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Pakistan: Freedom of expression like never before!


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 and for regular updates.

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APC member in Colombia nominated for best portal

BOGOTA, COLUMBIA 26 September 2007

APC member organization, Colnodo (, 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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Highway Africa talks training


The Highway
Africa 2007 Conference kicked off yesterday, with an opening discussion
on the conference theme: excellence in journalism and journalism as a
profession on the African continent. Read the full article on ITWeb.

Journalists need to “villagise” Internet

Ngurumo, a famous Tanzanian blogger, claimed during the Digital Indaba
Citizen (a great workshop held before Highway see
that “Africa’s best stories remain untold because journalists and
bloggers have focused on urban areas and neglected rural areas. Read the full article on the Web2forDev blog.

African journalists refuse to be taken for granted


African journalists will no longer accept being taken for granted by those in power. This is the underlying mood of many of the 600-plus African journalists – comprising the biggest gathering of African journalists on the continent – attending the Highway Africa conference hosted by the Rhodes University School of Journalism. Full article on the The Herald Online.

Quality and Professionalism in Journalism


Prof. Fackson Banda, the acting Head of school of Journalism, Rhodes
University spoke to Brenda Zulu and Zachary Ochieng on the quality and
professionalism in journalism as well as Highway Africa’s achievements and challenges to date. Read the full article and Brenda Zulu’s many ICT-related articles on her blog:

APC at Highway Africa & Digital Citizen Indaba 2007

GRAHAMSTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA 11 September 2007 (APC blog)

Highway Africa is where more than 600 African journalists gathered between September 10 and 12 in Grahamstown, South Africa. The conference was preceeded by the second Digital Citizen Indaba on blogging which was held at Rhodes University, same location, on September 10. Keep track of the debates on excellence in journalism, and issues such as community media and gender and media in Africa as APC blogs.

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Journalists will not blog until they receive feedback


Mohamed Nanabhay from Qatar’s Al Jazeera and Vincent Maher from South Africa’s Mail & Guardian argue that the adoption by mainstream media of “social media” is what will reload citizen journalism. This is the note on which the Digital Citizen Indaba conference about blogging came to an end.

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