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Who Should Master the Domains? GENEVA, Switzerland 10 December 2003 By IPS

As the WSIS opens, the international community finds it self drawn into the debate over whether the Internet’s core infrastructurethe domains should remain managed by industry or be taken over by governments, via the United Nations.

World Summit on the Information Society - Geneva 10-12 December 2003: Onsite coverage from IPS GENEVA, Switzerland 10 December 2003

Stories in English and French from the IPS news agency and InfoSud agence de presse about media, communication and technology. During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) this website will carry daily, electronic versions of the TerraViva Conference newspaper from Geneva.

APC at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
APC at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 05 December 2003 By APCNews

Policy decisions being made today will impact on the peoples of the world’s ability and potential to use ICTs as tools in their work tomorrow. At the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held December 10-12 in Geneva – governments will sign a declaration t...

Launch of Brazil's first Observatory of Public Policies on Infoinclusion
Launch of Brazil's first Observatory of Public Policies on Infoinclusion 03 December 2003 By RITS

APC’s member in Brazil, RITS, set up the OPPI site as a web-based tool for monitoring, analyzing and undertaking projects and policies which contribute to infoinclusion, as well as covering other issues related to democratization of ICTs in Brazil.

APC face-to-face in Cartagena: Networking and Advocacy for Communications Rights
APC face-to-face in Cartagena: Networking and Advocacy for Communications Rights 26 November 2003 By APCNews

The meeting theme was inspired in APC action areas and the preparatory work for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to take place in Geneva in December. Participants were APC members from around the world, ICT and ICT policy experts, trainers, local partners and the other representati...

One year weaving webs for Argentinian communications activists
One year weaving webs for Argentinian communications activists 26 November 2003 By APCNews

On October 19th, APC member in Rosario, Argentina celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of their community information portal Enredando. "Enredando" means "I’m part of a network" as well as "weaving a web". In addition, TAU has recently been honoured by their city government – t...

Peruvian agricultural activists, CEPES, become member of APC
Peruvian agricultural activists, CEPES, become member of APC 25 November 2003 By APCNews

CEPES is a registered non-profit based in Lima, Peru which serves the economic and social development needs of campesinos and small farmers. CEPES’ most significant current project is a local development project in a coastal valley the Chancay-Huaral near Lima. The project will eventually directly...

Open Forum of Cambodia, Asian ICT pioneer, joins the APC
Open Forum of Cambodia, Asian ICT pioneer, joins the APC 25 November 2003 By 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 ...

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