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This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in. 

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Open Forum of Cambodia, Asian ICT pioneer, joins the APC JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 25 November 2003 APCNews

The Open Forum of Cambodia established the first connection to the internet from Cambodia in 1994 and has played a pioneering role in ICT in Cambodia ever since. They have developed tools to allow Cambodians to use their native Khmer script which in unique in Asia in e-mail and mailing lists and to...

ICTs for development in the Arab World: ArabDev joins APC JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 25 November 2003 APCNews

ArabDev is a non-profit based in Cairo, Egypt dedicated to spreading information and communication technology (ICT) knowledge and skills among poor communities in Egypt, particularly women and youth. ArabDev aims to help these communities find better livelihood opportunities, through improved acces...

Unimondo, Italian non-profit media network, joins APC
Unimondo, Italian non-profit media network, joins APC 25 November 2003 APCNews

Unimondo is an independent non-profit media network based in Padua, Northern Italy and founded in 1998. In 2003, Unimondo has more than 300 partners, most of which are small to medium non-profit organisations from the centre-north of Italy. They include environmental organisations, international s...

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 inf...

Canadian institute for the blind gets accessible news
Canadian institute for the blind gets accessible news 11 November 2003 Web Networks

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (www.cnib.ca) today launched an innovative service for its members, allowing them to access articles from daily newspapers on the day of publication. The CNIB chose APC member in Toronto, Web Networks, to produce and host their site to ensure newsfeeds w...

THE WINNERS OF THE APC BETINHO COMMUNICATIONS PRIZE 2003: Recognising people-centred technology initiatives in LAC
THE WINNERS OF THE APC BETINHO COMMUNICATIONS PRIZE 2003: Recognising people-centred technology initiatives in LAC 03 November 2003 APCNews

At a ceremony held in Colombia last night, APC announced the winners of the 2003 Betinho Prize – three remarkable information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives that are improving the lives of people and communities in Latin America. The Betinho Prize winners in 2003 are: -ICTs...

A legal opinion of Communications Data Retention in the United Kingdom commissioned by Privacy International questions the legal
A legal opinion of Communications Data Retention in the United Kingdom commissioned by Privacy International questions the legal 17 October 2003 GreenNet

Privacy International reports: "The Opinion, which relates to the EU framework directive on the retention of communications data, has ramifications for ten EU states that have implemented, or are planning to implement, measures to place communications users under blanket surveillance. The UK is in ...