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World Summit on the Information Society - Geneva 10-12 December 2003: Onsite coverage from IPS
World Summit on the Information Society - Geneva 10-12 December 2003: Onsite coverage from IPS 10 December 2003

Stories in English and French from the IPS news agency and InfoSud agence de presse about media, communication and technology. During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) this website will carry daily, electronic versions of the TerraViva Conference newspaper from Geneva.

APC at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
APC at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 05 December 2003 APCNews

Policy decisions being made today will impact on the peoples of the world’s ability and potential to use ICTs as tools in their work tomorrow. At the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held December 10-12 in Geneva – governments will sign a declaration that will enhance or hinder access to ICTs for the vast majority of the world’s population. APC has been actively participating in the WSIS process and helping others get involved by producing...

APC face-to-face in Cartagena: Networking and Advocacy for Communications Rights
APC face-to-face in Cartagena: Networking and Advocacy for Communications Rights 26 November 2003 APCNews

The meeting theme was inspired in APC action areas and the preparatory work for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to take place in Geneva in December. Participants were APC members from around the world, ICT and ICT policy experts, trainers, local partners and the other representatives from the APC community who took part in intensive training on ICT policy. In addition, APC me...

One year weaving webs for Argentinian communications activists
One year weaving webs for Argentinian communications activists 26 November 2003 APCNews

On October 19th, APC member in Rosario, Argentina celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of their community information portal Enredando. "Enredando" means "I’m part of a network" as well as "weaving a web". In addition, TAU has recently been honoured by their city government – their networking and ICT activities have been declared ‘of municipal interest’ in an official decree. ...

Peruvian agricultural activists, CEPES, become member of APC
Peruvian agricultural activists, CEPES, become member of APC 25 November 2003 APCNews

CEPES is a registered non-profit based in Lima, Peru which serves the economic and social development needs of campesinos and small farmers. CEPES’ most significant current project is a local development project in a coastal valley the Chancay-Huaral near Lima. The project will eventually directly benefit 6,000 subsistence farmers through the implementation and operation of a local online agr...

Open Forum of Cambodia, Asian ICT pioneer, joins the APC
Open Forum of Cambodia, Asian ICT pioneer, joins the APC 25 November 2003 APCNews

The Open Forum of Cambodia established the first connection to the internet from Cambodia in 1994 and has played a pioneering role in ICT in Cambodia ever since. They have developed tools to allow Cambodians to use their native Khmer script which in unique in Asia in e-mail and mailing lists and to read Khmer-language web pages which automatically download the Khmer font for Cambodian readers. ...

ICTs for development in the Arab World: ArabDev joins APC
ICTs for development in the Arab World: ArabDev joins APC 25 November 2003 APCNews

ArabDev is a non-profit based in Cairo, Egypt dedicated to spreading information and communication technology (ICT) knowledge and skills among poor communities in Egypt, particularly women and youth. ArabDev aims to help these communities find better livelihood opportunities, through improved access to information and its use in skill development as well as small and micro-enterprises. ArabDev ...

Unimondo, Italian non-profit media network, joins APC
Unimondo, Italian non-profit media network, joins APC 25 November 2003 APCNews

Unimondo is an independent non-profit media network based in Padua, Northern Italy and founded in 1998. Unimondo’s more than 300 partners most of which are small to medium non-profit organisations from the centre-north of Italy include environmental organisations, international solidarity NGOs, peace groups, women associations, and human rights advocacy campaigns. "Unimondo wants to be an AP...

Ambitious online catalogue maps civil society issues in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Ambitious online catalogue maps civil society issues in the Czech Republic and Slovakia 20 November 2003 Karel Novotny

At the beginning of October, Econnect launched a long-awaited internet project called "Kormidlo" – a directory-type comprehensive information source on the civic society sector, how it works, activities and topics of interest.

THE WINNERS OF THE APC BETINHO COMMUNICATIONS PRIZE 2003: Recognising people-centred technology initiatives in LAC
THE WINNERS OF THE APC BETINHO COMMUNICATIONS PRIZE 2003: Recognising people-centred technology initiatives in LAC 03 November 2003 APCNews

At a ceremony held in Colombia last night, APC announced the winners of the 2003 Betinho Prize – three remarkable information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives that are improving the lives of people and communities in Latin America. The Betinho Prize winners in 2003 are: -ICTs as Tools of Sustainable Development in the Cotahuasi Basin, Peru -Indigenous Information Network (R...

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