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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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Ambitious online catalogue maps civil society issues in the Czech Republic and Slovakia PRAGUE, Czech Republic 20 November 2003 By 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 TORONTO, Canada 11 November 2003 By 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 By 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 By 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 ...

APC’s Latest Annual Report: Strategic use of ICTs by civil society and engaging civil society in ICT policy
APC’s Latest Annual Report: Strategic use of ICTs by civil society and engaging civil society in ICT policy 06 October 2003 By APCNews

In the course of 2002 APC focused its energies primarily in two areas – strategic use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by civil society and engaging civil society in ICT policy processes. The use of ICTs by civil society has been central to APC since our founding and we h...

WSIS Prepcom III: The CRIS Verdict
WSIS Prepcom III: The CRIS Verdict 03 October 2003 By CRIS

After months of hard work and negotiations, the CRIS campaign can see some light at the end of a long, dark, eighteen months long WSIS tunnel. Paragraph 4 of the Draft Declaration reads: “Communication is a fundamental social process, a basic human need and the foundation of all social organisati...