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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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Stop Motion Project releases final videos on VAW

USA

Stop Motion Project, an MDG3 Fund small grant winner in Malaysia, released its final two videos on violence against women (VAW) this month in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

WikiLeaks: Human rights of whistleblowers under attack, says APC

By APC (March 2011, APC )

If we don’t consider the recent actions —particularly by the US government— against people connected to WikiLeaks as human rights violations, then a dangerous precedent is set says APC in a statement.

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Gender studies centre and women’s rights guide book launched in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH 28 March 2011 (KB for APCNews)

An unprecedented achievement for the study and prevention of further violence against women in Cambodia was announced last month with the opening of a Women and Gender Studies Centre in the capital city Phnom Penh.

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Phnom Penh Post: Radio helps tackle violence against women in villages

USA

APC member Open Institute in Cambodia got media coverage in the Phnom Penh Post newspaper this month about its campaign using information and communication technologies to stop violence against women in the country.

US media needs to step up to prevent violence against women

USA

In November 2010, an 11-year-old girl was gang-raped by approximately 18 men and juveniles in a small east Texas town. Some of the men and teenagers video-recorded the rapes on their cell phones and sent the videos around to their friends.

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