Strategic use of the internet

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 through its use.

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.

Chakula, focussing on WIPO and the 'Development Agenda'
Chakula, focussing on WIPO and the 'Development Agenda' 26 July 2005

Issues highlighted in the latest Chakula newsletter, dated July 2005 focus on the World Intellectual Property Organisation and its ‘Development Agenda’. Chakula traces the background to calls for reforms at WIPO, outlines the key issues of the proposal for the establishment of a ‘‘Development Agenda’’ for the organisation, and the developments so far after a series of meet...

Online petition calls on Thailand's Shin Corp to drop libel suit
Online petition calls on Thailand's Shin Corp to drop libel suit 26 July 2005 WACC

What happens when popular media takes on the political class? In Thailand, it resulted in a $10 million civil suit, and a criminal libel suit, slapped on the young lady-campaigner who leads that country’s campaign for popular media reform. You can add your voice to an online campaign gaining momentum and drawing support from some prominent global campaigners.

Take on development agenda, NGOs urge WIPO
Take on development agenda, NGOs urge WIPO 19 July 2005

Non-governmental organisations from across the globe have come out in support of a proposal submitted by the Group of Friends of Development (FoD) for a development agenda at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)." Some 99 organisations (at the time of writing) have supported the demand.

Europe says 'no' to software patents for now, campaigning CSOs glad
Europe says 'no' to software patents for now, campaigning CSOs glad 12 July 2005 Green Spider Foundation

European parliament has reject the plan to allow software patents. This is being seen as providing a "breathing space for new initiatives based on all the knowledge gained during the last five years".

Europe's software patents threatens free speech in an information society
Europe's software patents threatens free speech in an information society 30 June 2005 Peter Somogyi

By a (legal) sleight of hand, the European Parliament 2003 vote against software patents has been effectively overturned, allowing monopoly control over the critical tools of an ‘information society’. This threatens both the free and unhindered access to information, and even free speech.

New cultural commons between Korea and Australia
New cultural commons between Korea and Australia 30 June 2005 Andrew Garton

Synesthesia Urbania is a collaborative audio/visual public performance integrating mobile devices, a multilingual multimedia online workspace (moblog), collective copyright licensing and a custom 3D performance engine. Participants from Seoul will encounter those from Melbourne in this innovatively-charted out event.

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