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Ensuring the internet is run with rights at the fore: APC and the Internet Governance Forum 2004-8

MONTEVIDEO 20 August 2009 (APC for APCNews)

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was set up in 2006 as a kind of “pressure relief valve” for some of the most controversial international discussions on the future of the internet. The IGF provides a space where this type of dialogue, between adversarial opponents, can really move towards deepening understanding and ultimately influencing decision makers to make better internet policy for a more just world. Learning to listen to traditional adversaries, understand different perspectives and look for common solutions to complex problems, without losing sight of closely held values and principles, has not come easily to an international rights-based NGO with a broad activist membership like APC. We explore our role in the creation and development of the IGF and its agenda.

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The strategic use of technology for social change: APC and the women's movement

MONTEVIDEO 20 August 2009 (APC for APCNews)

As a consequence of our capacity-building work with hundreds of organisations and people from the women’s movement, we believe that we have helped to transform how the women’s movement thinks about technology and the internet, and that their confidence has been built to use technology more and more creatively to further women’s rights. “In the last five years, we have worked with many people and organisations,” says women’s programme coordinator Chat Garcia Ramilo. “What we have discovered is that this overall process of capacity building takes a long time, but if we persist long enough, we find out what changes it brings about.”

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Free Websites Online

Belgium

A company that has done quite a nice job putting all the requirements of a website together in one platform is WEBRIQ, with an innovative online website builder suited to fit the needs of any small an

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

Date and time: 
Aug 7 2009 - Aug 10 2009

Venue

Country: 
Malaysia

Organisers

apc_events: 
APC
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APC WNSP

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:

Other information
Partners: 
Ford Foundation
Location: 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pacific Regency, Menara Pan Global, Jln Punchak, Off Jln P Ramlee 50250 Kuala Lumpur

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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