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.

The Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan 21 July 2010

It was 19th May 2010, when on the orders by Lahore High Court, Government of Pakistan placed a blanket ban on approximately 10,548 websites. From the very outset, we knew that this is NOT the blasphemous content, which is depriving citizens from using Internet and web enabled services.

Legislation against cyber crimes in Cambodia being created 20 July 2010

“After an increasing number of the use of telephone/digital camera to traffic image of women (nude) without their consent, the Cambodian government this week starts to discuss the creaton of a legislation against cyber crimes,” wrote Chim Manavy of the Open Institute to the APC. Talks...

Towards an EngageMedia strategic plan
Towards an EngageMedia strategic plan 15 July 2010 EngageMedia

Over the past five years EngageMedia has established itself as a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region.

Call to African language teams for localisiation: Tux paint, Pidgin, VLC, Pootle, Virtaal and Abiword
Call to African language teams for localisiation: Tux paint, Pidgin, VLC, Pootle, Virtaal and Abiword 14 July 2010 ANLoc

================================================================ Deadline: 26 July 2010 Call for applications: Language Teams Organisation: African Network for Localisation (ANLoc) Project: Localise Software Email to: localise@afric...

Training Workshop for Community Radio Station Mangers and Initiators: “Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation”
Training Workshop for Community Radio Station Mangers and Initiators: “Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation” 10 July 2010 AHM Bazlur Rahman S21BR

Training Workshop for Community Radio Station Mangers and Initiators: “Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation” Date: 19-21 June 2010, Venue: Meeting IDB Bhaban, Dhaka Organized by : Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) Supported by : Canadian Int...

Planning Workshop for Youth Radio Program in Bangladesh
Planning Workshop for Youth Radio Program in Bangladesh 05 July 2010 AHM Bazlur Rahman S21BR

A daylong planning workshop titled, “Planning Workshop for Youth Radio Program” organized by Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) in 1st July 2010 at BNNRC conference room. The event was supported by British Council- Bangladesh and Equal Access- Nepal.

Training of Facilitators: Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation in Bangladesh
Training of Facilitators: Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation in Bangladesh 05 July 2010 AHM Bazlur Rahman S21BR

A three days long training workshop titled, ‘Training of Facilitators: Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation’ has inaugurated today in IDB Bhaban, Dhaka. The event has organized by Community Radio Academy and Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) (19-21 ...

Quiet Moments of an Advocate for Women and Women’s Rights….
Quiet Moments of an Advocate for Women and Women’s Rights…. 01 July 2010 Lenlen Mesina

An invitation to talk about online safety to young women and girls on a radio show came… There I was preparing to make myself heard, There I was trying to think through what information I can share about women, VAW and ICT… Then there I was, standing, listening, trying to understand what ...