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The E2: A green computer for everyone
The E2: A green computer for everyone 24 October 2008 LC

Non-profit internet provider GreenNet has recently released a new ultra-low power computer. The tiny computer can run on a car battery for hours and uses a maximum of nine watts of electricity. Sustainable in almost every way – from its fabrication, to its distribution and consumption – the E2 also comes fully equipped with free and open source operating systems. APCNews interviewed Sharif Fanselow of GreenNet to find out more about this revolutionary computer.

Why APC continues to obsess over “internet access”
Why APC continues to obsess over “internet access” 13 October 2008 APC

According to March 2008 statistics only 3.6% of internet users in the world were from Africa. Asia contributed to 37.6% of internet users globally, but this percentage is inflated by large numbers of users from China. The number of fixed lines has not increased significantly, and in some cases has even shrunk. And, in addition to this, a new divide is emerging: the broadband (or “high speed internet”) divide. In Manaus, deep in the Amazon jungle, “broadband” is available but at a c...

APC is developing a “pro-poor” internet access kit
APC is developing a “pro-poor” internet access kit 13 October 2008

In order to reduce poverty and foster inclusive development through affordable access to the internet, APC is working on a resource kit for realising a universal access agenda, present promising options, experiences, lessons and opportunities in pro-poor access provision in developing societies.

Freedom Not Fear
Freedom Not Fear 10 October 2008 LC

On October 11 2008, internet privacy advocates will be meeting in over twenty of Europe’s major cities and capitals in the Americas to launch the Freedom Not Fear campaign, which protests mass-surveillance and mass data retention that many governments world-wide are undertaking. Together, they will promote democracy, free speech and human rights, and raise awareness on this issue through prot...

LACNIC Consulting Meeting
LACNIC Consulting Meeting 13 August 2008

LACNIC is summoning a consultation meeting with the aim of informing the actors of the regional Internet community (governments, civil society organization, business chambers and associations, academic networks) its activities, projects, achievements and goals, as well as to receive their opinion on the issues most relevant to the community. It will take place in the Hall of Missions NH Columbi...

Regional preparatory meeting of the IGF
Regional preparatory meeting of the IGF 13 August 2008

LACNIC, the Association for the Progress of Communications (APC) and the Information Network for the Third Sector (RITS) are summoning a multistakeholder meeting, open to all interested parties, with the aim of identifying relevant issues and priorities for Latin America and the Caribbean that need to be included in the discussions and agenda of the Third Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that wi...

APC Annual Report 2007 – Building and strengthening networks for accessible, affordable, equal access to the internet
APC Annual Report 2007 – Building and strengthening networks for accessible, affordable, equal access to the internet 31 July 2008 KAH

In existence as a virtual community since 1990, APC’s leitmotif is building and strengthening online networks for social change. The Association for Progressive Communications invites you to read our 2007 annual report. It describes the challenges encountered building networks to influence international internet policy so that more people have reliable and affordable access to the internet, n...

Blogging on the impact of multilateral finance institutions in Uruguay
Blogging on the impact of multilateral finance institutions in Uruguay 30 July 2008 AL

Watchdogs ITeM has been coordinating IFIwatchnet since 2005. This novel initiative in international NGO networking, currently in its sixth year of operation, connects organisations worldwide that monitor international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the IMF and regional development banks. Formed in response to a call by civil society groups to maximise the effectiveness o...

Participatory videos for NGOs and volunteers in Italy
Participatory videos for NGOs and volunteers in Italy 30 July 2008 APC

Cine Kinè During 2007, Kinè ran a “Show! Your Story” workshop on audiovisual communication for national associations working in international solidarity and cooperation. Trained by Italian filmmakers and producers, the participants learned how to think about their subjects from a cinematic perspective and translate their stories into videos, documentaries and audiovisuals for social deve...

Putting ICTs to work for Egyptian women artisans
Putting ICTs to work for Egyptian women artisans 30 July 2008 AL

Handicrafts are an income-generating activity for many women in Egypt, but as producers these women often receive the lowest profit in the trading chain. This is why women artisans and organisations that support them asked ArabDev to help them find ways to market their goods online. ArabDev conducted a market study that showed that the global crafts market is a highly competitive arena, both i...

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