Strategic use of the internet

Another big 'Big Brother' in Korean cyberspace: the internet real-name system
Another big 'Big Brother' in Korean cyberspace: the internet real-name system 11 November 2005 Kim Jeong-woo (PatchA)

South Korea’s Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) officially announced on September 12, the that it would introduce the internet real-name system as a counter-measure against problems of cyber violence and start a legislative process regarding this system. But this move — seen by some as a form of pre-censorship — has brought in resistance and concern.

Podcast Primer, a simple way of getting started
Podcast Primer, a simple way of getting started 11 November 2005 Andrew Garton

This is a quick and dirty guide to Podcasting… in short, how to hear ours and other Podcasts with the minimum of fuss. It was written the other day, as we were finding quite a few people who knew about Podcasting, but didn’t really find a simple way to get onto it. This was published on our independent publishing label, Secession’s web site and RSS feed. Hope this helps…

Summitry and strategies: taking a close and critical look at Tunis 2005
Summitry and strategies: taking a close and critical look at Tunis 2005 26 October 2005 Karen Banks

In November 2005, the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will meet for the last time in Tunis. APC’s WSIS coordinator Karen Banks points out that in its five year history, the summit has failed to redress the North-South "digital divide". Consensus at WSIS has been elusive: the private and public sectors hold diametrically opposing views on issues such as...

Showcasing innovation at the grassroots, the Betinho Prize
Showcasing innovation at the grassroots, the Betinho Prize 01 October 2005 Fausto Rêgo

The Betinho prize has launched its fourth edition, and entries are being accepted till mid-October 2005. Once more, this is to benefit initiatives which make use of the internet or other information and communication technologies (ICTs) to get results that make the crucial difference. This year’s subject is "community connectivity projects for economic development".

Fighting heat, dust and the digital divide: unusual ideas from Nigeria
Fighting heat, dust and the digital divide: unusual ideas from Nigeria 28 August 2005 APCNews

What do you do when challenged with difficult conditions that make your computer repeatedly crash in rural, tropical conditions? Fantsuam Foundation of Nigeria simply converted this into an opportunity. Computers in wooden boxes, minus spinning disks that get clogged in dust and crash in high temperatures, and desktops that consume a fraction of power other computers need are some of their solu...

Computer Aid crosses 50,000 mark, scours for new partners
Computer Aid crosses 50,000 mark, scours for new partners 28 August 2005 APCNews

Being the world’s "largest non-profit supplier of computers" to the South may not rake in the millions; but APC member Computer Aid International’s chief executive Tony Roberts believes it saves millions.

APC members in Africa look at 'technology planning for non-profits'
APC members in Africa look at 'technology planning for non-profits' 21 August 2005 Sally-Jean Shackleton

Two APC members in Africa — Women’sNet and Ungana Africa — have shared resources and skills to work in the area of technology planning for non-profits. They are shortly expected to share their work with other APC members.The process aims to enable organisations to make better-informed decisions about technology, and thus promote their organization’s mission and objectives throug...

Update: When cyberspace goes to Amazonia...
Update: When cyberspace goes to Amazonia... 03 August 2005 Rits

What happens when wireless, Free Software and the internet reaches the Amazon? APC’s member in Brazil, RITS, gives an update of their project in Pará, a territory covered mostly by jungle, and the Amazon Rainforest.

Australia, South Korea join hands on iCommons project
Australia, South Korea join hands on iCommons project 01 August 2005

Producer and artistic director Andrew Garton of APC´s Australian member organisation has left for Seoul, for work on a joint Creative Commons project. Over two weeks, he plans a "fairly daily blog from Seoul".

Latino networkers connect up at Venezuela
Latino networkers connect up at Venezuela 28 July 2005 APCNews

Travelling down seven tracks, an estimated 220 participants from Latin America and the Caribbean take the fast-road to picking up essential tech skills that promise to make it easier for the region to communicate with less hiccups, and help build the much-needed not-for-profit networks and content-sharing links that serves the people of this continent.

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