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US Authorities Seize IMC Servers in the UK LONDON, 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...

Massive victory at WIPO! 05 October 2004

For years now, progressive groups have been trying to get the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization to start thinking about ways of promoting creativity and development instead of just IP — to get the organization to see that its raison d’etre is a better world, and that st...

The first “free software” workshop run for women by women in the world? Southern African women do it!
The first “free software” workshop run for women by women in the world? Southern African women do it! 01 October 2004 By APC-Africa-Women

Splicing cables, partitioning hard drives, developing technology plans and sharing stories of activism set the scene for a lively and full first Southern African Development Community Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) workshop to be held. And as far as we know, the first FOSS workshop for women i...

African journalists trained in how to communicate securely online
African journalists trained in how to communicate securely online 30 September 2004 By APCNews and Toni Eliasz

Online security and privacy should be of concern to anyone who uses the internet. But for journalists and human rights organisations operating under repressive political conditions or in situations of conflict, online security can become a matter of life or death. The challenge is to gather, protect...

Neighbourhood telecentres in Argentina’s second city to ensure women and girls make full use of technology
Neighbourhood telecentres in Argentina’s second city to ensure women and girls make full use of technology 30 September 2004 By APC WNSP

Report from an awareness-raising workshop held in Rosario, Argentina to introduce local social activists to GEM – the APC’s gender evaluation methodology tool for ICT initiatives.

South African policy activist becomes APC's new Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager
South African policy activist becomes APC's new Communications and Information Policy Programme Manager 30 September 2004 By APCNews

Willie Currie joined APC as our policy programme manager in early September. Currently based in New York, from 1999-2002 Willie was a councillor with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the South African Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SATRA). In the mid ...

NEW APC MEMBER: South Asian network “Bytes for All” joins APC
NEW APC MEMBER: South Asian network “Bytes for All” joins APC 30 September 2004 By APCNews

South Asia has 23% of the world’s population but less than 1% of the internet users. Bytes for All a Southern Asian network promoting ICT for development has just become APC’s newest member. Bytes for All is active throughout South Asia with volunteers from numerous countries including India, Pa...

Communications rights activists from across Asia plan actions and solidarity
Communications rights activists from across Asia plan actions and solidarity 30 September 2004 By FMA

A workshop held in Manila focused on pressing communication rights issues in the Asian region including attacks on freedom of expression and independent media. Activists issued a statement in support of a Thai colleague present who returned home to face a million-dollar lawsuit for speaking out in t...

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