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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.

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...

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...

The Summit Begins
The Summit Begins 11 December 2003 By RITS

Today, December 10th at 14:00, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) officially began – after a preparatory process that was longer that foreseen, due to difficulty in reaching a consensus on the Declaration of Principles and the Action Plan, the final documents to be discussed and sa...

APC Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WSNP) celebrates a decade of empowering women through information and communicatio
APC Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WSNP) celebrates a decade of empowering women through information and communicatio 11 December 2003 By APCNews

GENEVA, 11 December 2003. The APC Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) celebrated ten remarkable years of working to make ICTs accessible to women yesterday at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva. In honour, they hosted a day-long series of panels, workshops and p...

South Korea ICT activists launch online guide to human rights in the information society
South Korea ICT activists launch online guide to human rights in the information society 11 December 2003 By JinboNet

APC member in South Korea, Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet’ launched an online guide to human rights in the Information society on December 10th, 2003, the 55th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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...

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 ...

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

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