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Why the internet is feminist issue

ISTANBUL 17 April 2012 (APC WNSP for APC)

The internet allows women to access critical information, enables them to make decisions about their selves, lives and bodies, and to exercise autonomy and self-determination. Follow the APC WNSP and @genderITorg at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) forum in Istanbul: #ftxawid to learn more about how the internet is a feminist issue.

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Awards for libraries that improve economic wellbeing

EIFL’s Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) has launched its first innovation award call – for libraries offering services that use ICT to improve economic wellbeing of the community.

Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women - executive summary

JOHANNESBOURG 29 March 2012 (APC for APC WNSP)

Drawing on findings from APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! project with women’s rights organisations in twelve countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, this paper explores the links between the internet, cell phones and violence against women and illustrates that technology-related violence impacts women as seriously as other forms of violence.

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APC member awarded UNESCO prize for rural communication

28 March 2012 (APCNews)

APC member Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN) in Kenya was one of two winners of the 2012 UNESCO-IPDC prize for rural communication, along with the Nepal Forum of environmental journalists, for its innovative effots to improve communication for rural communities in developing countries.

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Applications Now Open: 2012 eLearning: Shaping the Internet – History and Futures (English, French and Spanish)

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Applications are now open for the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) eLearning programme “Shaping the Internet – History and Futures.” (English, French and Spanish)

ICTs, climate change and water: Need for local adaptation strategies

JOHANNESBURG 22 March 2012 (Shawna Finnegan and Alan Finlay for APC)

Climate change is increasingly affecting the availabily and quality of water world wide, and the poorest are, as usual, the hardest hit. In April APC and the IDRC will release a series of research reports that explore how ICTs can help individuals and communities adapt to water issues related to climate change.

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Mapping internet rights and freedom of expression

LONDON 21 March 2012 (David Souter for APC)

The intersection between the internet and human rights is increasingly important as the internet starts to affect more aspects of society, economy, politics and culture. This report maps this intersection and raises a number of questions to be considered by those concerned with internet, rights and wider public policy.

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APC featured in Digital Rights Watch's inaugural "In focus" edition

MONTREAL 19 March 2012 (Mark Boudreau for Digital Rights Watch)

From access-centred work to rights-based work, APC’s mission has been continually evolving in the past 21 years. In this premier edition of Digital Rights Watch’s “In Focus” series, Mark Boudreau interviews APC to find out more about the intersection of human rights, censorship and surveillance and APC’s ever-changing work.

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Mainstreaming ICT policies as a foundation for realising African developmental agenda.

By Adekunle Adeboboye

Let it be said unequivocally, that the benefits of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in today’s world are well documented and need not be restated here beyond simply alluding to the fact that it enables productivity, savings on time and costs, speeding up and facilitation of transactions, access to superior and more up to date information, easier and cheap

ICT Policy

by Milton Louw

First, I wish to address our understanding of ICT and how we can integrate it into our governance systems and also our daily lives. I have struggled to find a term for this and the best I could find was “Progress through Technology”, or in German, “Vorsprung Durch Technik” .

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