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Secure computing, online communications workshop for Asia MANILA, Philippines 20 June 2005 By Nina Somera

As civil society organizations increasingly use personal computers and online communication tools, they are becoming prone to ever-advancing threats ranging from malware (viruses, spyware or adware, spam, phishing), to digital surveillance and interception, and even the seizure of equipment. Develop...

In the Philippines, civil society joins a new information society round MANILA, Philippines 19 June 2005 By Nina Somera

APC members in the Philippines, the Foundation for Media Alternatives, took the lead in a consultative workshop on the national leg of the information society summit. While welcoming the workshop, it also spoke out to voice concern that the first national summit of May 2004 had not been taken serio...

SANGONeT takes a closer look at the WSIS
SANGONeT takes a closer look at the WSIS 08 June 2005 By SANGONeT

Local content; community broadcasting; freedom of expression, diversity and pluralism; financing the digital divide; education and ICT literacy; and gender and ICTs — what role should these issues play at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)? In South Africa, a June-end 2005 meet...

Kenyan youths take on net skills
Kenyan youths take on net skills 31 May 2005 By BBC News

"A project offering business skills to impoverished Kenyan youths has been recognised with a prestigious award. Computer and software skills play a key part of the training," says the BBC in this report on the APC Hafkin Prize winner just announced on May 26.

THE WINNER OF THE APC AFRICA HAFKIN COMMUNICATIONS PRIZE 2004-5: Global Education Partnership - Wundanyi, Kenya
THE WINNER OF THE APC AFRICA HAFKIN COMMUNICATIONS PRIZE 2004-5: Global Education Partnership - Wundanyi, Kenya 26 May 2005 By APC

For young people living in poverty in coastal Kenya, surfing the internet and learning how to use computers make most sense when these skills mean better economic opportunities and work-readiness. In recognition of this, APC announced on May 26 that the winner of the APC Africa Hafkin Communication...

From India, hackers look at another freedom... to collaborate
From India, hackers look at another freedom... to collaborate 25 May 2005 By APCNews

Free software offers various ‘freedoms’. But in India, enthusiasts are working on a new one — the freedom to build bridges to potential partners from half-way across the globe, and facing similar developmental concerns or challenges.

FOSS in Upper Egypt:  virgin territory
FOSS in Upper Egypt: virgin territory 24 May 2005 By APCNews

APC members in Cairo, ArabDev (http://www.arabdev.org) is taking Free and Open Source Software to the disadvantaged south of Egypt. Students ask "who and how" made the software programmes. When shown a long list of names, they ask, "All these?" Thinking of programmers as normal people, not maste...

GEM sparkles  among IT4D practitioners in Cairo
GEM sparkles among IT4D practitioners in Cairo 24 May 2005 By APC WNSP

Where does gender intersect with information and communication technologies (ICTs)? Such issues are far less theoretical and abstract than they first seem, if you go by how participants responded at a Cairo workshop on a methodology called GEM. A report from APC WNSP.

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