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Another online world is possible but only if governments and civil society work hand-in-hand GENEVA, Switzerland 12 December 2003 By APCNews

Carlos Afonso, Director of Planning at APC member in Brazil, RITS (Rede de Informações para o Terceiro Setor – Information Network for the Third Sector) left government delegates clear during his speech on behalf of civil society at the Plenary Session of the World Summit on the Information...

Frustrated by UN summit, civil society presents its own declaration Geneva, Switzerland 12 December 2003 By APCNews

At a conference this afternoon, civil society representatives presented an ‘alternative’ declaration to the official Declaration expected to be approved by the world’s governments tomorrow at the final day of the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva. The civil society...

Winners of the  APC/GKP Gender and ICT Awards announced in Geneva
Winners of the APC/GKP Gender and ICT Awards announced in Geneva 12 December 2003 By APC WNSP

The Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) held the Awards Ceremony for the winners of the awards for gender, youth, media and poverty reduction. During the Awards Ceremony, APC executive director, Anriette Esterhuysen, and Women’s Programme coordinator, Chat Garcia Ramilo, announced the winners o...

Philippine ICT policy framework checked against WSIS yardstick
Philippine ICT policy framework checked against WSIS yardstick 12 December 2003 By FMA

Several issues which civil society has been advocating in WSIS negotiations are not adequately addressed in the current ICT policy framework of the Philippine government. This was the general observation that surfaced in a workshop which the Foundation for Media Alternatives organized to open up di...

Communication at War, Communication for Peace: A session at the  World Forum on Communication Rights
Communication at War, Communication for Peace: A session at the World Forum on Communication Rights 12 December 2003 By APCNews

The first victim of war is the truth, so goes the old proverb. At a conference yesterday in the World Forum on Communication Rights, a parallel forum to the official World Summit on the Information Society, speakers from the United States, Colombia, and a Kenyan technologist working in Rwanda took u...

Back to the future
Back to the future 11 December 2003 By IPS

Back to the future
Back to the future 11 December 2003 By IPS

After postponing the decision on management of the internet, WSIS negotiators have put the digital fund on hold. Will the idea for a digital fund end its life gathering dust on a bureaucrat’s shelf? That’s the question many delegates must be asking themselves after Tuesday’s press ...

INTERVIEW - Seán Ó Siochrú: Media Anarchy - Media Governance
INTERVIEW - Seán Ó Siochrú: Media Anarchy - Media Governance 11 December 2003 By IPS

Seán Ó Siochrú is a researcher, writer and activist in media and communication. As a director of Nexus Research Cooperative in Dublin, he works for international agencies in information and communication technologies. A founder of the Platform for Communication Rights, he has been actively involv...

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