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Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE)
Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE) 05 March 2008

JCAFE aims to support the growth of civic activities on the internet by providing instruction and assistance in the use of information strategies and internet technology. JCAFE also aims to support the promotion and protection of the voices of the people on the internet. These goals are key to the future success of civic activities online. JCAFE has been supporting non-governmental organisations in their use of the internet since 1993. It offers a variety of consulting and other services to N...

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet
Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet 05 March 2008

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1998 in South Korea. "Jinbo" means "progressive" in Korean. Jinbonet aims to support the growth of civil society activity and communication by providing network services such as web hosting, email, blogs and mailing lists to civil society organisations, trade unions, individuals and progressive projects. Jinbonet is also an advocate for human rights in the information society, especially the rights to commu...

EngageMedia
EngageMedia 23 February 2008

EngageMedia is a media, technology and culture organisation focused on the strategic use of video to address critical social and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

Foundation for Media Alternatives
Foundation for Media Alternatives 18 December 2007

Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) is a non-profit NGO in the Philippines seeking to democratise information and communication systems and resources for citizens and communities. Since its formation in 1987, FMA has sought to enhance the popularisation of development-oriented issues and campaigns through media-related interventions, social communications projects, and cultural work. Since ...

Member Travel Fund (MTF)
Member Travel Fund (MTF) 17 December 2007

The APC Member Travel Fund MTF travel fund (formally known as the CIPP travel fund) was established in March 2005 to facilitate member participation in events that are relevant to the APC strategic priorities.

GenARDIS
GenARDIS 10 December 2007

The Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund was developed in 2002 to support work on gender-related issues in ICTs for agricultural and rural development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific regions. In 2008, the third round of small grants was issued, and projects are currently being implemented.

Information in Khmer about women's issues becomes available on the internet
Information in Khmer about women's issues becomes available on the internet 24 October 2007 KONG Sidaroth

The Open Institute – a Cambodian NGO – launched a Khmer language web portal on October 24 2007. It will give non-profits, the government, and other organisations working on women’s issues in Cambodia easy access to legislation and latest developments related to women’s issues.

In Himalayan Nepal: Where language can propel FOSS
In Himalayan Nepal: Where language can propel FOSS 16 October 2007 Frederick Noronha for APCNews

NepaLinux, an initiative to create a localised GNU/Linux distribution in the Nepali language, has been chosen as a joint-winner of the first APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize, by an international jury. APC-member BytesForAll co-founder and journalist Frederick “FN” Noronha interviews NepaLinux’s Bal Krishna Bal, who explains the project’s relevance to FOSS local language computing solu...

It is not just a question of bread vs. radios: Community radio in India
It is not just a question of bread vs. radios: Community radio in India 09 October 2007 Frederick Noronha

Other voices: The struggle for community radio in India, by two University of Hyderabad scholars, has just been published by Sage. BytesForAll’s Frederick Noronha interviews the authors of the book: Vinod Pavarala, Professor of Communication and Dean of the Sarojini Naidu School of Communication, University of Hyderabad, and Dr Kanchan K Malik, a lecturer at the university.

Cambodia: KhmerOS to have a social impact
Cambodia: KhmerOS to have a social impact 04 October 2007 Javier Sola

The goal of the KhmerOS project is to produce the basic computer technology necessary for Cambodia to enter the age of technology. The requirements for this technology are clear: It must be in Khmer (Cambodian) language, sustainable, and well adapted to the socio-economic situation of the country. Cambodia not being a profitable market for software companies, the only option left to undertake t...

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