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In 2005, a group of scholars and activists, mostly from the global South, created the Copy/South Research Group to analyse, criticise, and confront the oppressive nature of current global copyright regimes, such as those defended by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, and similar ones around the globe.
A network of over 150 civil society organizations in Nigeria comprising of civil rights, grassroots, and community-based Non-Governmental Organizations campaigning for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill and eventual implementation when it becomes law in Nigeria.
Fatema Mernissi web-site about new information technology's (IT) impact, focused on local research on the strategic information-fueled rise of civil society in the Moslem world. Morocco.
International NGO dedicated to the dissemination of New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT) in developing countries, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean.
International Internet Community for Environment, Human Rights, Development and Peace. APC is a major CSO worldwide network in advocating for and facilitating the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) by civil society.
NGO sites
Africa ICT Policy Monitor
The APC Africa ICT Policy Monitor's primary goal project is to enable the consideration of civil society needs in ICT policy development. The ultimate aim being that governments and policy makers recognise that access to and the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) is a basic human right. The Africa ICT Policy Monitor is an initiative of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).
Africa ICT Right
Africa ICT Right's aim is to uplift rural and urban communities in developing countries by providing educational resources, technology resources and training to empower youth to improve their lives and also to bridge the digital gap. Ghana.
Africa Pulse
The Africa Pulse portal aims to develop an easy-to-use Internet-based information service on social and economic development in the southern African region that will keep development workers and local communities informed and up to date.
African Information Society Initiative (AISI)
The African Information Society Initiative aims at supporting and accelerating socio-economic development across the region. Driven by critical development imperatives, it focuses on priority strategies, programmes and projects which can assist in the sustainable build up of an information society in African countries in accordance with the regional integration goals of the Treaty establishing the African Economic Community.
African Information Society Initiative (AISI)
They work to empower communities in the information society.
APC Women's Networking Support Program (APCWNSP)
An international team of women at the World Summit on the Information Society, where, united with APC and Civil Society, they promote the construction of information and communication societies that are people-centred, inclusive and equitable.
APC-Africa-Women
Network of organisations and individuals that work to empower African women's organisations to access and use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for equality and development.
Asian Institute for Development Communication - Aidcom
Organisation to promote the role of media and communications with a view to strengthening the democratic process in civil society.
Bamenda
Bamenda provides low-cost access to e-mail and information technology to Cameroon's North West Province where currently there is no local Internet access.
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
National networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for remote & marginalized population.
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
National networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information, Communication Technology (ICT) for remote & marginalized population. Bangladesh.
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
BNNRC is a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information, Communication Technology (ICT) for remote & marginalized population. Bangladesh.
Bisharat!
A language, technology & development initiative. Anticipating the gradual introduction of computers & internet to rural communities in Africa, the current focus is on research, advocacy, & networking relating to use of African languages in software and web content.
Bytes for All
Computing and Internet for the majority of the World.
Catalysing Access to ICT in Africa - CATIA
The CATIA programme works to enable poor people in Africa to gain benefit from the opportunities offered by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and to act as a catalyst for reform. It will support a package of activities to improve affordable access to the full range of ICTs, from Internet to community radio.
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Rio+20: An Inside View on the Tough Fight Over Means of Implementation (Finance and Technology)
Mon Jul 09 2012 - Source: South Centre
Although the developing countries, like the developed countries too, accepted the final draft of the outcome document prepared by Brazil, they were in fact very disappointed with the lack of ambition in the section on the means of implementation, with some rightly calling it a step backwards.
Using mobile phone telephony for activism in Africa
Mon Jul 05 2010 - Source: AWID
"SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa" is a book that interrogates the use of mobile phone telephony for activism in Africa. The book’s editor, Sokari Ekine, gave her perspective in an interview with AWID.
5th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training
Fri Mar 26 2010 - Source: e-Learning Africa
The 5th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training will take place from 26–28 May 2010 in Lusaka, Zambia.

 
Access to knowledge - Tue Jun 30 2009

Fuente: Transnational Institute

Internet governance E-strategies Telecentres ICTD within the framework of the MDGs
Rural access to ICTs Universal Access Funds The challenge of developing ICTs in Africa "Cybercrime" and human rights
WTO trade agreements and ICTs Access to knowledge UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity The right to communicate
Software: Patents and copyrights Media diversity under threat World Summit on the Information Society - WSIS  

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