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Circling the point: From ICT4D to Web 2.0 and back again

JOHANNESBURG 30 July 2009 (Anriette Esterhuysen for International Institute for Environment and Development )

In a new publication “Change at hand: Web 2.0 for development”, APC’s Anriette Esterhuysen explores the circular relationship between information and communication technologies for development and Web 2.0 for development, and the assumptions about the “quick fix” that ICTs were expected to provide.

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Circling the point: From ICT4D to Web 2.0 and back again

By Anriette Esterhuysen (July 2009, International Institute for Environment and Development )
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First Planning Workshop - EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet

Location: 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pacific Regency, Menara Pan Global, Jln Punchak, Off Jln P Ramlee 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Date and time: 
Aug 7 2009 (All day) - Aug 10 2009 (All day)

EroTICs is a cross-country exploratory research project. This a two-and-a-half year research project taking place from 2008 to 2010 will respond to the question:

One million dollar award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

USA

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently accepting applications to its annual Access to Learning Award, which recognises the innovative efforts of public libraries and similar institutions out

APC-wide activities and campaigns for 2009-2012

MONTEVIDEO 11 June 2009 (APC for APC)

Since our inception, APC has been combining grass roots initiatives with local and national impact, with global experiences that amplify these impacts. An example of this is Take Back the Tech! – an international campaign that uses technology to fight against violence against women. We present this and other initiatives that the network hopes to be carrying on the next four years.

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Internet watchdog report now in French

JOHANNESBURG 11 June 2009 (APC for GISWatch 2008)

APC is pleased to announce that Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) which is available in English for download at www.giswatch.org and is available in print upon request, is now also available in French on the GISWatch website. GISWatch is an annual watchdog report which this year asks: How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by everyone? The report highlights the importance of people’s access to information and communications technology infrastructure, and where and how countries are getting it right (or wrong), and what can be done about it. This edition, which focuses on access to internet and internet penetration, explores the challenges related to internet access in almost 40 countries, and includes six regional reports, and several thematic reports.

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BBC Three Counties Radio

British Broadcasting Corporation, United Kingdom
BBC Three Counties Radio
04 June 2009

Karen Banks of the APC breaks down the issues of access to broadband in the UK and internationally to Paul Scoins of the BBC.

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