Strategic use of the internet

Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy - Technical Guidelines
Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy - Technical Guidelines 19 October 2010

This guide was developed by The Association for Progressive Communications APC for the project Impact 2.0 – New mechanisms for linking research and policy. The development was supported by Fundación Comunica2. The guide is aimed towards providing the national focal points in Peru, Uruguay and Ecuador with guidelines for how Web 2.0 tools can be used to facilitate participatory policy making process. The main issues that the guide addresses are: How researchers can effectively and str...

Digital Natives want to Take Back the Tech!
Digital Natives want to Take Back the Tech! 02 September 2010

Nighat wins!Digital rights activist in Pakistan, Nighat Dad writes in her blog “I came to the first day of the workshop with my own ideas of what the term “Digital Natives” can mean.

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

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

"Telling stories has this amazing power..."
"Telling stories has this amazing power..." 16 June 2010

As part of APC WNSP´s MDG3 project “Take Back the Tech!

The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up
The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up 14 June 2010

A woman at the FTX training learns to use a digital cameraIn 2008, APC member Women’sNet partnered with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP) to bring the first Feminist Tech Exchange to South Africa.

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

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. Please visit the eINDIA Awards website to learn more.

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

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.

Networking Networks: Looking back to look ahead
Networking Networks: Looking back to look ahead 27 April 2010

Lots going on with the network of networks for a free and open internet project. First and foremost, apologies for the silence. At first it didn’t seem like there was too much to write about, and then it seemed like there was too much to write about.

Drupal … can it be used by non-developers?
Drupal … can it be used by non-developers? 27 April 2010

If you enjoy tweaking the code that makes up the framework of a website, then Drupal is probably for you. This advanced content management system is more a developer platform than a traditional CMS. Its not to say that only developers can use the system though, but to say that they will feel more at home here than in the other two.

Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting
Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting 21 April 2010

The Network of Networks project aims to strengthen civil society influence in global public policy spaces that deal with internet policy issues through building a transglobal network of policy advocates working for an open and just information society. To do so we want to increase the capacity of organizations to understand, to intervene and to collaborate on internet governance issues. An advi...