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International NGOs and Networks
Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties
Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties is a non-profit civil liberties organisation based in the UK. Its main purpose is to promote free speech and privacy on the Internet and raise public awareness of these important issues.
Development Innovations and Networks (IRED)
IRED gives access to information and promotes the exchanges of experiences, the co-operation among members and the creation of intra and inter-regional synergies
Dialogue Between Nations - DBN
Interactive global communications network to promote the right of Indigenous Peoples to equal participation in local, national and international decision making.
Digital Partners
Digital Partners tap the power of the digital economy to develop market-based solutions that benefit the world's poor.
Electronic Community
Internet portal and capacity support organization for civil society organizations involved in the development of Africa.
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy.
Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP)
Network of networks with a diverse membership base working globally on information and knowledge issues.
Organization dedicated to supporting and promoting groups and individuals working for peace, human rights and the environment, through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
ICT for Peace
An initiative to promote the use -and explore the potential- of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in humanitarian and peace operations. The ICT4Peace website is a community platform, giving you the opportunity to connect with groups and people interested in ICTs in humanitarian and peace operations.
Intermediate Technology Development Group - ITDG
ITDG works on the sustainable use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries.
International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX)
IFEX was born in 1992 when many of the world's leading freedom of expression organizations came together in Montreal to discuss how best to further their collective goals. IFEX keeps a Clearing House managed by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. The IFEX Action Alert Service provides daily updates of free expression violations world wide.
Internet Free Expression Alliance
The Internet Free Expression Alliance works to ensure the continuation of the Internet as a forum for open, diverse and unimpeded expression and to maintain the vital role the Internet plays in providing an efficient and democratic means of distributing information around the world.
Internet Society (ISOC)
Professional membership society. It provides leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet, and is the organization home for the groups responsible for Internet infrastructure standards, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
Mandate the Future (MtF)
MtF is Worldview's first online venture. The project is designed to harness the power of Internet and the digital medium to the advantage of youth across the globe.
Nexus Research
Nexus Research is a not-for-profit research co-operative based in Dublin. Founded in 1990 by a group of social scientists and consultants, Nexus has developed extensive expertise in supporting local and community development through new information and communication technologies.
RESPECT Refugiados
RESPECT Refugiados is an international NGO working in educational projects and ICT for development.
TakingITGlobal (TIG)
International organization, led by youth, empowered by technology. TIG brings together young people in more than 190 countries within international networks to collaborate on concrete projects addressing global problems and creating positive change.
Global information and media network.
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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.

Selected news
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.

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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