Strategic use of the internet
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
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
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!”).
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.
Over the past five years EngageMedia has established itself as a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region.
As part of APC WNSP´s MDG3 project “Take Back the Tech!
In 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 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.
World Social Forum Methodology Commision Meeting
Mexico, May 4, 2010
More than 30 representatives from the WSF International Council, methodology commission working groups, and communication and expansion working groups met in Mexico City on the final day of the World Social Forum 2010. The meeting had two main objectives: 1.