacy work for the United Nations summit on the information society (WSIS) as well as in stimulating and supporting accelerated ICT policy and regulatory reform in six African countries.

La sociedad civil y la sociedad de la información: Participación en la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la información

By Valeria Betancourt (December 2005, Communication and Image Institute of University of Chile )

This paper was published in Spanish.

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GreenNet's Time-of-year Party

Date and time: 
Dec 6 2007

Venue

Country: 
UK

Organisers

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GreenNet and Privacy International
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GreenNet
Location: 
LSE Three Tuns Bar

Open standards session at IGF touches on key issues

Johannesburg, South Africa

An open informal meeting held by the steering committee of the Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards (DCOS) at the IGF this week in Rio de Janeiro sparked a lively discussion on the impact of propietary standards on citizens around the world.

Perspectives from Mexico, India in IGF Best Practice Forum on CyberCrime Convention

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa

During the Best Practice Forum on the Cybercrime Convention, Jean Charles de Cordes of the Council of Europe discussed the structure and content of the convention, as well as issues such as standards setting and monitoring compliance, while Cristos Velasco, Mexican representative of the North American Consumer Project on Electronic Commerce (NACPEC), and Pavan Duggal from Cyberlaw India discussed the cybercrime legislation situation in their respective countries.

APC Council Meeting 2007

Date and time: 
Nov 5 2007 - Nov 9 2007

Venue

Country: 
Brazil

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APC
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APC - RITS

The APC Council is made up of two representatives of each APC memeber. They gather together face to face every two years, to set and revise APC strategic priorities.

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Publications: 
APC Annual Report 2004

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