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Utsumi happy over security... despite all
Utsumi happy over security... despite all 15 November 2005 APC

The internet should be more democratic and more international, says the WSIS’ chief organizer. More than 80% of the goals of WSIS have already been achieved, saysITU chief Yoshio Utsumi at his opening press conference for the summit’s currently-underway second phase in Tunisia. He however skipped answering whether ITU has communicated concern to Tunisia’s government regarding the safety of journalists and human rights’ campaigners. Utsumi also announced that over 300 parallel even...

WSIS II: A walking dead
WSIS II: A walking dead 15 November 2005 APC

Ladies and gentlemen this is a pseudo-transcript of the proceedings of the Civil Society press conference held on November 15, 2005 (Tuesday) at 16:30. The second round of WSIS has not even started yet but hearing the pronouncements below one would think that it is already over! (Compiled by maxigas, edited by Frederick Dubois. If Allah is on our side we might have audio and video as well.) Jeanette Hofmann (Member of the German Civil Society Coordination Group): The U.S. is not willing to ...

Obstacles ...and whose security?
Obstacles ...and whose security? 15 November 2005 APC

Took a cab to the Kram Palexbo, where the Summit and IT 4 All exhibition was happening[…] When we finally got to the site, we were stopped 5 times at security checks at every turn of the road and I had to flash my registration card and a big smile to calm the security that I was indeed, a legitimate subject to attend this conference, accredited (somehow) and all. Took a cab to the Kram Pa...

Can more afford ride to cyberspace?
Can more afford ride to cyberspace? 14 November 2005 APC

En route to the promised global village, the information superhighway is plagued by poor access and high fares that the bulk of this planet simply cannot afford. Reducing international internet costs is an important priority, underlined in a set of recommendations from the APC made to the WSIS stresses. En route to the promised global village, the information superhighway is plagued by poor acc...

Flagrant violation of human rights
Flagrant violation of human rights 14 November 2005 APC

Under the incredulous eyes of the participants at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), journalists and human rights defenders were manhandled, insulted, and then violently beaten. APCNews reports from Tunis. Under the incredulous eyes of the participants at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), journalists and human rights defenders were manhandled, insulted, and th...

Don't take pictures@WSIS-Tunis
Don't take pictures@WSIS-Tunis 13 November 2005 APC

Maxigas — a friend from Hungary — and myself had the opportunity to go to the Tunis City Centre last afternoon, just to have a feel of the city and get to know a little more about Tunis. The atmosphere seemed quite festive, and preparations for the WSIS are in full swing. Green plants are being transported in numbers and transplanted on roadsides and important squares, large picture...

Ultimate webmaster, citizens' voice
Ultimate webmaster, citizens' voice 12 November 2005 APC

Might interest you: Inter-Press Service has this story U.S. Fights to Remain the Ultimate Webmaster which says that international efforts to break down the digital barriers facing the world’s poor will backfire if governments fail to work out their differences on the issue of internet governance. Meanwhile, here’s the website for the Citizens’ Summit on the Information Socie...

APC... reflecting the WSIS
APC... reflecting the WSIS 12 November 2005 APC

Some of APC’s plans for reflecting what’s happening at Tunis include its English and Spanish websites and a blog in French. These blogs aim to be a mix of indepth structured articles plus notes and comment from the APC team in Tunis, and anyone else who would like to write. It’s open to the public to post items and comments, subject to posts being relevant to the theme. Some of APC’s p...

Gender voices from Tunis
Gender voices from Tunis 12 November 2005 APC

Here’s some information about GenderIT.org coverage planned for the WSIS at Tunis in mid-November 2005. See details of what’s expected via websites, blogs, RSS feeds and more, to keep cyberspace informed about what’s emerging. Here’s some information about GenderIT.org coverage planned for the WSIS at Tunis in mid-November 2005. See details of what’s expected via ...

Welcome to the APC WSIS blog
Welcome to the APC WSIS blog 08 November 2005 APC

APC will be producing two APCNews/APCNoticias specials direct from WSIS and for the first time, original content in French. Watch our for our trilingual English-Spanish-French blogs! APC will be producing two APCNews/APCNoticias specials direct from WSIS and for the first time, original content in French. Watch our for our trilingual English-Spanish-French blogs! From demo-ing cantennas (low-...

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