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Positioning for second summit phase has begun GERMANY 20 March 2004

The structure as well as the struggles for the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) summit process are slowly becoming clearer. One thing is clear: It will be more complex than the first round, as it has to deal with many more loose ends. WSIS 2003 only had to deliver t...

GESAC, SCD, FUST, XPTO … and digital inclusion? RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil 03 March 2004 By Carlos Afonso

Carlos Afonso, director of planning at RITS APC’s Brazilian member organisation outlines the digital inclusion opportunities and initiatives carried out in Brazil so far, from the successful ones to the dismal failures. According to Afonso, despite the flurry of acronyms being thrown around, B...

Update:  on the CRIS Campaign
Update: on the CRIS Campaign 24 February 2004

After the excesses of Christmas and New Year, the CRIS Campaign in their own words has been very quiet in the early part of 2004. However, the team is back with an update on the First World Forum on Communication Rights held in Geneva in December, plans for CRIS for 2004 and an invitation for local ...

Failure and Success at the WSIS: Civil Society's next moves
Failure and Success at the WSIS: Civil Society's next moves 24 February 2004

The depth of disappointment with the formal outcome of the World Summit on the Information Society cannot be fully explained by reference to the usual process of summit attrition, governments horse-trading down to the lowest common denominator.

No more back-room deals for .br (Brazil)
No more back-room deals for .br (Brazil) 19 February 2004 By APCNews

There’s a new openness since the Lula government came to power at the beginning of 2003 and began working hand-in-hand with Brazilian civil society to change the way the internet is being governed in Brazil. It’s been announced that the committee which handles all Brazilian-registered website ad...

ItrainOnline News: New modules
ItrainOnline News: New modules 10 February 2004 By APCNews

The ItrainOnline partnership has recently released nine new Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK) units on the following topics: open source software; OpenOffice.org; radio browsing; reporting on HIV/AIDS; and older and refurbished computers. All materials are available on the ItrainOnline site. Go and fi...

APC ActionApps is one of the top 10 open source tools for e-Activism
APC ActionApps is one of the top 10 open source tools for e-Activism 07 February 2004 By APCNews

APC’s free content management system designed specifically for progressive organisations to publish news automatically and share content at the click of a button has been nominated one of the best open source software tools that can be used by activists to spread the message and promote interactio...

Wealth of information about Romanian  non-government organisations goes online
Wealth of information about Romanian non-government organisations goes online 07 February 2004 By CENTRAS

CENTRAS in collaboration with APC member, the Strawberrynet Foundation, has launched the first tri-language database of non-governmental organisations in Romania", RO_NGO.

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