The audience, a group of committed women – and men -, had gathered in Rome to discuss this widespread emergency and the role media have in relation to it in a conference organised by the IPS news agency and supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the city of Rome.[…] Communications rights should be part of these efforts, said Jac SM Kee, coordinator of Women’s Rights Advocacy in the Association for Progressive Communications.[…]
APC in the media and selected publications
On November 25, online media, including different blogs and social networking websites, roared ‘Take Back the Tech!’, echoing the plight of several people from across the world supporting the international movement, ‘Take Back the Tech! 2009’. This campaign is a 16-day yearly effort, aimed at promoting gender neutrality in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It primarily focusses on ending gender-based violence, and encourages female ICT users to use technology to end violence against women.[…]
A wide-ranging three-hour session on critical Internet resources at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Sharm El Sheikh this week made clear the continuing points of global friction when it comes to how US involvement Internet control is perceived by its critics.