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Metamorphosis Foundation
Metamorphosis Foundation 19 December 2007

Metamorphosis Foundation is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit foundation based in Skopje, Macedonia. Its main goals are the development of democracy and prosperity by promoting a knowledge-based economy and information society. The main activities of the organisation include lobbying and advocacy in order to make the social and legal environment more conducive to ICT development; educational and informative efforts, including basic and advanced training and raising of public awarene...

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.

GreenNet
GreenNet 09 October 2007

GreenNet has been supporting communities networking for peace, the environment, gender equality and social justice, through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), for over 30 years. It works as a collective with an ethical working style, providing internet access, email web hosting and web design for its client base, largely made up of UK civil society organisations and a...

Greening IT event: Europe’s way to an environmentally sustainable information society
Greening IT event: Europe’s way to an environmentally sustainable information society 05 October 2007 Pavel Antonov

Individual activists and organisations are invited to join an online discussion on the potential of information technology for environmental sustainability. APC, BlueLink Bulgaria, and Ekoforum Serbia will produce a live online talk show from Belgrade in partnership with the UNECE Aarhus Convention Secretariat as a side event to the Sixth Ministerial “Environment for Europe” Conference.

Central and East European online environmentalism targeted
Central and East European online environmentalism targeted 13 September 2007 Pavel P Antonov

Fidanka and Eoin McGrath, a family soon expecting their first child, spent two of the hottest August days in a quite unusual way – having a friendly talk with police officials. The family life was disturbed abruptly this summer, when the two were called in by the local unit of the Bulgarian secret service.

Bloggers intimidated as wave of environmental protests hits Bulgaria
Bloggers intimidated as wave of environmental protests hits Bulgaria 17 July 2007 APC

The Bulgarian police has called in bloggers and pressured them to stop writing about the recent wave of environmental protests that has swept across the country in the recent weeks. While the issue is hot in Bulgaria and broadly covered by the Bulgarian press, I thought it would be important to share it with the APC community and request your support.

NEW REPORT from APC monitors political will to make the information revolution reality for all
NEW REPORT from APC monitors political will to make the information revolution reality for all 23 May 2007 APCNews

A new watchdog report from APC and the Third World Institute monitoring promises made by governments and the United Nations to ensure that information technology is used to benefit millions of people, was launched in Geneva on May 22. Studies of the ICT policy situation in twenty-two countries from four regions are featured: Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria,...

Bulgaria: Local and international freedom of expression networks turn up the heat
Bulgaria: Local and international freedom of expression networks turn up the heat 22 May 2007 FD for APCNews

Amendments to Bulgaria’s Access to Public Information Act were passed by the National Assembly at the first reading. Many of the proposed changes breach established international standards on the right to information and appear specifically designed to hinder access to public records.

Metamorphosis, a think and do tank
Metamorphosis, a think and do tank 09 May 2007 FD for APCNews

Metamorphosis is a think and do tank from Macedonia, gathering experts and activists devoted to the development of an information society, which we see as crucial element in bettering people’s lives. Most of the people currently involved rely on a background in the IT industry and the NGO sector, but in general, we favour an interdisciplinary approach and broad involvement of stakeholders. AP...

ZaMirNET joins a Croatian free software cluster
ZaMirNET joins a Croatian free software cluster 02 April 2007 FN for APCNews

The APC member in Croatia, ZaMirNET, has joined an industrial cluster working on free and open source software. Read part one (of two) of this new adventure which might help transform Croatia’s software sector. The full interview in part two reveals the specific role ZaMirNET will play in the still-in-formation economic network.

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