APC Talk

This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

Software freedom? It's Microsoft-only 17 November 2005 APC

The official online press service of WSIS is available for Microsoft users only. The password protected photos download facility of the WSIS press centre is customized for Microsoft only. The setup of the official media-service site was done so that no software other than Internet Explorer can be...

eRiding WSIS straight from Africa 17 November 2005 APC

One of the focuses of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process has been on the cross-cutting nature of technology, and how it can act as an enabler of other development objectives. In a workshop session on eRiders at WSIS, Toni Eliasz from Ungana-Afrika today presented a "replic...

Reporting WSIS... the translation chain
Reporting WSIS... the translation chain 17 November 2005 APC

Oneworld Southeast Europe team choose to contribute to the event translating some of the articles, comments, opinion coming from APC WSIS Blog, in its language edition: Albanian, Macedonian and Southslavic language group. The reason is simply that we belive that what is happening in Tunis is abou...

Snapshot: Jose Jara (.pe)
Snapshot: Jose Jara (.pe) 17 November 2005 APC

"Internet for personal development, that should be the key axis of the debate. In Peru, there is still many people who have no access… having a laptop like this one is a luxury for most people there…" This Peruvian TV journalist finds the debate to be too general, and without practica...

Human rights takes centrestage
Human rights takes centrestage 17 November 2005 APC

Wednesday afternoon, November 17, the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH) invited the press and NGOs for what was to become a marathon of explicit talks challenging the Tunisian government on its human rights record. While heads of states’ speeches present at the World Summit on the Information...

Feel the difference@ICT4All Exhibition
Feel the difference@ICT4All Exhibition 17 November 2005 APC

There are five different sections, by themes, at the ICT4All Exhibition, but I would divide them in my own five categories. These categories are corporates, NGOs, governments, international organizations and Tunisians. A report from one far corner of the floor (literally) of the exhibition.

Roadblocks on the info superhighway
Roadblocks on the info superhighway 17 November 2005 APC

Blogger Neila Charchour Hachicha says these sites are being censured in Tunisia. We had no problem in accessing them from our part of the globe… so if you can’t get across from Tunis, you know Neila is right. * Reporters sans Frontières, * Parti Démocratique Progressiste, * human...

Snapshot: Taurai Maduna (.zw)
Snapshot: Taurai Maduna (.zw) 17 November 2005 APC

“I am not that interested in what governments came to say. They come with messages that are not negotiable. On the contrary, it is great to listen to people from the NGOs and exchange ideas with them,” said Taurai Maduna from the Zimbabwean NGO online community Kubatana, in the middle...

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