Europe

CSISAC Job Opening: Community Manager and Liaison to OECD

PARIS 8 December 2011 (CSISAC)

The Civil Society Information Society Advisory Committee Liaison (CSISAC) is seeking a community manager and liaison to act as a point of contact with the OECD’s OECD’s Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP). The position is half time on a one-year contract. Candidates should be available to begin in February 2012, and should be based in Europe, ideally Paris. The deadline for applications is December 31.

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Notes from the Sida conference on Internet Activism

Ottawa

The recent conference on internet activism, put on by the Swedish International Development Agency, was particularly enlightening.

Computer Aid seeks new Chief executive officer

LONDON 17 November 2011 (Computer Aid)

APC member Computer Aid international is currently seeking a new Chief executive officer (CEO). The candidate must have previous experience in international development, and ideally information and communication technology for development. Find out more about how to apply. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, December 6 2011.

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Turkey abandons unpopular filtering software

OTTAWA 15 August 2011 (GJ for APCNews)

Turkey abandons plans to install mandatory filtering software after months of widespread protest. The reversal of this controversial policy shows the power of determined advocacy.

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London Riots: Social media does not cause social problems say APC and GreenNet

JOHANNESBURG AND LONDON 15 August 2011 (APC/GreenNet for APCNews)

Following last week’s riots, British PM David Cameron said that his government is considering a crackdown on online communications. However he forgets that the same websites and phone networks were also used to locate friends and plan safe exits from trouble-spots. APC and GreenNet issue a statement.

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London Riots: Social media does not cause social problems say APC and GreenNet

15 August 2011
JOHANNESBURG AND LONDON 15 August 2011 (APC/GreenNet) -

In the media and in public policy debates fingers were quick to point at the use of social media and mobile phones in spurring on the riots that overwhelmed several English cities last week and in helping looters evade the police.

France to disconnect citizens for file-sharing

France has started to disconnect its first users under its new three strikes system.

That is, if you are caught file-sharing, you are sent an angry letter telling you to stop. If you persist, you get an angrier letter. Three strikes, and you lose your internet connection for six months.

Sexuality 2.0: Online socialising and internet regulation

MONTEVIDEO 30 June 2011 (APC for APCNews)

Experts from Brazil, India, South Africa and the USA will be presenting APC’s groundbreaking EroTICs research in Madrid at the VIII International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference on July 9.

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The Dutch have done it again

From the people who brought you legal marijuana, freaky sex clubs and pickled herring comes the craziest thing yet.

Of course, I’m talking about the net neutrality law that just passed through Dutch parliament.

APC's Joy Liddicoat wins the HRC talent competition

APC’s own Joy Liddicoat, project leader of the Connect your rights: Internet rights are human rights campaign, moved the judges in Geneva earlier today with her spoken word performance.

Joy clinched the top spot in the competition with a stunning rendition of the classic poem by Robert Frost: “APC’s Oral Statement to the Human Ri

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