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Tea and internet security advice come in the same cup at recent Hungarian green meeting BUDAPEST, Hungary 28 April 2004 By APCNews

Once again, at the Annual Meeting of Hungarian Green Non-profits (OT2004) APC member Green Spider offered herbal teas and sound internet access, training and advice to participants. Raising awareness of environmental contamination and in support of free software, Green Spider collected up visitors&#...

No computers means no alternatives for victims of domestic violence in Egypt CAIRO, Egypt 26 April 2004 By ArabDev

Local traditions in Upper Egypt prevent battered women from seeking refuge in shelters so getting training and finding a job is often the only way out of a violent family home. APC member, ArabDev, has carried out a survey to identify the skills needed for potential employment and a training project...

We will not obey the Internet Real Name Law
We will not obey the Internet Real Name Law 23 April 2004

A new law passed in the South Korean parliament on March 9 requires internet media and press websites to verify the names and identification numbers of all visitors who post messages on bulletin boards or chat rooms and even personal websites regarding political elections. Civil society groups, incl...

APC elected to the executive committee of the Global Knowledge Partnership
APC elected to the executive committee of the Global Knowledge Partnership 23 April 2004 By APCNews

The Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) is an international multistakeholder network committed to harnessing the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable and equitable development. Within the GKP framework, governments, civil society groups, donor agencies, priva...

Business planning for e-networks links Central Europe with the Balkans
Business planning for e-networks links Central Europe with the Balkans 22 April 2004 By APCNews

A Mission-Driven Business Planning workshop for environmental civil society online networks in the Balkans in February was attended by APC members from the Balkans and six fledgling electronic networking initiatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo/a, Macedonia, and Serbia and M...

Elections in South Africa from a women's perspective
Elections in South Africa from a women's perspective 18 April 2004 By Women'sNet

South Africa went to the polls for the third time since the end of apartheid in the early 1990s. APC member, Women’sNet, provided analysis and opinions online about the elections and perceptions of men and women. Articles included "The Dreary Dialogue", a report on interchanges between the pol...

Whose “information society”?
Whose “information society”? 02 April 2004 By APCNews

Was WSIS worth it? The general verdict on the recent United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in December 2003 was a thumbs-down. The Summit outcomes were limited after an arduous and expensive process. However, argues Anriette Esterhuysen, APC’s executive director, f...

APC action plan for 2004-2007 in final stages
APC action plan for 2004-2007 in final stages 31 March 2004 By APCNews

The APC executive board and staff met in March for an intensive planning meeting to map out APC’s activities for the next three years. The meeting took place following the definition of strategic priorities for the APC by the 36-member APC council in Cartagena, Colombia last November.

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