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African Copyright & Access to Knowledge (ACA2K)
The ACA2K Project is probing the relationship in African countries between national copyright environments and access to hard-copy and digital learning materials within an access to knowledge (A2K) framework – a framework which regards the protection/promotion of user access as one of the central objectives of copyright law.
Balancing Act
Balancing Act is facilitating the development of content for the internet and other new media technologies in Africa that will have an impact on people’s lives and that they will want to use, in the three fields of economic, social and cultural development.
ComAfrica Institute, the former Brazilian Committee of Solidarity with the Peoples of South Africa and Namibia – COMAFRICA, aims to bridge academic research with the implementation of foreign policy by sectors of the Brazilian civil society as a public policy.
Comunica explores and supports ways that local and independent media in less developed countries are making use of information and communication technologies to strengthen efforts for development and democracy.
The majority of the Maghreb and Mashreq NGOs are not in a position to benefit from the advantages of Internet visibility. The Forum des Alternatives Maroc Association (FMAS) initiated in partnership with Oxfam Novib and Alternatives/AlterInter the project of the Maghreb/Machrek civil socity portal.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) works to defend free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights. Their work includes providing legal support for individuals whose rights have been violated by the US government or corporations, campaigning, advising policymakers and information spreading.
Idealist - Action Without Borders
Database with over 25,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 153 countries. The organizations can be searched or browsed by name, location or mission. Provides job openings, volunteer opportunities, events, internships, campaigns, and sundry other resources posted by organizations all over the world.
Net Dialogue
The Net Dialogue website aims to shed light on international Net governance and spur public discourse on this emerging body of regulation. The site is intended for the benefit of people in government, business, civil society, international organizations, the media and the public at large.
Information, links, campaigns and documents on a broad range of human-rights, environment and sustainable-development issues.
Southern Africa Media Diversity Journal
The Southern Africa Media Diversity journal publishes analytical and reflective content on media practice for those involved in media in Southern Africa.
Terralingua is an international, non-profit organization that aims to support the perpetuation and continued development of the world's linguistic diversity by exploring the connections between linguistic, cultural and biological diversity, through a programme of research, information, applied work, and advocacy.
The Communication Initiative
The Communication Initiative is a partnership of development organisations seeking to support advances in the effectiveness and scale of communication interventions for positive international development.
The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC)
The EJISDC is a forum for practitioners, teachers, researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience in the design, development, implementation, management and evaluation of information systems and technologies in developing countries.
The Media Research Hub
A new online resource for researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers working for a more democratic and participatory public sphere.
The OpenNet Initiative
The OpenNet Initiative (ONI) is a collaborative partnership of four leading academic institutions aimed at investigating, exposing and analyzing Internet filtering and surveillance practices. The ONI intends to uncover the potential pitfalls and unintended consequences of these practices, and thus help to inform better public policy and advocacy work in this area.
The Panos Institute
The Panos Institute works with media and other information actors to enable developing countries to shape and communicate their own development agendas through informed public debate.
A community directory and networking forum that maps and connects non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses, governments, and individuals addressing the central issues of our day: climate change, poverty, the environment, peace, water, hunger, social justice, conservation, human rights and more.
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GL is committed with media, governance and gender justice. Working with partners at local, national, regional and international level to promote gender equality in and through the media and effective campaigns for ending gender violence, HIV and AIDS.
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.
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.

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Selected news
Civil Society deeply concerned about roll back in democratic freedoms in South Africa
Wed Aug 11 2010 - Source: Civicus
Civil society organisations express deep apprehension at the recent attempts to strangle the media and the freedom of expression in South Africa.
Technology transforms election monitoring in Kenya
Thu Aug 05 2010 - Source: uchaguzi
Civil society organizations in Kenya have helped build an online platform that has actively monitored Kenya's constitutional referendum on August 4, 2010 via sms, titter and mail. This is a key step towards the consolidation of democracy in the country.
Take back the tech on human rights day
Thu Dec 10 2009 - Source: APC
The last day of Take Back The Tech! falls on International Human Rights Day. This acts as an important reminder that the many forms of violence against women violate our most fundamental human rights.
Communication Intellectual Property Rights 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
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