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ICTs for Grassroots: Women from South Asia
ICTs for Grassroots: Women from South Asia 01 April 2005 Maud Hand

Like bright flowers in a grey space, the grassroots women of India livened up February’s Prepcom proceedings and it wasn’t just their stylish saris that did the trick. Undaunted by the suits and officialdom of Geneva’s UN machinery, these Indian representatives vigorously demonstrated the value of ICTs in their working lives and made a cogent case for finances to build more equitable ICT infrastructures in developing countries like India. Over chappatis and chi, they shared their storie...

Pangea, Spain: Celebrating much more than 10 years!
Pangea, Spain: Celebrating much more than 10 years! 07 March 2005

Spanish APC member, Pangea, has been at the service of the community of people and organisations that work for social change for more than a decade. It has dedicated itself to this by facilitating communication through e-mail and conferences, internet and web connections. On 9 March 2005 Pangea will commemorate this with a special conference attended, as distinguished guests, by Julian Casabuenas (Colnodo) and Dafne Plou (APC Women’s Networking Support Programme). It all began in earl...

What can Creative Commons and open content do for Africa?
What can Creative Commons and open content do for Africa? 01 March 2005 Heather Ford

Creative Commons could be a very useful initiative in West Africa, but there are a number of challenges that need to be taken into consideration before we will see any significant African participation in the global movement. This was the general consensus of participants at a workshop held by the APC in collaboration with the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Accra, Ghana at the begin...

WSIS Update: APC research on developing country participation during PrepCom-2
WSIS Update: APC research on developing country participation during PrepCom-2 15 February 2005 APCNews

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is undertaking a major study of developing country participation in the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This study builds on the analysis of developing country involvement in information and communication technologies (ICT) decision making in the ‘Louder Voices’ report, published in 2002, and o...

Media Trade Monitor reports from UNESCO meeting
Media Trade Monitor reports from UNESCO meeting 04 February 2005 Sasha Costanza-Chock

Government delegates are meeting in Paris, from January 31 to February 12th, to negotiate the near-final text of the proposed UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity. The Convention is meant to protect each country’s ability to make media and cultural policy that favors cultural diversity – for example, strong support for public service, nonprofit, and community media; local owne...

What do communication rights mean to people on the ground when they are denied them?
What do communication rights mean to people on the ground when they are denied them? 27 January 2005 APCNews

In an age of increasing concentration of the media in fewer hands, governments working hand in hand with private companies to get their messages onto the front page, state paranoia and growing surveillance, groups and individuals are coming together to build a new communications agenda focused on equality, dignity, diversity and justice. What do communication rights mean to people on the gro...

What is APC up to at the V World Social Forum?
What is APC up to at the V World Social Forum? 25 January 2005 APCNews

APC will be one of thousands of organisations and individuals from 119 countries present in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre for the fifth annual gathering of social movements, NGOs, and progressive groups who believe that “another world is possible”. APC and a number of APC members (including RITS from Brazil, ITeM from Uruguay, and Jinbonet from South Korea) will be present a...

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