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LaborTech 2008 Conference Call For Papers
LaborTech 2008 Conference Call For Papers 04 March 2008 Labornet

LaborTech which holds a semi-annual international labor communication conference has issued a call for paper for the conference which will be held on December 4,5,6&7 at the University of San Francisco in San Francisco.

Institute for Global Communications
Institute for Global Communications 03 March 2008

Beginning in 1987, the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) played a formative role in bringing advanced communications technologies to grassroots organisations worldwide working for peace, human rights, environmental sustainability, women’s rights, conflict resolution and worker rights. Its flagship global computer networks — PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet and AntiRacismNet — became trademark names in the struggle for democratic use of the media and the world...

LaborNet
LaborNet 03 March 2008

LaborNet was founded in 1991 to build a democratic communication network for the labour movement. LaborNet’s directors believe that the new communication technology must be put to use to revitalise and rebuild the labour movement. To that end it has established the first regular labour news web page in the United States of America. LaborNet has continued to work at building up its network, no...

Web Networks
Web Networks 22 January 2008

Web Networks’ mission is to contribute to building a self-reliant online community based on non-profit enterprise, cooperation and mutual aid which can support, maintain and defend principles of social responsibility, ecology and economic justice. To these ends, Web Networks provides appropriate and innovative communication technology and resources. Web Networks also seeks to foster healthy a...

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.

Alternatives
Alternatives 06 November 2007

Alternatives, the Action and Communication Network for International Development, is a Montréal-based non-governmental organisation. Founded in 1994, Alternatives works to promote justice and equality among individuals and communities located in the North and the South. Active in over 35 countries, Alternatives supports local, community-based initiatives working towards the greater economic, s...

Free Geek has been keeping the needy nerdy for seven full years
Free Geek has been keeping the needy nerdy for seven full years 16 October 2007 Frederick Noronha for APCNews

Contribute your work, and get a computer! That’s the option offered by the Portland,Oregon-based Free Geek. They have been "helping the needy get nerdy since the beginning of the third millennium”. In recognition of their work – made possible with GNU/Linux and free software – this not-for-profit community organisation was jointly awarded the first APC Chris Nicol FOSS Prize...

National Literacy Award for Canadian APC member Web Networks
National Literacy Award for Canadian APC member Web Networks 11 September 2007 APCNews

APC member in Canada Web Networks announced that its "Tusaalanga" Inuktitut language online learning platform (developed using the open source Drupal system) has received the prestigious national literacy award. Inuktitut is an indigenous language spoken in Candada and other northern territories.

We killed the previous business models that tried to charge for WiFi
We killed the previous business models that tried to charge for WiFi 04 June 2007 FD for APCNews

With about 90 active volunteers over the years, Île Sans Fil now has managed to install some 130 hotspots all around town, using a nice piece of software. Wifidog is an open source solution designed primarily for wireless community groups, it is now in use in more than 36 locations, including at the municipality of Rosario (Argentina), the Tegucigalpa technical university (Honduras) or the Hul...

What are US broadcasters afraid of showing their public?
What are US broadcasters afraid of showing their public? 15 November 2006 APC

On the media lists from the US that i am on people are more than aware of al-jazeera’s new channel and the alert to the fact that media channels are opting NOT to distribute it. HOWEVER then i went to progressive media sites www.fair.org, www.thenation.org and www.alternet.org and i did not find ANYTHING on the al-jazeera launch. What’s going on?

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