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Farmers and local government in rural Peru use free APC software
Farmers and local government in rural Peru use free APC software 29 January 2004 APCNews

CEPES, one of APC’s newest members, has trained participants in a rural-urban information service to set up a portal and exchange agricultural information from six telecentres in a remote area of the northern Peruvian sierras. A replication of the course is being organised for staff at the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture’s offices in the same region. The technology of choice is APC’s free software, APC ActionApps.

Choike at the WSF
Choike at the WSF 17 January 2004 Ann

Reports and news on the fourth edition of the World Social Forum, which had its venue for the first time in Asia. This year the Forum, held in Mumbai, focused on imperialist globalization, religious sectarianism, identity politics and fundamentalism, castes, racism and social exclusion, patriarchy and militarization.

Idlelo - First African Conference on Digital Commons
Idlelo - First African Conference on Digital Commons 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, education, business and civil society together with the developer community.

Women's Electronic Network Training Workshop in India
Women's Electronic Network Training Workshop in India 06 January 2004 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 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 available in English, Spanish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Japanese and German. Find out more ab...

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 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 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.

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 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.

A privacy threat to WSIS participants is exposed
A privacy threat to WSIS participants is exposed 18 December 2003 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 guarantee the promised high levels of security but also introduces the ery real possibility of constan...

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 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.

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