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HackMeeting 2008
HackMeeting 2008 25 September 2008

The HackMeeting is a participatory meeting in which the organizer/attendee dichotomy vanishes in the need of auto-organizing the meeting collectively. We assume the HM to be a network of self-organised activities (workshops, talks, panels, exhibitions, posters, etc.) that we have called nodes. Any person is allowed to coordinate, present or spread a node in the HM: JOIN THE NETWORK.

World’s largest non-profit supplier of refurbished computers launches campaign for action against toxic trade
World’s largest non-profit supplier of refurbished computers launches campaign for action against toxic trade 23 September 2008

APC member Computer Aid is urging the UK government to take action against the illegal dumping of e-waste (computers, hard drives, cd roms, etc.) in countries such as Ghana, Nigeria and China. It is calling on the government to provide adequate funding for the Environment Agency to effectively police and prevent e-waste from being exported to the developing world. The campaign also targets commercial traders that are abusing re-use and recycling initiatives and computer manufacturers that ar...

New vision for computing in Africa: APC member Computer Aid featured in the BBC
New vision for computing in Africa: APC member Computer Aid featured in the BBC 23 September 2008

APC member Computer Aid has recently caught the BBC’s attention with its adaptive technologies in Kenya. The BBC’s Click covered Computer Aid’s new focus on making computers and their programmes available to everyone, including people who cannot see. You can read a the full BBC article, which examines how Computer Aid is helping Kenyans change their lives, and the challenges involved.

Why the internet’s future depends on the greens
Why the internet’s future depends on the greens 10 September 2008 Pavel P Antonov

Smelled like a revolutionary spirit around Popinci, central Bulgaria, when residents and activists raised barricades around their village. They believed that a planned gold mining project in the nearby hills would harm the environment and their health. They demanded it to be cancelled. The villagers’ impulsive action has put the project on hold for the last three years. But this, or any other...

Breaking stereotypes about women, girls and technology in the Czech Republic
Breaking stereotypes about women, girls and technology in the Czech Republic 14 August 2008 Lenka Simerska

Taking control of technology for women’s advocacy took a different tack in the Czech Republic, where APC WNSP Europe introduced the project “Women into IT” to challenge stereotypes around women and ICTs and attract more women into the IT field.

EU directive paints alternative ISPs black
EU directive paints alternative ISPs black 03 August 2008 maxigas

Stencil for German campaign against the EU Directive on data retention. Licence: CreativeCommons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0A European Union directive on data retention is set to be implemented in all member states from 2009, requiring all telecom providers to hold on to your email’s destination, the subject line and the sending time. European internet service providers are r...

Making e-government accessible in Croatia
Making e-government accessible in Croatia 30 July 2008 AL

In late 2007 ZaMirNET organised a national workshop with representatives of government agencies, academia and the business sector to exchange information about current e-government initiatives, as part of the Inclusive e-Government Network project. The Croatian government has been investing significant resources in the development of various e-services, and ZaMirNET wanted to point out the lack...

Participatory videos for NGOs and volunteers in Italy
Participatory videos for NGOs and volunteers in Italy 30 July 2008 APC

Cine Kinè During 2007, Kinè ran a “Show! Your Story” workshop on audiovisual communication for national associations working in international solidarity and cooperation. Trained by Italian filmmakers and producers, the participants learned how to think about their subjects from a cinematic perspective and translate their stories into videos, documentaries and audiovisuals for social deve...

Data Retention on the Internet: Challenges for small, alternative and citizen-based Internet Service Providers
Data Retention on the Internet: Challenges for small, alternative and citizen-based Internet Service Providers 29 July 2008

A one-day conference for international experts, academics, activists, technology professionals (and possibly EU/EP representatives) to share knowledge on the current state and practices of data retention across Europe

A 'Marshall Plan' for Ukraine
A 'Marshall Plan' for Ukraine 25 July 2008 Terry Hallman

I’ve just discovered APC after many years of advocacy for ICT for development.

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