The right to communicate
A foundation stone in the construction of the information society.
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Software: Patents and copyrights
Promoted by large corporations, software patents slow down development in the South.
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Media diversity under threat
Concentration of media property by large corporations is an obstacle for freedom of expression.
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World Summit on the Information Society - WSIS
An opportunity to build an equitable information society
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Panel and book @ WSIS
At the Tunis World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) ITeM organised an event titled "Framing WSIS in global governance processes: Linkages and follow-up". It was held on November 17th, 2005 from 10:45 to 12:45 at the Room Mehdia (Kram Exhibition Hall). [En español]
Mexico: Journalist hit with libel charge after exposing paedophile ring
Journalist and activist Lydia Cacho believes that the influence wielded by a powerful child prostitution and pornography ring is responsible for the death threats she has been receiving for months and her recent arrest on criminal libel charges.

APC’s latest Annual Report: 2004 – Technology policy globally continued to dominate
The Associaton for Progressive Communications annual report includes APC’s advocacy work for the United Nations summit on the information society (WSIS) as well as in stimulating and supporting accelerated ICT policy and regulatory reform in six African countries including Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN expert says human rights integral to information technology issues
Critizing the emphasis on commerce and politics at the November world summit on information technology in Tunis, a United Nations expert on freedom of expression said that human rights should take priority in any future discussions of information technology and development.

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