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This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in. 

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Training on free and open source software for NGOs MANILA, Philippines 24 November 2004 By Foundation for Media Alternatives

The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), together with key free and open source software (FOSS) advocates in the country organized a training-workshop for Philippine non-government organizations (NGOs). Held on 28-29 October 2004 and attended by 30 participants from 18 organizations, the learnin...

Local content, local people, local languages: ICTs used to promote exchange of indigenous knowledge NAIROBI, Kenya 23 November 2004 By ALIN-EA

Arid Lands Information Network – Eastern Africa (ALIN-EA) has successfully completed a one-year pilot phase of the Open Knowledge Network (OKN) East Africa project. OKN is a global initiative linking marginalized communities and facilitating information sharing through Information Communications T...

NGO.ZA, ICT Services for Civil Society
NGO.ZA, ICT Services for Civil Society 23 November 2004 By SANGONeT

APCmember SANGONeT launched a new joint venture, called NGO.ZA. The overall aim of NGO.ZA is to meet and respond to the South African NGO sector’s connectivity, hardware and e-business infrastructure requirements, and as a result, transform the information and communication technologies (ICT) ...

Peace-building in Croatia through community technology centres
Peace-building in Croatia through community technology centres 22 November 2004 By ZaMirNET

Telecentres in rural Croatia run by APC member ZaMirNET don’t just provide training facilities. They’re also bringing together neighbours of different ethnicities. “During the computer course, we were socialising with other nationalities. We were all in the same position of learning ne...

Canadian technology wizards adapt APC software so that Inuit can publish online
Canadian technology wizards adapt APC software so that Inuit can publish online 01 November 2004 By Web Networks

APC member in Canada, Web Networks, has integrated APC’s free software ActionApps with a number of other applications to come up with a first – the ability to easily view Inukititut (a Canadian Aboriginal language) online, as well as giving Inuit abilities to easily publish online in the...

News feeds direct to your desktop from APC
News feeds direct to your desktop from APC 01 November 2004 By APCNews

Using RSS technology, it’s now possible to get news headlines from APC and APC member websites direct to your desktop. News feeds available cover a rich variety of civil society concerns –from the environment in Bulgaria, to human rights in Spain, to peace campaigning in the USA, to monitoring a...

New website: APC Africa ICT Policy Monitor
New website: APC Africa ICT Policy Monitor 27 October 2004 By APCNews

What we want is an information society based on social justice and human rights. That’s only going to happen if the people affected by the policies get involved in their development. Collecting indispensable documentation since 2001, the new look ‘Africa Monitor’ just launched on October 28 ha...

US Authorities Seize IMC Servers in the UK
US Authorities Seize IMC Servers in the UK 10 October 2004

Thursday morning, US authorities issued a federal order to Rackspace ordering them to hand over Indymedia web servers to the FBI. Rackspace, which provides hosting services for more that 20 Indymedia sites at its London facility, complied and turned over the requested servers, effectively removing t...

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