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The Economist: police lack legal tools to combat cyberstalking

USA

The US-based magazine, The Economist, published an article today called Creepy Crawlies: The internet allows the malicious to menace their victims that paints a dire picture for victims of cyberstalking seeking justice.

A Chinese Facebook?


Mark Zuckerberg’s latest trip to China appears to have borne fruit. You know — that unidentifiable spiky fruit you just bought at the Chinese grocery store and now you’re not sure which part you’re supposed to eat.

Pakistan newspaper: how ICTs perpetrate violence against women

On April 3, Pakistan’s Express Tribune newspaper published an article, Virtual world, real dangers that summarises how ICTs are used in Pakistan to commit violence against women.

UK study: 40% of victims of cyberstalking are men

USA

A study in the United Kingdom on the extent and effect of cyberstalking shows that cyberstalking is more common now than physical harassment.

Brazilian feminist network uses street art and ICTs to fight violence against women

Photo credit: Rede Nami: Rede Nami, a feminist network in Brazil, uses street art and ICTs to fight VAWPhoto credit: Rede Nami: Rede Nami, a feminist network in Brazil, uses street art and ICTs to fight VAW

Rede Nami is a feminist urban art network of female artists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that promotes women’s rights and works to end violence against women (VAW) through art.

International Press institute contest: 2.7 million dolloars to advance digital news

India

Recent events in the Middle East have shown us that a new era in news making has arrived. The internet has shaped how news is disseminated, how it is received, and how it is digested.

Worldwide membership elects new APC board

PANGLAO ISLAND 6 April 2011 (KAH for APCNews)

APC members elected a new board of directors for the world’s oldest online network during a ballot at the eleventh face-to-face APC council meeting on March 20.

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Philippines' young survivors of violence create digital stories, to break silences and begin to heal

Philippines

WeDpro Inc., a feminist non-profit collective in the Philippines that works for the promotion and protection of human rights of women, youth and communities, has released to the public digital stories created by young survivors of violence through its MDG3 Fund project.

I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing

4 April 2011 (GJ for APCNews)

The aptly named icanstalku.com attempts to expose the dangers inherent in posting information — in this case pictures — online in a rather unconventional way: the site regularly updates its news feed with individuals’ user names and locations, all gleaned from photos posted to Twitter.

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