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APC Council Meeting 2007

Date and time: 
Nov 5 2007 - Nov 9 2007

Venue

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Brazil

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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

The Summit of Assurances

Kigali

If the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was the summit of opportunities, Connect Africa can be best described as the summit of assurances.

Civil society calls for new governance to make internet accessible to Africans

29 October 2007
KIGALI, RWANDA 29 October 2007 () -

Convened by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on the 28th of October 2007, civil society groups have called for new forms of corporate governance to develop the ICT infrastructure i

Pulling the plug in Burma

TORONTO, CANADA 24 October 2007 (OpenNet Initiative)

Adding to their long history of reports on the study of internet filtering, the OpenNet Initiative (ONI) has compiled, and released, a bulletin on the recent demonstrations in Burma and the Burmese government’s shutdown of the internet there. The executive summary of "Pulling the Plug: A Technical Review of the Internet Shutdown in Burma" reveals the "the role of information technology, citizen journalists, and bloggers in Burma" today.

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AZUR Développement joins the APC family

BRAZZAVILLE, CONGO 16 October 2007 (FD for APCNews)

There is a Congolese proverb that says, “You can’t wash your face with just one finger.” That’s the expression APC’s new member AZUR Développement is using in reference to the need to solidify links with other APC members in order to get the ICT job done in Congo. And they mean it. Recognising that APC’s members have a lot of experience with ICTs, they believe that their activities and those of APC’s members will blend in well.

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Pakistan: Keep the independent media at distance, they are trouble makers

Pakistan

Just got this punch that independent media will be kept at far far distance tomorrow from highly controversial, unethical and outrageous presidential elections in Pakistan. Only state owned media will cover these elections at the designated polling stations, and issue the footage or "official news" at their will, with no possibility of cross check by any independent source. This silly order has been issued by highly controversial, discredited, shameless Election Commission of Pakistan.

Pakistan: Freedom of expression like never before!

Pakistan

In Pakistan, its "freedom of expression like never before". This is the lead line of advertisements by the state owned media.

What is happening in Burma?

BURMA 2 October 2007

APC partners recommend reliable news sources for those following the Burma democracy and human right crisis. Check www.irrawaddy.org and www.mizzima.com for regular updates.

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APC member in Colombia nominated for best portal

BOGOTA, COLUMBIA 26 September 2007

APC member organization, Colnodo (cmsi.colnodo.apc.org), has been recognized by the Colombian Chamber of Informatics and Telecommunications for their outstanding ICT monitor portal. They have been nominated for best portal in the best online policy site category. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 4 October 2007. [Spanish]

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APC launches new book on WSIS, developing countries and civil society: Time for lessons learned

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 12 September 2007 (APCNews)

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has been roundly criticised in the past and this new study from APC concludes that the summit “is not the best starting point for new action.” So, what is the point of looking at how developing country delegations and civil society fared at the summit? Because, says the author “it is always important to learn from experience – particularly where it did not deliver up to expectations.”

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