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"WSIS will enlighten my people" --Tunisian activist declares PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil 26 January 2005 By Dafne Plou, APC for Les Penelopes

Sihem Bensedrine, from OLPEC (National Council for Tunisian Freedom) believes that holding the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), in her country in November 2005, will help Tunisian people realise the importance of their right to communicate. It will also encourage w...

What is APC up to at the V World Social Forum? MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 25 January 2005 By APCNews

APC will be participating in a number of meetings at this fifth annual gathering of social movements, NGOs, and progressive groups who believe that “another world is possible”. On Thursday January 27th we are offering a workshop on “Networking for change and empowerment: building a gender and ...

Creating new means of communication
Creating new means of communication 25 January 2005 By Dafne Plou, APC for Les Penelopes

Presenters at the First World Forum on Information and Communication, discussed the possibilities of creating new methods of communication that are inclusive and have the potential of breaking down well-estalished communication patterns linked to the market and media corporations.

World Social Forum: Open Systems for Open Politics
World Social Forum: Open Systems for Open Politics 25 January 2005

The World Social Forum has open information systems in place to go with an open political ethos. All of about 1,000 computers at the forum are using free software. The official website has been developed for the first time in ‘php,’ an open source language. A new translation system is al...

Lwati: the monthly e-newsletter of the Southern African Non-Governmental Organisation Network
Lwati: the monthly e-newsletter of the Southern African Non-Governmental Organisation Network 23 January 2005

The new year presents everyone at SANGONeT with a number of fresh and exciting challenges and opportunities, starting with the first SANGONeT "ICTs for Civil Society" conference and exhibition which will be held from 1-3 March 2005 in Fourways, Johannesburg. Read about this and other important plans...

NGOs, searching long for alternatives, find flavour in alt.software
NGOs, searching long for alternatives, find flavour in alt.software 21 January 2005 By Frederick Noronha

For an sector that talks of alternatives, the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or voluntary sector stays surprisingly aloof from one significant alternative that has really worked — free software. But there are stirrings to bridge this huge chasm. In end-January, India’s technology ...

Computer Aid International in Southern Africa
Computer Aid International in Southern Africa 19 January 2005 By Computer Aid International

Beginning a process of regionalisation APC member Computer Aid International opened its Southern Africa Regional offfice in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new Computer Aid office will support existing and future partners in Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Sou...

Computer donations for non-profit organizations: uncovering a fraud
Computer donations for non-profit organizations: uncovering a fraud 26 December 2004 By APCNews

Those of us who use internet as a work tool are used to encountering spam messages (unsolicited email) with million dollar businesses, magic solutions or attractive prizes. All of which are of dubious origin, and therefore untrustworthy. What had not yet occurred, at least in Bulgaria, was for these...

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