APC Talk

This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

APC hosts panel at 55th Commission on the Status of Women 11 March 2011

From 22 February to 4 March 2011, APC’s GenderIT.org team and several team members from the APC women’s networking support programme (APC WNSP) took part in the 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, reporting on the session at GenderIT.org.

Role of Media in Health Communication 09 March 2011

Media The demand for information on nutrition has grown exponentially in the last few years. People are interested in food more than on a basic level and are also more and more concerned about their health. This is reflected in the huge media coverage in magazines, newspapers, radio, television p...

I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing
I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing 07 March 2011 GJ

The aptly named icanstalku.com attempts to expose the dangers inherent in posting information — in this case pictures — online in a rather unconventional way: the site regularly updates its news feed with individuals’ user names and locations, all gleaned from photos posted to T...

Wordpress becomes target of massive DDoS attack
Wordpress becomes target of massive DDoS attack 07 March 2011 grady

Late last week, the popular hosting service Wordpress had been hit by massive and sustained distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks .

Can the U.S. walk the walk when it comes to stopping violence against women?
Can the U.S. walk the walk when it comes to stopping violence against women? 04 March 2011 kat

Despite the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee approving the draft International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) in December 2010, the U.S. needs to do more to advance and protect the rights of women.

ECPAT-Cambodia launches online resource on child sexual exploitation
ECPAT-Cambodia launches online resource on child sexual exploitation 02 March 2011 kat

ECPAT: End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking in Cambodia, an MDG3 Fund small grant award winner, has launched an online resource on the issue of child sexual abuse and exploitation in Cambodia.

7 Billion Voices - a new campaign for freedom of expression online
7 Billion Voices - a new campaign for freedom of expression online 02 March 2011 grady

7 Billion Voices is a new online campaign whose goal is “to give everyone a voice without censorship, interference or fear of what happens after expression.” Its members advocate that the European Union take a leading role with comprehensive and effective strategies for protecting freedom of...

Opinion Sharing Meeting on Role of Community Radio in implementing  Right To Information in Bangladesh
Opinion Sharing Meeting on Role of Community Radio in implementing Right To Information in Bangladesh 01 March 2011 AHM Bazlur Rahman

Opinion Sharing Meeting on Role of Community Radio in implementing Right To Information in Bangladesh An opinion sharing meeting on “the role of Community Radio in implementing Right to Information” was held on 28th February, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Information Commission Bangladesh Office at S...