MONTEVIDEO (APC) - The Take Back the Tech! fund which disbursed
$240,000 to 61 grassroots groups is one of the very few forward-looking
small grants that funds tech initiatives to fight violence against
women. This and other initiatives covered in APC's latest annual report. More>
(LC for APCNews) In the early 1980s as the Cold War intensified the
internet was only open to the military and academia. Commercial email
networks existed but were unconnected. Watch APC's video produced to
celebrate our 20 years networking online. More>
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version of APC's history in PDF
(APC for APCNews) - The Express Tribune has named 5 Take Back the Tech!
campaigners as among the most influential "Twitterati" in
Pakistan. Thanks to the MDG3 funding, these women are using ICTs
to raise the visibility of violence against women on and offline.
12 July 2011 (GJ for APCNews) -- Pakistani authorities have blocked
Rolling Stone magazine’s website for criticising the country’s level of
military spending. But other banned sites are back online, APC has been
(Pablo Accuosto for APC) - While mobile phones are being used to
protest against repressive regimes and to track human rights abuses,
they have also been used as surveillance instruments against activists.
These policy briefs examine the potential of mobile phones from a human
rights perspective. More>