APC Talk

Uganda: Is technology a blessing or a curse? 21 May 2010

This was just the question that was addressed at a recent seminar at the University of Makerere in Uganda conducted as part of the country’s participation in APC’s Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women initiative which is taking place in twelve countries on of which is Uganda.

A different type of internet traffic - violence against women and the internet in Mexico 18 May 2010

Tere said the first case was five years ago. A nine-year-old girl who via chat made friends with another girl, both of them crazy for Cowco stickers. One day they planned to meet after school to exchange stampitas. But her new cyber friend didn´t show up, rather she was met by the big brother....

ACTA - anyone making a fuss in your country?
ACTA - anyone making a fuss in your country? 17 May 2010 Erika Smith

So, is anybody up in a huff about ACTA in your country? Nice that at least netcitizen protest (amongst other activism) encouraged it going public.

Community Radio@World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2010 Dhaka, Bangladesh by BNNRC
Community Radio@World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2010 Dhaka, Bangladesh by BNNRC 15 May 2010 AHM Bazlur Rahman S21BR

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2010. The A three days national program will be inaugurated on this grand occasion in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 17th May, Monday 2010.

Technology linnked to happiness, study reveals
Technology linnked to happiness, study reveals 12 May 2010 BBC

According to a new study by the Chartered Institute for IT, women in developing countries, and both sexes with low incomes or poor education, were most influenced emotionally by their access to technology. Read the article

eINDIA 2010 awards - nominations now open online
eINDIA 2010 awards - nominations now open online 11 May 2010 LC

eINDIA 2010 award nominations are now open online. Nominations are being accepted from individual participants, government organisations, NGOs, private institutions and enterprises, who have transformed a development opportunity into a sustainable enterprise through innovative use of ICTs. Pleas...

Does social networking make sense for government institutes?
Does social networking make sense for government institutes? 10 May 2010 Erika Smith

Doing a search for women´s institutes in Mexico yields few results – even though all women´s institutes are required by law to have websites. Mexico´s 2002 transparency law was heralded as key to ending corruption, a vindication of citizens’ right to know.

Joomla – a community of web builders!
Joomla – a community of web builders! 07 May 2010 philippe Bodart

Joomla means in Swahili (Urdu) “all together” and to a certain extend they have been living up their name of being a system that is end-user friendly, developer friendly and also takes care of the design of your website and the way a content management system should work. Designers will choos...