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Communications rights activists from across Asia plan actions and solidarity MANILA, Philippines 30 September 2004 By FMA

A workshop held in Manila focused on pressing communication rights issues in the Asian region including attacks on freedom of expression and independent media. Activists issued a statement in support of a Thai colleague present who returned home to face a million-dollar lawsuit for speaking out in t...

Youth network in Colombian capital puts young people in touch with their communities BOGOTA, Colombia 30 September 2004 By Colnodo

“I learned a lot and changed my way of thinking not only about computers and the internet, but about working for the community”. “I didn’t just learn to write and upload news to a website, I learned about leadership and how to build projects.” “In the RIJ we are bringing about positive c...

Resistance in Hungary to EU proposals on software patenting
Resistance in Hungary to EU proposals on software patenting 30 September 2004 By Green Spider

A crowd of about four hundred turned out to demonstrate against proposed European software patents legislation. It was the first "geeky", free-software related demonstration in Hungary said APC member Green Spider, organised by groups not typically used to leaving their computer screens to get their...

Resistance in Hungary to EU proposals on software patenting
Resistance in Hungary to EU proposals on software patenting 30 September 2004 By APCNews

A crowd of about four hundred turned out to demonstrate against proposed European software patents legislation. It was the first "geeky", free-software related demonstration in Hungary said APC member Green Spider, organised by groups not typically used to leaving their computer screens to get their...

WSIS Update: APC reports on recent and upcoming meetings on internet governance and the financing of ICTs in developing countrie
WSIS Update: APC reports on recent and upcoming meetings on internet governance and the financing of ICTs in developing countrie 30 September 2004 By APC

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process continues and two issues on which governments were unable to reach consensus during the first phase in 2003- ‘internet governance’ and ‘financing mechanisms’- are under the microscope. Last month saw the first open co...

WSIS Update: APC reports on recent and upcoming meetings on internet governance and the financing of ICTs in developing countrie
WSIS Update: APC reports on recent and upcoming meetings on internet governance and the financing of ICTs in developing countrie 30 September 2004 By APCNews

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process continues and two issues on which governments were unable to reach consensus during the first phase in 2003- ‘internet governance’ and ‘financing mechanisms’- are under the microscope. Last month saw the first open co...

European Forum on Communication Rights to precede European Social Forum
European Forum on Communication Rights to precede European Social Forum 29 September 2004 By APCNews

Following the successful World Forum on Communications Rights held in Geneva in December, communications activists including the APC aim to bring together those working at different levels on communication rights – from grass roots activists working on practical projects and street level campa...

Highway Africa 2004 - Building the information society
Highway Africa 2004 - Building the information society 16 September 2004 By APCNews

Highway Africa is the world’s largest conference for African journalists. This year’s three-day meeting called "Media making the information society" is attended by more than 350 people. The information and communication technology (ICT) focus will provide a platform for journalists to l...

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