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Egyptian duo among bloggers shortlisted globally
Egyptian duo among bloggers shortlisted globally 31 October 2005 APCNews

Manal and Alaa Bit Bucket — www.manalaa.net — an Egyptian blog set up on March 20, 2004, promoting free expression and human rights, was one of eight finalists chosen for a weblog contest by the German radio station Deutsche Welle. Announcing this, the global media-watchdog group Reporters Without Borders’ internet freedom desk said some of the finalists had been chosen by the group for the "freedom of expression" category. Manal and Alaa have been working with the APC in ...

Franco-Brazil civil society exchange notes
Franco-Brazil civil society exchange notes 19 August 2005 RITS Brazil

When civil society from Brazil and France got together recently, they focussed on exchanging "experiences in digital solidarity". Their mid-July meet in Paris saw them also look at the possibility of cooperation in fields like Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Socialising experiences in the area of digital inclusion, discussing strategies to mobilise civil societies and defending the par...

Update: When cyberspace goes to Amazonia...
Update: When cyberspace goes to Amazonia... 03 August 2005 Rits

From July 1 to 11, a RITS team was again in the interior of Pará, in order to install community internet access points. What happens when wireless, Free Software and the internet reaches the Amazon? APC’s member in Brazil, RITS, gives an update of their project in Pará, a territory covered mostly by jungle, and the Amazon Rainforest. This is an update to the report titled The other sid...

Ungana-Afrika: Doing its bit to counter Africa's 'capacity crisis'
Ungana-Afrika: Doing its bit to counter Africa's 'capacity crisis' 29 June 2005 APCNews

APC’s new member Ungana-Afrika is a non-profit organisation that provides technology support, and helps others initiate technology support programs, within the development community of Southern Africa. Their work includes incubation of ICT capacity building programs, in-house ICT programs, and individual projects. Ungana Afrika executive director Toni Eliasz says the main priority for t...

SANGONeT takes a closer look at the WSIS
SANGONeT takes a closer look at the WSIS 08 June 2005 SANGONeT

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) comprises two phases. The first phase took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 10-12 December 2003, where 175 countries adopted a Declaration of Principles and Plan of Action. The second phase will take place in Tunis, Tunisia, from 16-18 November 2005. During the second phase of WSIS, efforts are being made to put the Plan of Action into moti...

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