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Making it easier to build online information communities using APC’s free software: APC ActionApps MONTVIDEO, Uruguay 05 January 2004 By APCNews

APC ActionApps allows anyone to publish online without knowing any programming or learning specialised software. It’s a content management system design specifically for progressive organisations. And because it is being developed and adopted all over the world APC ActionApps software is availabl...

The World Summit on the Information Society: a general overview (December 2003) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 30 December 2003 By APCNews

APC takes you through the main events in the run-up to the first World Summit on the Information Society phase in Geneva 2003 from the perspective of civil society representatives.

UN summit pledges net for all
UN summit pledges net for all 23 December 2003 By BBC Online

A UN summit designed to shrink the technology gap between rich and poor nations has ended with agreement on lofty principles, but no commitments to practical measures.

A privacy threat to WSIS participants is exposed
A privacy threat to WSIS participants is exposed 18 December 2003 By Alberto Escudero-Pascual

An international group of independent researchers attending the Word Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has revealed important technical and legal flaws, relating to data protection and privacy, in the security system used to control access to the UN Summit. The system not only fails to guaran...

New beginners' handbook aims to get more people involved in ICT policy
New beginners' handbook aims to get more people involved in ICT policy 18 December 2003 By APCNews

"How information and communication policy is decided today will shape the future of contemporary societies," says APC in a new book presented at last week’s World Summit on the Information Society.

An interview with the editor of "ICT Policy: A Beginner's Handbook"
An interview with the editor of "ICT Policy: A Beginner's Handbook" 18 December 2003 By APCNews

APCNews asked the editor of APC’s new book "ICT Policy: A Beginner’s Handbook" Chris Nicol to comment briefly on motivation behind the handbook which was published in December.

Thousands of newspapers critical of next WSIS host are removed from 'information society' summit
Thousands of newspapers critical of next WSIS host are removed from 'information society' summit 17 December 2003 By APCNews

APC’s partner IPS (InterPress Service) sent a letter of complaint to the Secretary General of the ITU (organisers of last week’s World Summit on the Information Society) following the removal of many hundreds of their independent newspapers, Terra Viva, by Tunisians trying to suppress cr...

Another online world is possible but only if governments and civil society work hand-in-hand
Another online world is possible but only if governments and civil society work hand-in-hand 12 December 2003 By APCNews

Carlos Afonso, Director of Planning at APC member in Brazil, RITS (Rede de Informações para o Terceiro Setor – Information Network for the Third Sector) left government delegates clear during his speech on behalf of civil society at the Plenary Session of the World Summit on the Information...

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