APCNews 141 – Avoiding cyberstalking, internet rights – 09/05/11


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APCNewsMay 09 2011 – Year XI Issue 141 • In India police note that of all cybercrime cases reported almost half are filed by women who discover their faces morphed onto pornographic images and posted online, usually accompanied by a personal phone number and an invitation for strangers to call. False postings to popular websites have led to violent attacks and harassment of women. APC has now put together several tips – in English, French and Spanish – for anyone worried about being harrassed online. And especially for World Press Freedom Day on May 3 there are also tips for citizen journalists. The tip sheets have been hailed by women's groups and will soon be available in Filipino, Malay and Urdu. If you'd like to translate the tips too, contact info@apc.org.

How to avoid becoming a cyberstalking victim

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AUSTIN (KB for APC WNSP) – Almost one million adults are the victims of cyberstalkers every year. APC's new tip sheet gives concrete advice on precautions you can take and what to do if a cyberstalker targets you.  More>


Human rights belong to people, not to networked computers

OTTAWA (GJ for APCNews) - Former New Zealand human rights commissioner Joy Liddicoat has just joined APC to lead a new Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign.  Although she is busy getting ready for Internet Governance Forum consultations on May 18-19, she took a few moments to talk to APCNews.  More>

APC network strategises to ensure open, fair and sustainable internet

MONTEVIDEO (APC) – Dramatic events recently such as the internet shutdowns in Arab states and the WikiLeaks clampdown are pressing reminders that an open and fair internet cannot be taken for granted. In March APC brought together 100 researchers, innovators and activists to strategise. More>

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