News

This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in. 

Filters

Topic
Region
Member
Author
Title
Cambodians have access to Khmer-language email software for the first time PHNOM PEN, Cambodia 30 July 2004 By Open Forum of Cambodia

Until now, a native Cambodian has needed to be able to read in a foreign language to be able to send email in Cambodia. Software was not available in Khmer. But APC’s member organisation in Cambodia, the Open Forum, is changing that. The KhmerOS portal, set up earlier this year to bring togeth...

1000 Brazilian communities in areas of extreme poverty to get telecentres RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil 30 July 2004 By RITS

New partners mean that RITS APC member in Rio de Janeiro is drawing up a blue-print for the set-up and operation of 1000 telecentres in municipalities situated in areas of extreme poverty throughout Brazil. This follows RITS’ experience working with the government in Brazil’s largest cit...

Voices that must be heard - RITS reports on the latest round of the information society summit, WSIS
Voices that must be heard - RITS reports on the latest round of the information society summit, WSIS 30 July 2004

"The situation that was created in Hammamet makes it plain that there’s an urgent need to overcome the barrier to participation by organisations from civil society in the South." This is the conclusion of APC member in Brazil, RITS, at the conclusion of the first PrepCom of the second phase of...

Planning director of RITS, Carlos Afonso, takes seat on body which governs .br
Planning director of RITS, Carlos Afonso, takes seat on body which governs .br 30 July 2004

Carlos Afonso of RITS has been elected to the Brazilian committee which manages the internet in Brazil and controls .br. The election results were announced on July 15. He is one of four representatives from civil society. Other sectors represented are the scientific community, the business and tele...

ICT policy set to change – Minister of Information and Communication backs change for the better
ICT policy set to change – Minister of Information and Communication backs change for the better 27 July 2004 By APCNews

Kenya’s new Minister of Information and Communication, Hon. Raphael Tuju, has announced his support for the liberalisation and advancement of ICT policy in Kenya following a week-long ICT policy advocacy workshop in Nairobi organised by APC. The multi-stakeholder workshop – which ran from 19-23 ...

APC at the Americas Social Forum in Quito
APC at the Americas Social Forum in Quito 26 July 2004 By APCNews

The Americas Social Forum 2004 takes place in Quito, Ecuador July 25-30. APC is at the event offering a workshop on ICT policies and gender, as a joint initiative of the LAC ICT Policy Monitor and the Latin American network of the APC Women’s Programme (WNSP), with the support of APC member in Ecu...

Rural Africa Yearning for Internet, Connectivity
Rural Africa Yearning for Internet, Connectivity 26 July 2004

In a few years, an old woman in rural Africa should be able, if all goes according to plan, to connect to the net and communicate with her children in the city. This is what an information and communications technology (ICT) workshop held in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, by APC is seeking to explore. ...

Civil society ICT policy portals: How the ten websites in ten different countries were developed simultaneously
Civil society ICT policy portals: How the ten websites in ten different countries were developed simultaneously 20 July 2004 By APCNews

APC’s Anna Feldman explains the process behind the challenge to set up ten information portals around the world in under six months in a team effort where everyone involved collaborated entirely online.

« Go back