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Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter 20 April 2011

Amid mounting protests over fuel and food prices, the Ugandan government called on ISPs to block access to Facebook and Twitter.

ICT4D Masters Bursary from University of Manchester 15 April 2011

The University of Manchester’s one-year MSc ICTs for Development degree aims to create “ICT4D champions” who combine technical competencies in information systems and project management with an understanding of development context and practice: http://www.sed.manchester.ac.u...

Pakistan newspaper: how ICTs perpetrate violence against women
Pakistan newspaper: how ICTs perpetrate violence against women 15 April 2011 APC

On April 3, Pakistan’s Express Tribune newspaper published an article, Virtual world, real dangers that summarises how ICTs are used in Pakistan to commit violence against women.

A Chinese Facebook?
A Chinese Facebook? 15 April 2011 grady

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest trip to China appears to have borne fruit. You know — that unidentifiable spiky fruit you just bought at the Chinese grocery store and now you’re not sure which part you’re supposed to eat.

UK study: 40% of victims of cyberstalking are men
UK study: 40% of victims of cyberstalking are men 14 April 2011 APC

A study in the United Kingdom on the extent and effect of cyberstalking shows that cyberstalking is more common now than physical harassment.

Brazilian feminist network uses street art and ICTs to fight violence against women
Brazilian feminist network uses street art and ICTs to fight violence against women 13 April 2011 APC

Photo credit: Rede Nami: Rede Nami, a feminist network in Brazil, uses street art and ICTs to fight VAW Rede Nami is a feminist urban art network of female artists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that promotes women’s rights and works to end violence against women (VAW) through art.

International Press institute contest: 2.7 million dolloars to advance digital news
International Press institute contest: 2.7 million dolloars to advance digital news 12 April 2011 Lisa

Recent events in the Middle East have shown us that a new era in news making has arrived. The internet has shaped how news is disseminated, how it is received, and how it is digested.

Bad Science - Exaggerated claims of child exploitation online
Bad Science - Exaggerated claims of child exploitation online 07 April 2011 grady

An independent study commissioned by the Women’s Funding Network has garnered a lot of attention in recent weeks. The study, which tracks sex trafficking in online classifieds, claims that incidences of child prostitution have risen in some states by as much as 67.4% in a matter of months.