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APC Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WSNP) celebrates a decade of empowering women through information and communicatio GENEVA, Switzerland 11 December 2003 By APCNews

GENEVA, 11 December 2003. The APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) celebrated ten remarkable years of working to make ICTs accessible to women yesterday at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva. In honour, they hosted a day-long series of panels, workshops and p...

The Summit Begins GENEVA, Switzerland 11 December 2003 By RITS

Today, December 10th at 14:00, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) officially began – after a preparatory process that was longer that foreseen, due to difficulty in reaching a consensus on the Declaration of Principles and the Action Plan, the final documents to be discussed and sa...

Civil Society Addresses Issues for the World Summit on the Information Society
Civil Society Addresses Issues for the World Summit on the Information Society 10 December 2003 By ENAWA

The WSIS Civil Society Plenary unanimously adopted the Civil Society Declaration to the World Summit on the Information Society this week. The document “Shaping Information Societies for Human Needs” sets a landmark in the type of consensus-building that envisions the priorities to which civil s...

Digital Dilemma
Digital Dilemma 10 December 2003 By IPS

The squabbling over whether industrialised countries should help pay for technology infrastructure in the South continues to deflect attention from the potential of ICTs in development. Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade, who is pushing for the creation of a fund to help developing countries bridge...

Who Should Master the Domains?
Who Should Master the Domains? 10 December 2003 By IPS

As the WSIS opens, the international community finds it self drawn into the debate over whether the Internet’s core infrastructurethe domains should remain managed by industry or be taken over by governments, via the United Nations.

World Summit on the Information Society - Geneva 10-12 December 2003: Onsite coverage from IPS
World Summit on the Information Society - Geneva 10-12 December 2003: Onsite coverage from IPS 10 December 2003

Stories in English and French from the IPS news agency and InfoSud agence de presse about media, communication and technology. During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) this website will carry daily, electronic versions of the TerraViva Conference newspaper from Geneva.

APC at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
APC at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 05 December 2003 By APCNews

Policy decisions being made today will impact on the peoples of the world’s ability and potential to use ICTs as tools in their work tomorrow. At the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held December 10-12 in Geneva – governments will sign a declaration t...

Launch of Brazil's first Observatory of Public Policies on Infoinclusion
Launch of Brazil's first Observatory of Public Policies on Infoinclusion 03 December 2003 By RITS

APC’s member in Brazil, RITS, set up the OPPI site as a web-based tool for monitoring, analyzing and undertaking projects and policies which contribute to infoinclusion, as well as covering other issues related to democratization of ICTs in Brazil.

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