Strategic use of the internet

Study shows new media increases youth's civic engagement

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.

GISWatcher reports from “the free Tunisia”

TUNIS 21 January 2011 (Khaled Koubaa for GISWatch)
Tunisian protests“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 country to kick out its dictator and this without the help of any foreign nation!” Read more of Khaled's report on the GISWatch website.
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Web streaming creates solidarity among the labour movement

San Francisco

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.

EngageMedia is hiring: Technology Director

Asia-Pacific

APC Australia / Indonesia member, EngageMedia, is looking for a skilled, motivated, energetic person to lead our software development and technology program activities. You’ll have a passion for innovation, coordination of teams across the globe, you’re a great communicator and you love to travel.

New book - The internet of elsewhere

Bonn, Germany

Internet of elsewhere bookInternet of elsewhere bookThrough the lens of culture, The Internet of Elsewhere looks at the role of the Internet as a catalyst in transforming communications, politics, and economics.

New report asks, how environmentally-friendly is technology?

JOHANNESBURG 13 December 2010 (APC for APC/Hivos)

Computers are creating massive e-waste. The paper industry has had to double to meet printer demand. But smart technologies are bringing huge savings in energy consumption. As the UN conference on climate change starts in Cancun, the new Global Information Society Watch from APC and Hivos looks at ICTs and environmental sustainability in 53 countries, six regions and through ten expert thematic reports. What is the state of the industry in your country? Find out.

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Training for D-Island users and administrators - November 23 & 30, D-Island virtual island

General information on the training

D-Island is an open meeting/training space developed in SecondLife virtual world and it is administered by APC. It can be used by development organisations and networks for their own online meetings and capacity building activities.

D-Island - All About It / FAQ

D-Island FAQ

D-Island is an open development space offered by Association for Progressive Communications (APC), International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and their partners for the international development community.

D-Island - Training for D-Island Users

Below are links to information on training events for D-Island users & Administrators

1. Initial training for D-Island users and administrators

First two training sessions took place on November 23 and November 30 on D-Island (virtual island) and they were targeted at APC network and selected partners. Training language is English.

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