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Take Back the Tech! 2010 : Explore technology! Defend women's rights!

KUALA LUMPUR 24 November 2010 (APC WNSP for APC)

Women’s rights to expression and information are increasingly under threat. The UN estimates that 95% of aggressive behaviour, harassment, abusive language and degrading images in online spaces are aimed at women. As more and more women go online using computers and mobile phones, many are silenced through acts of violence, sexism and censorship. From November 25 to December 10 Take Back The Tech! calls on women and men to take control of technology to protect the right to freedom of expression and information. Watch the Take Back the Tech! campaign video to find out more on what you can do. Join the moment and get creative!

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Pro-poor ICT Access Toolkit

Business people, community activists and policy-makers have an interest in as many people as possible –including people in the lowest income-brackets- havingInternet access beneficiaries access to the internet, being able to check out important information on websites

online computer shops

singapore

Ezypcsales.com is an online computer parts store and computer hardware shop.The site displays wide variety of computer peripheral and computer parts to the consumers. The consumers can select from the display of computer online store and order them online for their computer needs.The featured product list on the computer part store can be found at http://www.ezypcsales.com.au

10 Tactics film screening inspires ideas for Drumbeat San Diego

San Diego, California

The film 10 Tactics was screened for the first time in San Diego, California on October 25th, 2010. New Media Rights hosted the event at the local Joyce Beers Center. 10 Tactics is a film about how rights advocates have used digital technologies to turn information into action.

Fifteen years of hard work: APC member in Argentina celebrates

MONTEVIDEO 29 October 2010 (APC)

APC member in Rosario Argentina, Nodo Tau, has been working to help marginalised communities access ICTs for fifteen years. But they do not stop at access – Nodo Tau believes that technologies can change people’s lives, and that technology has its place on the road towards social justice. On behalf of the APC, we wish to congratulate you on your hard work and invite our readers to learn more about Nodo Tau’s work. Photo: Telecentre in Rosario

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Join education activists in Palestine on Saturday online

NEW YORK 27 October 2010 (APCNews)

Activists from cities around the world will meet on-line with Palestinian activists on Saturday, October 30, at 14:00 GMT (16:00 in Bethlehem) a to develop a joint program of educational rights. The workshop is organised by APC member in the US May First/People Link’s part of the World Education Forum being held in Palestine this year. Photo: WEF

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

By Cheekay Cinco, Karel Novotný (October 2010, APC )

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 strategically use new information and communication technologies (ICTs), specifically Web 2.0 tools, to publish and publicise their research processes and findings so that they can reach policy makers and activists.
  • How researchers can use Web 2.0 tools to establish links with policy makers and other stakeholders involved in their issues.
  • How researchers can use Web 2.0 tools to encourage discussion and / or debate on issues based on their research findings.

The document is available in hybrid pdf format – you can view it in pdf viewer or open and edit in OpenOffice if you have this OpenOffice plug-in installed (one click install after clicking on “Get It!”).

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