Strategic use of the internet

Local communities in Australia relive history and organise online
Local communities in Australia relive history and organise online 30 August 2004 c2o

APC member c2o and Toy Satellite are very proud to announce the entire rebuild of the Rowville-Lysterfield History Project (RLHP). RLHP is an archive of photos and stories told by the eldest members of the Rowville-Lysterfield community (Victoria, Australia) of their memories of the oldest people they remember when they were children. It is a rich telling of anecdotal histories that would otherwise be lost; of Aboriginal mounted police, the Bunerong and the Wawoorung clans of the Kulin nat...

Soul Beat Africa - Communication for Change
Soul Beat Africa - Communication for Change 30 July 2004 SANGONeT

Soul Beat Africa is looking for information about how individuals and organisations are using communication for change and development in Africa. Across the continent, countless activities are being undertaken to address diverse social issues through communication. Some seek to address the digital divide, others to inform and educate on issues such as HIV/AIDS,rights, economic development, or ...

The Thethas go to the provinces in South Africa
The Thethas go to the provinces in South Africa 29 June 2004 SANGONeT

In March 2003 the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) launched Thetha – the SANGONeT ICT Discussion Forum. This initiative aims to provide civil society organisations (CSOs) with an opportunity to discuss information communication technology (ICT) issues of common concern and to learn from one another’s experiences. The forums focus specifically on the ICT challenges facing the...

First anniversary for Brazilian civil society portal
First anniversary for Brazilian civil society portal 28 April 2004 RITS

‘Citizens Online’ (Cidadania na Internet), a Brazilian civil society information-sharing portal, celebrated one-year online on March 27. A multi-institution project managed by APC member in Brazil, RITS, ‘Citizens online’ started out life with twenty organisations on board. One year later, sixty people and groups work together daily to produce information to strengthen ...

One year weaving webs for Argentinian communications activists
One year weaving webs for Argentinian communications activists 26 November 2003 APCNews

On October 19th, APC member in Rosario, Argentina celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of their community information portal Enredando. "Enredando" means "I’m part of a network" as well as "weaving a web". In addition, TAU has recently been honoured by their city government – their networking and ICT activities have been declared ‘of municipal interest’ in an ...

Ambitious online catalogue maps civil society issues in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Ambitious online catalogue maps civil society issues in the Czech Republic and Slovakia 20 November 2003 Karel Novotny

At the beginning of October, Econnect launched a long-awaited internet project called “Kormidlo” – a directory-type comprehensive information source on the civic society sector, how it works, activities and topics of interest. Kormidlo is attempting to map all internet-based information resources on environment, human rights, culture, social development and aid, and the non...

The community telecentre cookbook for Africa: Recipes for self-sustainability
The community telecentre cookbook for Africa: Recipes for self-sustainability 13 April 2001 Mike Jensen and Anriette Esterhuysen

People living in developing countries are becoming increasingly aware of the powerful role that new information and communication technologies can play to help them in their struggle for education, democracy, and economic and social development. However, with six billion people on the planet and only about 800 million telephone lines, more than half of the world’s population have not yet made...

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