Strategic use of the internet

US leads the charge in building 'shadow internet'
US leads the charge in building 'shadow internet' 15 June 2011

The US State Department has been practically throwing money at activists and entrepreneurs in an effort to build independent internet networks for citizens of repressive regimes. This comes as part of a wider US effort to help internet users, particularly human rights activists, evade government censorship and surveillance.

Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN report
Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN report 03 June 2011

Efforts to mitigate violence against women online can backfire explains a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council. APC covered women’s issues and the internet at the HRC in a special edition of the policy and gender bulletin GenderIT.org.

Last week the G8, this week the UN: APC helps Access Now campaign in Geneva
Last week the G8, this week the UN: APC helps Access Now campaign in Geneva 02 June 2011

Major international decisions are being made about the internet in the coming weeks – decisions that could affect the internet as we know it forever. This week the United Nations Human Rights Council will receive its first ever official report on freedom of expression online – and APC is helping deliver the message to the UN in Geneva.

From Islamabad to Geneva, Feminist Tech Exchanges creates young reporter
From Islamabad to Geneva, Feminist Tech Exchanges creates young reporter 01 June 2011

After attending APC WNSP’s Feminist Tech Exchange in Islamabad, 24 year old lawyer and activist Sana Masood attended the she never imagined it would lead her to be a young reporter for the International Committee of the Red Cross. View her new digital story Pakistan: Youth in armed violence. Photo © ICRC / Gassmann Thierry

New manual teaches how to bypass censorship over the internet
New manual teaches how to bypass censorship over the internet 26 May 2011

Governments surveillance and filtration on the internet is increasing.

Be part of the online media revolution!
Be part of the online media revolution! 16 May 2011

The International Press Institute is now taking applications for the IPI Press Contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage the expansion of online free media in Africa, the Middle East and Europe by working with mobile, digital and open-source technology.

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

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.

New mechanisms for linking research & policy – Initial workshop
New mechanisms for linking research & policy – Initial workshop 18 February 2011

Thirty people, including participants, resource people and expert trainers, will participate in a two-day workshop in Kingston, Jamaica 22-23 February 2011. The workshop is the initial activity of an expert programme on new mechanisms for linking research and policy and will cover fundamentals in communication planning, audio visual production, data visualisation techniques and Web 2.0 strategi...

GISWatcher reports from “the free Tunisia”
GISWatcher reports from “the free Tunisia” 21 January 2011

“For those who don't know Tunisia,” writes Khaled Koubaa, Global Information Society Watcher based in Tunis. “Tunisia is a small country but a great nation. It was the first Arab country to abolish slavery in 1848, the first Arab country to establish a constitution in 1861, the first Arab country to abolish polygamy in 1956 and legalise abortion in 1973. And now Tunisia is the first Arab ...

Web streaming creates solidarity among the labour movement
Web streaming creates solidarity among the labour movement 12 January 2011

In December 2010, APC member LaborNet held a conference at the University of San Francisco, which demonstrated how technology can be used by trade unions and the labor movement to gain access to information to strengthen their cause.