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Digitally empowering girls in rural India

India

DEF welcomes girls from a nearby school to learn about computers in the village of Chandauli. Photo: DEFDEF welcomes girls from a nearby school to learn about computers in the village of Chandauli. Photo: DEFMinority Cyber Gram Yojana is a national pilot programme implemented by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF).

Gender-based violence project in Cambodia nominated for UN award

Cambodia

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Freedom of expression under threat in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

[img_assist|nid=19579|title=|desc=VOICE has been working to strengthen freedom of expression online with different stakeholders, by building capacity, raising awareness and influencing policy to create an enabling environment for internet users.

Underscoring human rights in fight against the Philippines' Cyber Martial Law

FMA leads an ongoing fight in the Philippines against the 2012 Cybercrime Prevention Act. Photo: FMA.FMA leads an ongoing fight in the Philippines against the 2012 Cybercrime Prevention Act. Photo: FMA.In September 2012, the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which threatens to curtail the freedoms of Filipinos in cyberspace, was signed into law.

NetHui 2014: New Zealand discusses the next 25 years of the internet

Wellington, New Zealand.

NetHui 2014 was the fourth annual meet up of the New Zealand internet community. Hosted by InternetNZ the theme was Shaping Our Future Together: The Internet in 25 years. Judging by attendance numbers and the quality of discussion, the future of the internet in New Zealand is bright indeed.

End violence: Most significant change story from the Philippines

26 June 2014 (Foundation for Media Alternatives for APCNews)

The APC “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project is changing women’s lives. We wanted to offer a closer, more personal look at individual women whose lives have been significantly impacted by the initiative. This week, we share the story of Britney Fae Corpuz, a transwoman activist and member of Gender and Development Advocates Filipinas.

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Ground breaking study on hate speech online in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD 11 June 2014 (BytesForAll Pakistan)

APC member Bytes for All Pakistan has just released the first study on hate speech online in the country. More than 92% of Pakistani users encountered hate speech online, and more than 51% identified themselves as targets of such speech, a survey included in the study revealed. Read more about the issue from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective.

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South Korean civil society statement on NETmunidal

SEOUL 6 May 2014 (Jinbonet)

This statement, supported by APC member in South Korea Jinbonet, observes that NETmundial was “a successful experiment, providing a cornerstone model for making internet public policy decision-making processes more transparent, democratic and cooperative,” despite its shortcomings.

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Digital Storytelling: Animating Personal and Political Narratives

Mumbai

As I walked into the conference room at YMCA, Mumbai to attend the Digital Storytelling Workshop, I realised I was one among fifteen participants who were excited, curious and eager to embark on the five-day journey.

New bill prompts debate on online freedoms and rights for New Zealanders

WELLINGTON 22 April 2014 (JL for APCNews)

APC welcomes the new Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill proposal launched by Green Party Member of Parliament Gareth Hughes in New Zealand. We believe it adds to the progressive trend to put internet rights at the centre of the political debate and opens the opportunity to address internet freedoms in a structural way.

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