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1990-2010: APC celebrates twenty years networking online for social change

MONTEVIDEO 3 May 2010 (APC for APC)

APC, the world’s longest-running network, celebrates our 20th anniversary in May 2010. Twenty years networking online for social justice and sustainable development. Send your message and memories (you must be logged in to send a message, you can also comment on other posts). Share old photos and videos with us (you can tag them “APC” and don’t forget to add descriptions so we know who’s in the picture). And thank you for helping make APC what it is today!

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Censorship, sexuality and the internet

MONTEVIDEO 30 April 2010 (APC for APCNews)

The proliferation of sexual content on the internet and the considerable size of the pornography market online is a concern to lots of different groups. However while the online adult sex industry accounts for 12% of web pages, the internet has also been used to express and explore a range of sexual experiences, relationships and content that cannot be considered “harmful”. This kind content is very important to people’s right to freedom of expression and right to information. Especially for people who have little access to resources, rights and spaces in the “off-line” world. Learn more about these issues and the research that APC is doing to understand them better.

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10 tactics videos on informationactivism.org

Johannesburg, South Africa

10 tactics is a package of videos and information cards explaining tactics when planning an implementing an information campaign.

A set of basics cards explain the basics of information activism and provide ideas on campaign strategy and access to information etc. which can be useful in any of the ten tactics that are covered.

ICT and phones change women’s lives

By Analía Lavin (April 2010, )
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Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting

Location: 
Italy
Date and time: 
Jul 15 2010 - 4:00pm - Jul 18 2010 - 9:00am

The Network of Networks project aims to strengthen civil society influence in global public policy
spaces that deal with internet policy issues through building a transglobal network of policy
advocates working for an open and just information society. To do so we want to increase the
capacity of organizations to understand, to intervene and to collaborate on internet governance
issues.

A comparison between Commercial Open Source Web Development, CMS and E-Commerce Systems and existing Open Source Systems.Part-2

singapore

Wordpress ..usable beyond blogging?
It is widely accepted that Wordpress is an excellent system when you want your ideas out quickly on the web. It is therefore often used as a blog, because you are out there quickly, but Wordpress can be configured in many different ways.
Wordpress is extremely easy to use and setup.

Why small grants for Gender and agriculture in the information society?

Johannesburg

Why GenARDIS?

GenARDIS round III grantees at the final workshop in JohannesburgGenARDIS round III grantees at the final workshop in JohannesburgGenARDIS is for the deaf woman in Ethiopia who can now generate her own income through digital photography.

New issue of ICT Update - February 2010: Farmer services

The latest issue of ICT Update magazine has just been published online at http://ictupdate.cta.int

To build a stable business, farmers need information on a wide range of subjects. But farmers don’t want all the information; they only want what’s relevant to their specific needs.

On content management systems

Singapore

Whilst the majority of people are still only discussing Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal as the three best Open source Content Management Systems, more and more commercial Open source Content Mangement Systems are launched. These systems will be reviewed through first hand experience.

The problem of the information format (for networks)

By Dr. Richard Rogers (November 2003, Govcom.org Foundation )

This report seeks to understand how networks deal with information formats – are certain formats routinely filed away or deleted, whist others tend to circulate? The report provides an introduction to the some of the arguments about how to approach the problem of information formats (for networks). Subsequently, it describes each of the projects undertaken at the workshop, including the data collected, the methods employed and the results eventually found. It also contains the info-graphics created during the workshop that aid in telling the stories in our final presentation, “The Problem of Information Formats (for networks).”

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