[IRP] APC Internet Rights Charter - Audio, Spanish

Jac sm Kee jac
Tue Jun 2 18:17:46 EEST 2009

Hi all,

Wanted to share the audio version of the APC Charter on internet rights 
in Spanish, by ALER and APC, in case it comes in handy.

Announcement below.


Audio version of APC Charter on internet rights in Spanish

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Latin 
American Association of Radio Education (ALER-Asociaci?n Latinoamericano 
de Educaci?n Radiof?nica) are launching an audio version of the APC 
Charter on internet rights available on the web in the form of podcasts, 
so that community media, blogs and websites may freely reproduce and 
adapt them.

What is the APC Charter on internet rights?

The internet is a medium that allows everyone to inform and express 
themselves. However, most people in our countries are still excluded 
from this world. To assure the internet is accessible and offers 
guarantees to those who use it, APC, in consultation with members and 
partners around the world, drew up its Charter on internet rights. The 
charter is structured around issues such as access, freedom of 
expression, intellectual property, free and open source software, 
privacy and internet governance.

Why an audio version?

APC and its members have been using the charter for their advocacy 
activities since 2001, when the charter was first written. Nevertheless, 
due to some technical aspects related to the nature of the internet, it 
was necessary to demonstrate the rights protected with specific examples 
for each one. Combining this need with the goal of making the charter 
more accessible, an initiative emerged from the Latin America Policy 
Programme to create a radio version, integrating experiences from 
community radio work in the region.

What was the process for producing it?

Together APC and ALER carried out a process to research and compile 
examples of the exercise or violation of the rights embodied in the 
charter. This was how APC members and related organisations around the 
world were consulted: BlueLink, a network member in Bulgaria, told how 
the internet had been a spontaneous and effective way to convene 
demonstrations for the country?s ecology movement; RITS, from Brazil, 
relayed how the system for assigning telecommunications companies in 
their country still has a colonial slant; and colleagues from LACNIC 
illustrated technical aspects such as the decentralisation of internet 

Based on this information the ALER team made proposals for scripts, 
which were discussed jointly and rewritten as often as necessary. They 
also handled the production and recording of each spot in their studios.

Download the audio version of the Charter on internet rights here (in 
Translate this email: http://translate.google.com/translate_t

Jac sm Kee
Association of Progressive Communications, Women's Networking Support 
Programme (APC WNSP)

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