MONTEVIDEO (AL for APCNews) – APC’s new member Sulá Batsú is a cooperative operating in Costa Rica since 2005. It sees itself as a collective workspace for social change. Its experience spans over the sharing of knowledge, social economy and information and communication technologies. APCNews interviewed Margarita Salas of Sulá Batsú in order to grasp the challenges associated with the cooperative model, the opportunities and challenges that the internet represents in the Costa Rican context, the link between gender and technology and her perspective on what is referred to as social economy. More >>
SEOUL (Joint declaration) – This is the statement issued by civil society, gathered at the OECD ministerial conference on the future of the internet, which ended on June 18. It says: “The policy goals for the Future Internet Economy should be considered within the broader framework of protection of human rights, the promotion of democratic institutions, access to information, and the provision of affordable and non-discriminatory access to advanced communication networks and services”. [pdf format] More
MONTEVIDEO (APC) – APC is pleased to announce the new APC executive board elected by members at the APC council meeting in Rio de Janeiro in November 2007 for a three-year term. In office for the last six months, they have already met in South Africa in February to establish the 2008-2012 action plan with APC’s staff.
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