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Finding the "GEM" in the haystack - how the women and men are being affected by Africa's ICT revolution CAPE TOWN, South Africa 29 June 2004 By APC-Africa-Women

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in collaboration with regional network, APC-Africa-Women, and the LINK Center, Wits University, Johannesburg, hosted a pan-African workshop to develop a multi-country action study in Africa to measure how people especially women are making use of ...

ICT policy work at global level sparks local action and collaboration, as civil society-driven policy websites are set up in ten JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 08 June 2004 By APCNews

Ten APC members have created national ICT policy portal websites in their own countries in a joint initiative. The portals which are all uniquely adapted to address each country’s particular situation all use free software that allows content-sharing in different languages and between multiple...

Why did ten APC members from around the world decide it was time to set up ICT policy portals in their countries?
Why did ten APC members from around the world decide it was time to set up ICT policy portals in their countries? 08 June 2004 By APCNews

10 APC members have created national portal websites tracking communications and information related policy in a joint initiative. The portals have been set up in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, the UK a...

Why did ten APC members from around the world decide it was time to set up ICT policy portals in their countries?
Why did ten APC members from around the world decide it was time to set up ICT policy portals in their countries? 07 June 2004 By KH for APCNews

Ten APC members have created national portal websites tracking communications and information related policy in a joint initiative. The portals have been set up in Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, the UK ...

High School Students File Petition Against Fingerprinting Requirements
High School Students File Petition Against Fingerprinting Requirements 25 May 2004

Three high school students announced at a press conference that fingerprinting Korean nationals on their seventeenth birthday in order to obtain their national ID cards is unconstitutional. This is the first time teenagers have filed a constitutional petition against the fingerprinting system, says ...

Korean Government DNA Database Project Lacks Legal Guidelines say Human Rights Organizations
Korean Government DNA Database Project Lacks Legal Guidelines say Human Rights Organizations 22 May 2004

On April 7, 2004, the South Korean police announced the commencement of a project to aid in the search for missing children involving the collection of DNA in a massive database. Samples of the DNA of children presently under government care and the parents of missing children will be collected. Ci...

WSIS: Much to Communicate on the Road to Tunis
WSIS: Much to Communicate on the Road to Tunis 07 May 2004 By IPS

A three-day meeting in Tunis last month sought to prepare the way for the next World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to be held Nov. 16-18 next year. But interest in this development has built up over the past 30 years.

Chakula: Eye on Kenya's "ICT Week"
Chakula: Eye on Kenya's "ICT Week" 04 May 2004 By APCNews

Conference-goers at a major multistakeholder event dedicated to discussing Kenya’s draft ICT policy were outraged to discover that the most recent government draft was ‘confidential’ and only being circulated to a select few. “Efforts to query the government representatives present did not b...

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