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No more back-room deals for .br (Brazil) MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay 19 February 2004 By APCNews

There’s a new openness since the Lula government came to power at the beginning of 2003 and began working hand-in-hand with Brazilian civil society to change the way the internet is being governed in Brazil. It’s been announced that the committee which handles all Brazilian-registered website ad...

ItrainOnline News: New modules SYDNEY, Australia 10 February 2004 By APCNews

The ItrainOnline partnership has recently released nine new Multimedia Training Kit (MMTK) units on the following topics: open source software; OpenOffice.org; radio browsing; reporting on HIV/AIDS; and older and refurbished computers. All materials are available on the ItrainOnline site. Go and fi...

APC ActionApps is one of the top 10 open source tools for e-Activism
APC ActionApps is one of the top 10 open source tools for e-Activism 07 February 2004 By APCNews

APC’s free content management system designed specifically for progressive organisations to publish news automatically and share content at the click of a button has been nominated one of the best open source software tools that can be used by activists to spread the message and promote interactio...

Wealth of information about Romanian  non-government organisations goes online
Wealth of information about Romanian non-government organisations goes online 07 February 2004 By CENTRAS

CENTRAS in collaboration with APC member, the Strawberrynet Foundation, has launched the first tri-language database of non-governmental organisations in Romania", RO_NGO.

Management Committee Elections to be held via the internet, with digital certification
Management Committee Elections to be held via the internet, with digital certification 06 February 2004 By ITI/Abong

The Brazilian government has decided to support this transition to a new internet governance structure for the administration of “.br”. ITI and Abong outline the process which involves elections and the nominations of candidates from civil society, government and the science and technology secto...

Gender Evaluation of ICT projects (GEM) Workshop in Seville, Spain
Gender Evaluation of ICT projects (GEM) Workshop in Seville, Spain 06 February 2004 By APC WNSP

“The Andalusian Institute for Women decided to invite the GEM team after learning about the tool via the website where it is now in English, Portuguese and Spanish,” said Dafne Sabanes Plou, regional coordinator for GEM in Latin America.

New publication: “The Other Side of the Divide” - Voices from Latin American and the Caribbean speak out about the social impact
New publication: “The Other Side of the Divide” - Voices from Latin American and the Caribbean speak out about the social impact 05 February 2004 By APCNews

RedISTIC (Networking on the Social Impact of ICTs) is a coalition made up of groups that work on information society-related issues (communication, knowledge, wisdom, etc.) in Latin American and the Caribbean. The first achievement of RedISTIC is the publication of the book “The Other Side of the ...

APC at the World Social Forum 2004, Mumbai: A Personal Account from APC’s African Policy Coordinator
APC at the World Social Forum 2004, Mumbai: A Personal Account from APC’s African Policy Coordinator 05 February 2004 By APC Africa ICT Policy Monitor

Emmanuel Njenga Njuguna of APC’s Africa ICT Policy Monitor project has been involved in various global policy-making processes on communication rights issues. He gives us his impressions of the World Social Forum as he went to Mumbai to run an ICT Policy for Civil Society’ workshop for Forum par...

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