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Out of the shadows: Filipino youth survivors of violence transform the personal into the digital

MANILA 13 June 2011 (Ava Vivian Gonzales for APC)

The narrator of The Shape of My Youth recalls how two years previously, a relative sold her for US$ 23. She was just 12. But this and other digital stories produced by a group of young Filipinos are not just stories of betrayal – they are also stories of hope.

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The great firewall of China - internet censorhip in China

China

The Great Firewall is the unofficial name of the system censoring the internet in China. It’s famous for blocking access to some of the world’s most widely used websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. The full extent of the censorship is much larger, constantly changing and not fully known.

Take Back the Tech

ENRICH Magazine, Manila, Philippines
Take Back the Tech
06 June 2011

As the country with the highest amount of Facebook users in the world, the Philippines are becoming increasingly tech savvy. But cases of cyber-harassment and cyber-stalking are now on the rise in the country and in the entire world. Kara Santos lists tips that women and girls can use to stay safe online.

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From Islamabad to Geneva, Feminist Tech Exchanges creates young reporter

CALGARY 1 June 2011 (LC for APCNews)

After attending APC WNSP’s Feminist Tech Exchange in Islamabad, 24 year old lawyer and activist Sana Masood attended the she never imagined it would lead her to be a young reporter for the International Committee of the Red Cross. View her new digital story Pakistan: Youth in armed violence. Photo © ICRC / Gassmann Thierry

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User-generated content and social networking in the Arab spring and beyond

By Alex Comninos (May 2011, APC )
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Youths turn to community theater and digital story telling to address domestic violence and trafficking

MANILA

Young people in Olongapo and Angeles City are tapping their creative talents to combat serious issues that have plagued their communities: domestic violence and trafficking.

APC member JCA-NET speaks out against Japanese digital surveillance bill

MONTEVIDEO 30 May 2011 (APC for APCNews)


The proposed bill criminalises a number of online activities, granting Japanese authorities extremely broad powers to monitor and investigate their citizens. It also requires network providers to record and hold communications data on all users so it can be used by law enforcement agencies.

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APC breaks down the issues behind the Pakistan social media ban for Radio France International

CALGARY 26 May 2011 (LC for APCNews)

On May 13 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that Facebook and other websites were in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and should be banned in the country. Curious to understand more about this ruling, Clea Caulcutt of Radio France International’s Web Watch programme speaks to Grady Johnson of APC’s Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign to get a better understanding of what is at stake. Listen to the interview

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eG8 Forum sparks showdown between internet leaders and government regulators

The eG8 Forum came to a close yesterday as prominent web leaders met in Paris to discuss the future of the internet.

Pakistan faces ban on social media

RFI, Paris, France
Pakistan faces ban on social media
24 May 2011

The Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court has ruled in favour of a petition to ban several
social networking websites including Facebook Yahoo, MSN and Wikipedia. The ruling released on 13 May 13 found that Facebook and other websites were in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, and should be banned. Clea Caulcutt of RFI interviews APC’s Grady Johnson to find out more.

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