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Opening up e-government in Romania
Opening up e-government in Romania 26 July 2010 Kah

Activists advocate for “the real deal” in climate change policy during the 2009 UN Copenhagen conference using a site developed by StrawberryNet. Photo: GreendexRozi Bako reports that after researching the state of access to online information for extending democracy in Romania “we are now advocating for open e-government”. Bako of the StrawberryNet Foundation found that technology in Romania is far more advanced than information dissemination practices, and that if Romania is to bec...

Mobiles and internet improve the livelihoods of the poorest
Mobiles and internet improve the livelihoods of the poorest 23 July 2010

Fishermen from coastal villages in southern India can now access information on weather conditions and the market in their own language via mobile phone. This has not only improved the standard of living for their entire communities, but it has also saved the lives of a number of fishermen who would have died at sea. This article from Global Information Society Watch 2009 – Advancing human rights and democracy looks at concrete examples of how access to information through mobile phones and...

Anonymous source denounces “Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan”
Anonymous source denounces “Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan” 23 July 2010 Kah

In a strongly worded blog post on APC.org, an anonymous blogger from Pakistan has named and shamed political actors and the courts as responsible for the recent “Facebook ban” which blocked over 10,000 websites in Pakistan. “We knew that it’s not blasphemous content which is depriving citizens from using the internet. We wanted to dig deeper to uncover the political motives of polit...

Visualising information: Are my rights the same as your rights?
Visualising information: Are my rights the same as your rights? 12 July 2010 Digital Methods Initiative

In a unique study, researchers from the Netherlands asked, if you type the word “rights” into Google.co.uk, do you see the same types of rights in the top ten search results as if you type “derechos” (rights in Spanish) into the Argentinian Google? The answer is no. The search results showed that the “rights of the over-indebted” is unique to Ivory Coast as was the “right to educ...

The internet is a “radically different” place because of APC
The internet is a “radically different” place because of APC 05 July 2010 Frederick Noronha and Karen Higgs

The pioneering work of APC founders in the mid-1980s helped establish the internet as a public and open platform for global communications and the decisions they took created an open network, years before the first web page was written. “We would open up the networks at a time when commercial operators were intent on keeping their systems as isolated islands,” says founder Mitra. By 1992, A...

Feminist Tech Exchange in Uruguay
Feminist Tech Exchange in Uruguay 11 June 2010

This activity is co-organised with Cotidiano Mujer and Young Feminists’Network in the South Cone

APC starts research into spectrum regulation in Brazil, India, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa
APC starts research into spectrum regulation in Brazil, India, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa 25 May 2010

Every thirty months the amount of information that can be transmitted over a wireless internet connection has the potential to double. Wireless could be the way to provide affordable broadband to millions of people currently living with poor connectivity. However the policy and regulation related to spectrum is often inefficient, secretive and ill-informed. APC’s new research will examine how...

Third regional Latin American and the Caribbean preparatory meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
Third regional Latin American and the Caribbean preparatory meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 25 May 2010

APC, the NUPEF Institute, and the Regional Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) are pleased to announce the Third Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which will take place on 3-5 August 2010 in the city of Quito, Ecuador.

A feminist tech exchange in Congo
A feminist tech exchange in Congo 12 May 2010 APC

For four days from March 31, fifteen women gathered at the Feminist Tech Exchange in the Brazzaville (Congo) Digital Campus. Participants and trainers alike came from human and women’s rights organisations, the media and politics to learn more about how to use technology to end violence against women and girls. APC member Azur Développement was involved in putting on the event which tal...

1990-2010: APC celebrates twenty years networking online for social change
1990-2010: APC celebrates twenty years networking online for social change 03 May 2010 APC

APC, the world’s longest-running network, celebrates our 20th anniversary in May 2010. Twenty years networking online for social justice and sustainable development. Send your message and memories (you must be logged in to send a message, you can also comment on other posts). Share old photos and videos with us (you can tag them “APC” and don’t forget to add descriptions so we ...

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