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.

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

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 02 March 2011

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...

Study shows new media increases youth's civic engagement
Study shows new media increases youth's civic engagement 01 March 2011 Grady

The study, conducted by the Youth and Participatory Politics research network, found that contrary to commonly held beliefs those who used new media and social networking were more likely to be politically engaged.

Stop Motion Project appears on Malaysian TV talk show
Stop Motion Project appears on Malaysian TV talk show 01 March 2011 kat

MDG3 Take Back the Tech! Fund small grant award winner Stop Motion Project screened its first video Is all well in your Taman? to the general public for the first time on a live TV talk show last month in Malaysia.

Philippine Daily Inquirer: Telling their own stories
Philippine Daily Inquirer: Telling their own stories 28 February 2011 kat

The Philippine Daily Inquirer recently reported on a digital storytelling workshop that took place during the country’s 18 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence held every year from November 25 to December 12. The participants were women survivors of abuse and violence.

USA states' laws lax in protecting people from cyberstalking
USA states' laws lax in protecting people from cyberstalking 28 February 2011 kat

Back in 1999, the United States Attorney General prepared a report at the request of then-Vice President Al Gore called Cyberstalking: A New Challenge for Law Enforcement and Industry that examined this emerging issue.