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APCNews 164 – Many notable APC publications receive recognition – 21/05/12

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APCNews – May 21 2012 – Year XII Issue 164
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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GISWatch has won the ITU-awarded WSIS project prize 2012

MONTREAL (MK for APCNews) – The Association for Progressive Communications, in close cooperation with APC members, networks and civil society groups, is pleased to accept the WSIS Project Prize from the International Telecommunications Union for the achievements of the GISWatch project in “the role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICT for development.”
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14424/

Connect Your Rights! – The video

MONTREAL (FD for APC) – “Connect Your Rights!” is the take-home message from this short video. Developed for the APC campaign Connect Your Rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights, the video provides a quick and clear understanding of why human rights on the internet matter. Watch now.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14428/

Feminist talks on internet, economic justice and women’s rights at AWID Forum

PERGAMINO (FF for GenderIT.org) – This GenderIT.org edition reflects on the feminist politics and practices of technology within the broader debates around economic justice and women’s rights at the 12th AWID Forum. These talks make a strong contribution to internet governance: if women do not sit at the discussion table, they will be on the menu.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14462/

Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences

JOHANNESBURG (Alan Finlay and Edith Adera for APC) – This new report by APC and IDRC is a collection of reports that looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change. It draws on current experiences in the field of water management and sustainability, and brings a perspective from the ICT for development (ICT4D) sector.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14374/

Enhancing cooperation among stakeholders in internet governance

GENEVA (APC for APCNews) – APC calls for the establishment of an Internet Governance Forum working group to develop a multi-stakeholder declaration on enhanced cooperation.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14444/

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― WHAT’S HOT ON APC.ORG ―

New guide for policy makers on ICTs and climate change
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14443/

Freedom of expression and the internet: how to reconcile practice and principles?
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14355/

Digital Security: Drop-in centre of Ugandan sex worker organisation raided
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14395/

Women human rights defenders survey: Digital security concerns
https://www.apc.org/limesurvey/index.php?sid=52442&lang=en

Women and ICTs

Critically absent: Advocacy tool kit for women in internet governance
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14204/
EROTICS findings: Sex, rights and the internet
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12781/
Advocacy paper: Tech-related violence against women
Executive summary: http://www.apc.org/en/node/14235/
Full paper: http://www.apc.org/en/node/14236/

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