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Children hungry for computer training held back by lack of PCs in Upper Egypt CAIRO, Egypt 03 July 2004 By ArabDev

“Learning and working on the computer makes me feel that I am no less than anyone else in the world.” “Everyone should learn how to use a computer, especially the poor.” This is how the children of 4th grade elementary in Abou Korkas, Menia governorate feel about their computer classes but h...

Discussion papers on financing, 'e-strategies' and internet governance support new WSIS phase MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 30 June 2004 By APCNews

The second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) the first-ever UN conference on information and communication has started. Delegates are meeting in Hammamet, Tunisia in the first ‘prepcom’ of phase two, and APC is amongst them. As input to the debate of the issues ...

The Rio Networking for Change and Empowerment Forum - A report from the women's programme
The Rio Networking for Change and Empowerment Forum - A report from the women's programme 30 June 2004 By APC WNSP

In the first week of June, Rio de Janeiro saw a major gathering of gender and ICT advocates from all around the world. Over 40 activists, researchers, members of non-profits, donor agencies, and other institutions, many of whom have been working in gender and ICT for more than a decade, arrived in B...

Conflicts Arise between the Government and Civil Society Organisations Regarding Proposed Privacy Protection Act
Conflicts Arise between the Government and Civil Society Organisations Regarding Proposed Privacy Protection Act 29 June 2004 By Base21

A current government proposal to protect Korean citizens’ personal information assigns the responsibility for ensuring privacy between two government departments – one taking care of information collected by the private sector, and the other, data held by the state. APC member Jinbonet reports t...

The Thethas go to the provinces in South Africa
The Thethas go to the provinces in South Africa 29 June 2004 By SANGONeT

In March 2003 the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) launched Thetha – the SANGONeT ICT Discussion Forum. The forums focus specifically on the ICT challenges facing the CSO sector, highlighting and promoting practical benefits, opportunities and lessons learned to date. Given the success ...

WSIS: Diary reports from civil society from the first preparatory meeting in Tunisia, June 2004
WSIS: Diary reports from civil society from the first preparatory meeting in Tunisia, June 2004 29 June 2004

Collected on the CRIS Campaign site, reports in English and Spanish cover the progress of the first ‘prepcom’ from a civil society perspective of the second phase of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held June 24-26. There are reports covering each day – from Day 1 to Day 4...

APC is lead trainer at first ICT policy for civil society workshop in India
APC is lead trainer at first ICT policy for civil society workshop in India 29 June 2004 By APCNews

A three-day workshop on information and communication technology (ICT) policy in New Delhi in April brought together thirty participants from Indian non-governmental organisations, academics, government officials, representatives from an internet service provider association. APC was invited to be ...

Finding the "GEM" in the haystack - how the women and men are being affected by Africa's ICT revolution
Finding the "GEM" in the haystack - how the women and men are being affected by Africa's ICT revolution 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 ...

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