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Taking a Srilankan disaster solution to another level, via Philippines

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 22 May 2007 (Frederick Noronha for APCNews)

The Institute for Popular Democracy is one of the APC’s youngest members and it’s current concerns with shaping-up an open source disaster management software reflect only a tiny but emblematic part of what IPD does. Excerpts from an interview with APCNews.

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NEW REPORT MONITORS POLITICAL WILL TO MAKE THE INFORMATION REVOLUTION REALITY FOR ALL

18 May 2007
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 18 May 2007 () -

A new watchdog report monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22.

Pakistan: Blog-o-Furious

PAKISTAN 16 May 2007 (Omer Alvie)

As the political situation in Pakistan gets progressively worse, a native writer highlights the views of Pakistani bloggers providing the most honest and accurate views on events there.

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PROTEGE QV, the first central african member at APC

MONTREAL, CANADA 9 May 2007 (FD for APCNews)

PROTEGE QV is a group of people who are passionate about educating and promoting youth, women and leaders so that they can play their roles as citizens in full. The Yaoundé-based APC-member who brings the number of francophone members at APC to three, herewith catalyses innovative solutions, good practices to those who are in need, rural populations and women particularly.

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Profile: Bangladesh Friendship Education Society becomes new APC member

MONTREAL, CANADA 9 May 2007 (FD for APCNews)

Bangladesh Friendship Education Society (BFES) is a non-government development organisation based in Bangladesh. It was established in 1993 and its mission is to promote educational projects in rural areas.

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Wireless networking: Technical training scholarships offered

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC 25 April 2007 (Karel Novotny for APCNews)

Applications are now being accepted until May 18 for technical training scholarships that will cover expenses for attending the first workshop of the TRICALCAR project. This community based wireless networks project is initiated by APC-members in South America. The workshop will be held in Huaral, Peru from July 16 to 21, 2007.

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APC.au, sailing with changing times and moving with the surf

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 24 April 2007 (FN for APCNews)

Grant McHerron always has a joke and formidable technical skils to share. Or so it seemed when APCNews ran into APC.au’s technical director in Sydney, Australia, during the APC’s Asia-Pacific members meeting, held in mid-April 2007.

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Cambodian mirror... online

GOA, Indian


The Cambodia Mirror an interesting publication that collates material from the Khmer press, run by Norbert Klein, and now in an online version… Check it out http://cambodiamirror.wordpress.com/

But IP theft is Okay IF.....

Australia

Lots of noise about stopping IP theft and piracy… but NOT if it’s BY big US corporates against foreigners..

Asia pursues a roadmap of action to strengthen “access to knowledge”

MANILA, PHILIPPINES 2 April 2007 (Al Alegre)

"Access to knowledge is both an issue of economic development and an issue of individual participation and human liberty" says an article by Jack M. Balkin. This buzzword makes reference to a world in which information and knowledge are increasingly becoming like products. Knowledge is worth money. Knowledge is worth power. Without much fanfare, a group of twenty-two Asians sat down in Bankok last March to tap into that power. They drew out a roadmap of actions in order for that knowledge to stay in the hands of the people. Idealistic? Maybe, but the actions are real and timely and might take you further than you think.

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