Access to information

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 ground, especially when they are denied them? Yesterday, activists from Tunisia, Italy, Paraguay and B...

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...

Computer Aid International in Southern Africa
Computer Aid International in Southern Africa 19 January 2005 Computer Aid International

Beginning a process of regionalisation APC member Computer Aid International in January 2005 opened its Southern Africa Regional offfice in Johannesburg, South Africa. Co-located at the premises of another APC member, Women’sNet, the new Computer Aid office will support existing and future partners in Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, S...

IPLeft launching Korean Open Access Licence
IPLeft launching Korean Open Access Licence 26 December 2004 Jinbonet

IPLeft, a social group for information commons in South Korea since 1999, launched the Korean Open Access Licence (KOAL) in October, 2004. KOAL it’s a newly-introduced model of open access to information in South Korea. Jinbonet, APC member in Seoul, has participated in IPLeft activities to develop this new initiative. As the information and communication technologies (ICTs) are growing and...

"Jambo, OpenOffice!" Launch of Swahili Free and Open Source  Software
"Jambo, OpenOffice!" Launch of Swahili Free and Open Source Software 06 December 2004

As the Father of Tanzania, the late Mwalimu Nyerere will always be remembered by his famous saying: "It can be done; play your part". Today, 4th December 2004, The Open Swahili Localization Project, also known as Kilinux, is proud to announce the first ever release of a free office suite software in Swahili, called "Jambo OpenOffice." Jambo OpenOffice is the Swahili version of OpenOffice.org...

Wireless internet improves market access conditions for farmers in Peru
Wireless internet improves market access conditions for farmers in Peru 26 November 2004 CEPES

The Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales – CEPES (Peruvian Center for Social Studies), an APC member, has worked out a development project named "Agricultural information via internet for Farmers of the Board of Users of the Valley of Chancay – Huaral". The Project intends to benefit, in a direct way, 6,000 poor farmers – the majority of them owners of small properties and hav...

Canadian technology wizards adapt APC software so that Inuit can publish online
Canadian technology wizards adapt APC software so that Inuit can publish online 01 November 2004 Web Networks

New solution puts APC member in Toronto at the forefront of implementing languages on the Web. Users can now surf the Web in Inuktitut on any computer, without extra software or special settings. “Because the syllabics issue is handled by our Web server,” says Oliver Zielke of Web Networks, “the user’s fonts and browser settings don’t matter.” Site maintenance, he says, is...

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