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CINSA - A new network of community technology projects in Southern Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 28 April 2004 By SANGONeT

The Community Information Network for Southern Africa (CINSA) aims to build a sustainable network of community ICT projects in the 14 SADC member states Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zam...

Conference on ICTs in the service of good governance, democratic practice and development for rural women in Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 28 April 2004 By Women'sNet

Held just outside Johannesburg, the conference brought together about fifty participants from women’s organisations, government officials, and gender and development practitioners and researchers, involved in gender and information and communication (ICT) projects and initiatives tasked with f...

Tea and internet security advice come in the same cup at recent Hungarian green meeting
Tea and internet security advice come in the same cup at recent Hungarian green meeting 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
No computers means no alternatives for victims of domestic violence in 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...

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