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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 on a review of African participation in the first phase of WSIS which APC undertook last year. The a...

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 ownership requirements; language requirements; dedicated airtime for local films and music; grants and s...

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...

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...

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