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APCNews 131 – Anti-violence-against-women & ICT fund winners, transgender & Facebook- 11/08/10

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APCNews – November 08 2010 – Year XI Issue 131
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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From 25 Nov to 10 Dec, the Take Back The Tech!

Another Pak Army Abusive Video Appears while US increases Military Aid

Pakistan

Yet another video can be seen on you tube where apparently Pakistani Army severely beating up the suspected militant.

GISW Information Dissemination Report for 2008-2010

Report details

Our dissemination strategy since 2007 has included the production of a paper back book in English and dissemination of an online version of GISW which includes both web pages (html) and downloadable PDF files of the entire book and individual reports. Almost online 400,000 pages have been accessed since January 2008. The paper version of the book is promoted and distributed at events where APC and Hivos network. There has been a launch of the book at the Internet Governance Forum for three years which has visibilised the book to a broad international community. Experts in the thematic field are asked for their critiques of the book which are published online and use in promotional materials.

The book has be translated into French twice and sections relevant to Latin America have been translated and promoted in APC´s Spanish resources. Some media liaison has been carried out primarily around the English version. The power of the network has yet to be exploited though a series of surveys have recently been carried out with network members and which we expect to give results in the future. In 2010 the communications team has been focusing on production of the French and Spanish 2009 digital publications and planning for the revamped website. However there are plans to craft a dissemination strategy including working with our network of authors to improve dissemination and outreach including on social networking platforms.

Location: 
Montevideo
Publication date: 
October 2010

Our dissemination strategy since 2007 has included the production of a paper back book in English and dissemination of an online version of GISW which includes both web pages (html) and downloadable PDF files of the entire book and individual reports. Almost online 400,000 pages have been accessed since January 2008.

Willie Currie leaves APC for South African regulator

MONTEVIDEO 11 October 2010 (KAH for APCNews)

On October 1 APC´s former policy manager was sworn in as a councillor at the South African telecoms regulator ICASA after being nominated by civil society and private sector associations. So how does Willie feel about leaving APC after seven years heading up our policy programme? In this interview Willie talks about how the internet policy landscape has changed since he joined APC and what he´ll miss most.

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Registration now open: Investigating African e-Infrastructure Applications of the Future

Investigating African e-Infrastructure Applications of the Future
6th-7th October 2010, Lilongwe, Malawi

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

The 2nd ERINA4Africa workshop will be held at Kumbali Lodge, LILONGWE, Malawi on the 6th-7th October 2010 with sponsorship from the European Union under the EU FP7 project ERINA4Africa.

The event will provide participants with the opportunity to discover e-Infr

India eGov 2.0 awards

Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you all to send in your nominations for the India eGov 2.0 Awards 2010, instituted by eGOV magazine to bring to forth organisations that have been effectively using social media tools, websites and portals for governance and social development in India.

Help Kabissa continue to provide quality service and content

Last time I wrote about laying the foundations for the new Kabissa – today I’d like to tell you about some of the building blocks we are using to create the new structure.

To stay on track to achieve our funding goal, we need to raise $2500 by the end of September. We can’t do this without you. Please forward this update to 5 friends and ask them directly to make a donation to Kabissa.

The GenderIT.org team at the fifth Internet Governance Forum

Rio di Janeiro

As you already know, GenderIT.org team is taking part on fifth Internet Governance Forum meeting in Lithuania until this friday.

Please join us and take part on these upcoming activities:

Workshop 2 – Protecting women’s rights: Internet content from a gender perspective
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