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Training the trainers, Nodo TAU seeks to surf over Argentinian challenge GOA, India 19 May 2005 By APCNews

Rosario — one of Argentina’s three most-populous cities — sees computer literacy as its citizens’ passport to accessing the job-market. Residents of its western district voted to finance a computer training project, and APC member Nodo TAU was handed the challenge of train...

APC-linked Multimedia Training Kit found "meeting unmet need" GOA, India 12 May 2005 By APCNews

First released two years ago, a toolkit created by a partnership initiative led by UNESCO and coordinated by APC, has been found useful in "meeting a previously unmet need" by 87.4% of users questioned. It focusses on the needs of those working in grass-roots communication and information activit...

In more ways than one, ICTs do help to harm women
In more ways than one, ICTs do help to harm women 10 May 2005 By APCNews

By itself, the internet itself isn’t creating new forms of crimes against women and children. But, it is sure generating powerful new ways and means for these crimes to be perpetrated. Women’s movements are now having to deal with the issue of cyber-stalking, pornography on the interne...

Job opening: Information and content facilitator for the APC Latin American and Caribbean ICT Policy Monitor
Job opening: Information and content facilitator for the APC Latin American and Caribbean ICT Policy Monitor 05 May 2005 By APC

APC is seeking an information and content facilitator to manage APC’s Latin American and Caribbean policy website and newsletter. The successful candidate will be based in the region and work with APC members and other groups and experts on ICT policy issues. Deadline for applications: May 31 2005...

Slovak public WiFi networks seen to be in danger
Slovak public WiFi networks seen to be in danger 05 May 2005 By APCNews Editor

The Slovak Telecommunications Office has published a draft of its new general licence for operating radio devices in the public 2.4 GHz frequency band. But if the wordings of this new policy remain unchanged, it could "effectivelly put ban on thousands of devices around the country", warns the Brat...

New CATIA report: “Absent voices, missed opportunity: the media’s silence on ICT policy issues in six African countries”
New CATIA report: “Absent voices, missed opportunity: the media’s silence on ICT policy issues in six African countries” 15 April 2005 By Highway Africa

“Journalists in the six countries surveyed for this report are lucky to enjoy conditions of media freedom in greater or lesser degrees. But what this study shows is little sign of media deepening its democratic role by becoming a vital link in the processes of public policy with regard to the Afri...

Developers tell us about their favourite ActionApps-based site and the benefits for them of using APC's free software
Developers tell us about their favourite ActionApps-based site and the benefits for them of using APC's free software 15 April 2005 By APCNews

*Oliver Zielke of Web Networks, Canada on AttavikApps, a derivation of ActionApps which allows the Inuit to publish online in their own language. *Jaime Torres of Peru on SIA an agrarian system for Peruvian farmers developed by CEPES in Lima *Sarah Escandor-Tomas on the “Voting Campaign for the Pr...

Building human networks without wires: First community wireless workshop in East Africa
Building human networks without wires: First community wireless workshop in East Africa 13 April 2005 By Anna Feldman

Most internet access relies on the availability of a reliable fixed telephone line and that can be a struggle to find in many parts of rural Africa. Wireless technology can by-pass the fixed-line problem. APC’s Anna Feldman has just returned from a wireless training workshop on Zanzibar where thir...

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