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14 new public library services using ICT for development 21 November 2011

Smart phones, an Internet-enabled library on wheels, online medical consultations, websites and webinars, SMS – 14 more public libraries are using cutting-edge ICT to serve community information needs and to contribute to local and national development goals. The fourteen new public library ser...

Building advocacy networks between environmental and internet rights movements 15 November 2011

In South Eastern Europe, as in most parts of the world, environmental activists and experts have been among the first to take advantage of the internet and ICT resources. More recently a new generation of green citizen movements and political parties in countries like Bulgaria and Hungary have us...

APC member May First/People Link sets new standard for transparency
APC member May First/People Link sets new standard for transparency 09 November 2011 GJ

The cooperatively-owned internet service provider May First/People Link has set a new standard for transparency. It has set up a wiki space which includes details on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the threats it poses to activists: “The impact of this law is devastating for activ...

AWID launches FRIDA Young Feminist Fund
AWID launches FRIDA Young Feminist Fund 04 November 2011 Grady

Recently, the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund launched its website with the goal of helping young feminists gain access to the resources that are critical to their work. The fund was born out of an initiative of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and subsequently the Central...

Applications Open for Camp Sambel 2, Malaysia
Applications Open for Camp Sambel 2, Malaysia 02 November 2011 APC

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Egypt's Supreme Council goes "old school" on Egyptian blogger
Egypt's Supreme Council goes "old school" on Egyptian blogger 24 October 2011 APC

The retrial of jailed Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was postponed this week, sparking anger and protest. Maikel has been imprisoned since 28 March for his criticism of the military government, however, his original sentencing was overturned on appeal.

Google+ to allow pseudonyms
Google+ to allow pseudonyms 21 October 2011 Grady

Recently, Google exec Vic Gundotra hinted that Google+ would soon be abandoning its strict ‘common names’ policy and would start supporting pseudonyms. This has been a controversial issue, with both Google+ and Facebook banning users registered under nicknames.

Secure My Video Guide - a work in progress
Secure My Video Guide - a work in progress 19 October 2011 APC

EngageMedia has released the Secure My Video Guide, which contributes “to best practice tactics ensuring the publication and access to social justice video is secure under volatile conditions.” The guide is an open document, a work in progress and encourages contributions.