Access

The internet in Latin America... from the eyes of its protagonists
The internet in Latin America... from the eyes of its protagonists 21 January 2007 APC

Check this blog by Jose Sorian titled “la historia de Internet en ALC por sus protagonistas” at http://interred.wordpress.com/. Thanks to Adolfo Dunayevich of APC for putting out the link. Some other links on that blog’s blog-roll: Convergencias de gente en la red; LANIC – Historia de Internet en ALC; and recuerdos de la red.

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."

Cheap fibre coming to East Africa
Cheap fibre coming to East Africa 04 December 2006 APC

The Kenyan Government

Critical Issues for National Policy and Advocacy on Open Access
Critical Issues for National Policy and Advocacy on Open Access 17 November 2006 APC

Open Access in the context

Giving voice to the Voiceless!!
Giving voice to the Voiceless!! 16 November 2006 APC

Greetings! Lauren writing from the AMARC 9 World Assembly in Amman,Jordan. It has been a privilege to be present here among the global and regional AMARC family and the many local community radio activists and journalists. I wish to share very good news from the Community Radio sector of India….

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.

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.

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.

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...

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