Cultural and linguistic diversity

Web Networks
Web Networks 22 January 2008

Web Networks’ mission is to contribute to building a self-reliant online community based on non-profit enterprise, cooperation and mutual aid which can support, maintain and defend principles of social responsibility, ecology and economic justice. To these ends, Web Networks provides appropriate and innovative communication technology and resources. Web Networks also seeks to foster healthy and productive work environments in non-profit organisations.

Metamorphosis Foundation
Metamorphosis Foundation 19 December 2007

Metamorphosis Foundation is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit foundation based in Skopje, Macedonia. Its main goals are the development of democracy and prosperity by promoting a knowledge-based economy and information society. The main activities of the organisation include lobbying and advocacy in order to make the social and legal environment more conducive to ICT development; educational and informative efforts, including basic and advanced training and raising of public awarene...

Fast track to internet domains in own alphabet
Fast track to internet domains in own alphabet 16 November 2007 APC

The Register reports that certain countries such as China, Russia and Saudi Arabia are on the fast track to net domains that use their own alphabets.

Africa: Steps taken for multilingual internet
Africa: Steps taken for multilingual internet 14 November 2007 APC

An article posted today on the allAfrica.com website reports on the collaborative efforts of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the International Telecommunication Union, and UNESCO to address the multilingualism issue posed by the rapid expansion of the internet.

Free Culture House
Free Culture House 06 November 2007 APC

iCommons announces a new project called the ‘Free Culture House’ project, recognising the growing importance of physical spaces in building the kinds of communities that will spread the global commons. The creative and information commons is by its nature a virtual and intangible thing, and having a physical space where people can learn from and talk to one another, becomes more and more im...

Gender Evaluation Methodology for Internet and ICTs
Gender Evaluation Methodology for Internet and ICTs 18 October 2007

GEM is an evaluation methodology that integrates a gender analysis into evaluations of initiatives that use information and communication technologies for social change. GEM provides a means for determining whether ICTs are worsening or really improving women’s lives and gender relations, as well as for promoting positive change at the individual, institutional, community and broader social l...

National Literacy Award for Canadian APC member Web Networks
National Literacy Award for Canadian APC member Web Networks 11 September 2007 APCNews

APC member in Canada Web Networks announced that its "Tusaalanga" Inuktitut language online learning platform (developed using the open source Drupal system) has received the prestigious national literacy award. Inuktitut is an indigenous language spoken in Candada and other northern territories.

e-Governance in Nepal
e-Governance in Nepal 27 March 2007 APC

Blog for creating awareness in community, government bureaucracy and all concerned about ICT, e-Governance, citizen services, poverty alleviation through ICT and contribute empowering society into knowledge based society

Creative Commons comes to India
Creative Commons comes to India 18 January 2007 APC

Premier technological institute IIT Bombay is to launch the Indian chapter of Creative Commons during its annual Technology Festival of India, later this month (January 2007). The Creative Commons (CC) is a global non-profit working to expand the range of creative work available for others "legally to build upon and share."

“The discussion about diversity must not become diversity”
“The discussion about diversity must not become diversity” 30 November 2006 Kuniomi Shibata

Over the past few years, a considerable number of discussions have been conducted on linguistic diversity in the online world. It has brought with it a controversy, in part due to the fact that the spread of the internet is frequently hailed as a cause for the loss of cultural diversity. At the recent Internet Governance Forum though, much attention was given to the protection of our linguistic...

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