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WSIS Update: APC reports on recent and upcoming meetings on internet governance and the financing of ICTs in developing countrie LONDON, UK 30 September 2004 By APC

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process continues and two issues on which governments were unable to reach consensus during the first phase in 2003- ‘internet governance’ and ‘financing mechanisms’- are under the microscope. Last month saw the first open co...

WSIS Update: APC reports on recent and upcoming meetings on internet governance and the financing of ICTs in developing countrie LONDON,UK 30 September 2004 By APCNews

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process continues and two issues on which governments were unable to reach consensus during the first phase in 2003- ‘internet governance’ and ‘financing mechanisms’- are under the microscope. Last month saw the first open co...

European Forum on Communication Rights to precede European Social Forum
European Forum on Communication Rights to precede European Social Forum 29 September 2004 By APCNews

Following the successful World Forum on Communications Rights held in Geneva in December, communications activists including the APC aim to bring together those working at different levels on communication rights – from grass roots activists working on practical projects and street level campa...

Highway Africa 2004 - Building the information society
Highway Africa 2004 - Building the information society 16 September 2004 By APCNews

Highway Africa is the world’s largest conference for African journalists. This year’s three-day meeting called "Media making the information society" is attended by more than 350 people. The information and communication technology (ICT) focus will provide a platform for journalists to l...

Partnership will provide 1000s of low-cost computers for development work in dry lands of East Africa
Partnership will provide 1000s of low-cost computers for development work in dry lands of East Africa 10 September 2004 By http://www.computeraid.org/

APC members ALIN-EA and Computer Aid have come together in order to extend low cost PCs to not-for-profit community development groups working in the rural dry lands across East Africa. The partnership has already shipped 450 fully refurbished Pentium II and Pentium III computers to Nairobi for dis...

The Zitt Geeks - Young Nigerians turn to computing to improve their job prospects
The Zitt Geeks - Young Nigerians turn to computing to improve their job prospects 02 September 2004 By Karen Higgs for APCNews

The Fantsuam Foundation provides refurbished computers to civil society organisations and partners, runs computer training centres and offers the only internet connection for hundreds of miles around in rural Nigeria. All this in Kafanchan State where electricity is often unavailable and innovators ...

ALERT: Bulgarian government ignores impact assessment in rush to build nuclear power plant
ALERT: Bulgarian government ignores impact assessment in rush to build nuclear power plant 31 August 2004

Bulgarian environmental organisations have formed a coalition protesting the planned construction of a second nuclear power plant in Bulgaria. “The government has already announced that the decision for constructing the plant is made despite the fact that the public hearings and an environmental i...

Catalysing a Gender and ICT Advocacy Movement: First APC women’s programme policy conference for change and empowerment
Catalysing a Gender and ICT Advocacy Movement: First APC women’s programme policy conference for change and empowerment 31 August 2004 By APC WNSP

“We are constantly urged to make the case for gender and ICT,” said Karen Banks, former coordinator of the APC Women’s Networking Support Programme in her opening address to the APC WNSP’s first gender and ICT policy conference, “ICT policy makers, funders, governments and even civil socie...

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