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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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Idlelo - First African Conference on Digital Commons Cape Town, South Africa 16 January 2004

The conference addressed the challenges and opportunities of the creation and use of free / open source software and open content and their development potential for Africa. The conference had both strategic and practical objectives, as it sought to bring together participants from government, educa...

Women's Electronic Network Training Workshop in India MUMBAI, India 06 January 2004 By APC WNSP

Nineteen women from all over India participated in the Women’s Electronic Network Training Workshop in India (WENT-IN) where they trained in planning effective web-based information services, and in using online communication tools to advance their networking and advocacy work.

Making it easier to build online information communities using APC’s free software: APC ActionApps
Making it easier to build online information communities using APC’s free software: APC ActionApps 05 January 2004 By APCNews

APC ActionApps allows anyone to publish online without knowing any programming or learning specialised software. It’s a content management system design specifically for progressive organisations. And because it is being developed and adopted all over the world APC ActionApps software is availabl...

The World Summit on the Information Society: a general overview (December 2003)
The World Summit on the Information Society: a general overview (December 2003) 30 December 2003 By APCNews

APC takes you through the main events in the run-up to the first World Summit on the Information Society phase in Geneva 2003 from the perspective of civil society representatives.

UN summit pledges net for all
UN summit pledges net for all 23 December 2003 By BBC Online

A UN summit designed to shrink the technology gap between rich and poor nations has ended with agreement on lofty principles, but no commitments to practical measures.

A privacy threat to WSIS participants is exposed
A privacy threat to WSIS participants is exposed 18 December 2003 By Alberto Escudero-Pascual

An international group of independent researchers attending the Word Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has revealed important technical and legal flaws, relating to data protection and privacy, in the security system used to control access to the UN Summit. The system not only fails to guaran...

New beginners' handbook aims to get more people involved in ICT policy
New beginners' handbook aims to get more people involved in ICT policy 18 December 2003 By APCNews

"How information and communication policy is decided today will shape the future of contemporary societies," says APC in a new book presented at last week’s World Summit on the Information Society.

An interview with the editor of "ICT Policy: A Beginner's Handbook"
An interview with the editor of "ICT Policy: A Beginner's Handbook" 18 December 2003 By APCNews

APCNews asked the editor of APC’s new book "ICT Policy: A Beginner’s Handbook" Chris Nicol to comment briefly on motivation behind the handbook which was published in December.

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