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Communications rights activists from across Asia plan actions and solidarity
Communications rights activists from across Asia plan actions and solidarity 30 September 2004 FMA

APC member in the Philippines, the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), together with Bread for All (Switzerland), the World Alliance for Christian Communication (WACC) and the Communication Rights in the Information Society (CRIS) Campaign recently organized a workshop entitled “Communication Rights: An Asian Solidarity Towards a Regional Agenda for Articulation and Action”. Seen as an offshoot of the Bangkok leg of the World Summit in the Information Society (WSIS) preparatory act...

WSIS Update: APC reports on recent and upcoming meetings on internet governance and the financing of ICTs in developing countrie
WSIS Update: APC reports on recent and upcoming meetings on internet governance and the financing of ICTs in developing countrie 30 September 2004 APC

The Geneva phase of the WSIS (December 2003) produced a political declaration and plan of action which was adopted by governments and intended to guide the Tunis ‘implementation’ phase of the WSIS (November 2005). There were two issues on which governments were unable to reach consensus – ‘internet governance’ and ‘financing mechanisms’. In both cases, Kofi Annan the UN Secretary General has been asked to form task forces to carry out reviews and a...

European Forum on Communication Rights to precede European Social Forum
European Forum on Communication Rights to precede European Social Forum 29 September 2004 APCNews

Following the successful World Forum on Communications Rights held in Geneva in December, communications activists including the APC aim to bring together those working at different levels on communication rights – from grass roots activists working on practical projects and street level campaigns, to those engaged in lobbying and advocacy, to researchers and academics for a European Foru...

1000 Brazilian communities in areas of extreme poverty to get telecentres
1000 Brazilian communities in areas of extreme poverty to get telecentres 30 July 2004 RITS

New partners mean that RITS APC member in Rio de Janeiro is drawing up a blue-print for the set-up and operation of 1000 telecentres in municipalities situated in areas of extreme poverty throughout Brazil. This follows RITS’ experience working with the government in Brazil’s largest city to establish over a 100 free public internet access points in marginalised neighbourhoods. RI...

Briefing papers towards Tunis 2005
Briefing papers towards Tunis 2005 30 July 2004 ITeM

In January 2002 the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) convened a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in order to improve access by all countries to information, knowledge and communication technologies to promote development. The first stage of the summit took place in Geneva, from 10-12 December 2003, and the second will take place in Tunis next November 16-18, 2005. Key ...

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