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Ten radio and television stations suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Ten radio and television stations suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo 14 November 2006 APC

Delegates to the Amarc9 conference in Amman, Jordan supported the condemnation of the broadcast suspensions in the DRC. Over 150 delegates signed the petition. (AMARC/IFEX) – AMARC condemns in the strongest terms the broadcast suspensions carried out against Kinshasa-based Radio Réveil FM, along with six other radio stations and three television channels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The decision was taken by the media regulatory agency (Haute Autorité des Médias, HAM) on 8 No...

Amplifying women's voices - we need to turn up the sound
Amplifying women's voices - we need to turn up the sound 12 November 2006 APC

Mavic Cabrera-Balleza from IWTC opened the second day of the AMARC conference which focuses on amplifying women’s voices for gender equality…with the good news coming first. Mavic Cabrera-Balleza from IWTC opened the second day of the AMARC conference which focuses on amplifying women’s voices for gender equality. With the good news coming first – the election of women presidents in Chile (Michelle Bachelet) and Liberia (Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Head of the UN General As...

Open source Campaign in Schools of Nepal
Open source Campaign in Schools of Nepal 08 November 2006 APC

In the present context of Nepal, excluding the government offices and huge financial institutions, more than 90% of the PC’s run pirated version of Microsoft Windows. Despite the persuasion and the creation of awareness, as long as the piracy continues it will always be difficult for the users to switch to Open Source alternatives such as Linux. The major reasons behind it are the cost and th...

Highways, roads, and byways
Highways, roads, and byways 02 November 2006 APC

There are many different dimensions of access and the IGF panel here in Athens certainly touched on many of them… from access for people with disability, for people that are not literate, access for scientists and researchers. There are many different dimensions of access and the IGF panel here in Athens certainly touched on many of them… from access for people with disability, for ...

Piracy, FLOSS, peer production, new models, innovation... a voice at the IGF
Piracy, FLOSS, peer production, new models, innovation... a voice at the IGF 01 November 2006 APC

Of all the many bytes emerging out of Athens and the IGF, this one made the most sense to me: Piracy creates jobs, but [Free Software and] Open Source and Open Standards create opportunity, create entrepreneurs. And I think that’s the challenge for the IGF as well, how to look at it is a public interest forum, the Internet is a public space, and how can we facilitate maximum sharing, m...

Equal Access on the Web
Equal Access on the Web 01 November 2006 APC

The workshop held on 1st of November under title Equal Access on the Web at the first Internet Governance Forum in Greece reminded us that as one of the panelists pointed out, IS stands not only for Information Society but for Inclusive Society as well. Panelist Shadi Abou-Zahra of the World Wide Web Consortium – W3C provided an introduction to the issue of accessibility of web sites for ...

IGF... who's saying what
IGF... who's saying what 28 October 2006 APC

Everyone talks, but no-one listens…. Spam, multilingualism, cybercrime, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, freedom of expression, human rights, interconnection …. The Internet is one of the most powerful inventions of the digital age…. Given the huge impact of the Internet on our daily lives, states must remain the ultimate guarantors of our Internet rights and freed...

Open spectrum, same struggle for open access?
Open spectrum, same struggle for open access? 27 October 2006 APC

Interestingly enough, being present at the first Communication for Development (C4D, in NGO slang) conference in Rome gives me some insights for the upcoming Internet Governance Forum, a space where the future is supposed to be discussed. Interestingly enough, being present at the first Communication for Development (C4D, in NGO slang) conference in Rome gives me some insights for the upcoming ...

The IGF in figures...
The IGF in figures... 26 October 2006 APC

PressZoom which describes itself as the “global news service and press release distribution” network, has these figures about the Internet Governance Forum, which begins in Athens, Greece from October 30. Participants: 1200. Main sessions: eight (focussing on the Internet’s openness, security, diversity and access). Workshops: 30 (held in parallel to the main sessions, focusing ...

Getting set... for the launch of the IGF
Getting set... for the launch of the IGF 22 October 2006 APC

The Internet Governance Forum‘s inaugural meet is at Athens, Greece from October 30 to November 2, 2006. My Association for Progressive Communications colleagues Frédéric Dubois and Analia Lavin will be there. To get to the background of what this is all about check this Wikipedia page. It has links to the mandate of the IGF, its structure and functions, its history, its analysis, its...

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