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Asia Pacific stakeholders assert ‘Human rights should be the heart of internet governance discussion’

Philippines

Annually since 2010, stakeholders coming from different countries in the Asia Pacific (AP) meet to discuss pertinent issues on internet governance.

CIPESA's reflections on the Third Africa Internet Governance Forum, 2014

Abuja, Nigeria

With the internet projected to reach almost 20 per cent of the Africa population in 2014, it becomes important to discuss modalities under which it should remain an open and reliable tool for development. It is with this background that Africa Internet stakeholders gathered in Abuja, Nigeria, July 10 -14, 2014 to deliberate on key internet governance issues affecting the continent.

Computing for women, by women in India

India

Students from LBS College for Women, Trivandrum hacking a hard disk at HackerSPACE. Photo: SPACEStudents from LBS College for Women, Trivandrum hacking a hard disk at HackerSPACE. Photo: SPACEAs part of its 10th anniversary activities, SPACE initiated programmes focusing on the ICT needs of women in both the technical and non-technical community.

Media Fact-Checking Service boosts quality of journalism

Macedonia

[img_assist|nid=19633|title=|desc=The Service’s nexus is the trilingual (Macedonian, Albanian and English) website, in addition to its social media presence, which during the year gathered over 10,000 fans and followers.

Publishing video advocacy stories of migrants in Malaysia

Malaysia

[img_assist|nid=19631|title=|desc=By supporting migrant workers to take the lead in telling their stories through video, EngageMedia invited audiences to gain a better understanding of their personal experiences, in order to weaken stereotypes and foster a climate of tolerance.

Digitally empowering girls in rural India

India

DEF welcomes girls from a nearby school to learn about computers in the village of Chandauli. Photo: DEFDEF welcomes girls from a nearby school to learn about computers in the village of Chandauli. Photo: DEFMinority Cyber Gram Yojana is a national pilot programme implemented by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF).

Colnodo promotes indigenous languages in ICTs, innovative tools in Colombia

Colombia

[img_assist|nid=19627|title=|desc=Through the Digital Household project targeted to beneficiaries of the national government’s 100,000 Free Homes programme, 4,533 people received basic training in the use of computers and the internet.

Gender-based violence project in Cambodia nominated for UN award

Cambodia

[img_assist|nid=19621|title=|desc=Open Institute used ICT tools such as the Ushahidi mapping platform to track GBV online.

Using ICT to enhance community resilience to climate change impacts

Costa Rica

[img_assist|nid=19617|title=|desc=ICTs can enhance the capacity of communities to organise and respond to extreme weather events provoked by climate change…

Training in urban community agriculture in Cameroon

An agronomist assists a training participant to identify and break the eyelets on a plantain sucker. Photo: PROTEGE QVAn agronomist assists a training participant to identify and break the eyelets on a plantain sucker. Photo: PROTEGE QVAs part of its urban agriculture programme, PROTEGE QV organised a training workshop in 2013 on the rapid multiplication of plantain “suckers” for planting.

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