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APCNews 140 – Violence against women in Cambodia, Sex and the internet – 28/04/11

APCNews 140 – Violence against women in Cambodia, Sex and the internet – 28/04/11

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APCNews – April 28 2011 – Year XI Issue 140
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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Recently APCNews talked to privacy advocate Gus Hosein about APC’s forthcoming research into sexuality and the internet in Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa, and USA. As a serious researcher himself based at the London School of Economics and deputy director of Privacy International responsible for research and networking, what impresses Hosein most is the soft part of the research — the stories and the contextualisation. EroTICs has given advocates stories and contexts to think about that debates about privacy and censorship lacked he says. “I wish real research did this more often,” he told us. EroTICs is an exploratory research on sexuality and internet carried out by APC in 2009-10. A summary of the findings is now online and the full report will be out later this year.
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NEWS

Cambodian villagers take back the tech to end violence against their neighbours

AUSTIN (KB for APCNews) — In Cambodia women are traditionally considered subordinate to men and violence a socially acceptable way to resolve domestic conflicts. Now a grassroots group has brought together the locals and police in 25 villages using education, mobile phones and ham radios to break the silence that keeps violence against women a terrible family secret as part of APC’s Take Back the Tech!
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12227/

New research on sexuality and the internet is an “eye-opener”

MONTEVIDEO (KAH and AF for APCNews) – “It was an eye-opener,” says privacy advocate Gus Hosein when he talks about the findings from APC’s exploratory research on sexuality and the internet in Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa, and USA. And it’s given him some good ammunition with which to field those annoying radio callers who question the need for privacy online.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12228/
Download the EroTICs research in short version (final report out later this year)
http://www.apc.org/en/system/files/Erotics_Exec_Summary.pdf

APC welcomes its first member in Paraguay

RISHIKESH (LC for APCNews) One of Paraguay’s most widely-listened to community radio stations, Radio Viva, has recently joined the APC community as a member through its parent organisation, Asociación Trinidad Comunicación, Cultura y Desarollo. Asociación Trinidad works towards the democratisation of communications and improving civil participation through solidarity in action for a sustainable Paraguay. One of the ways it achieves this work is through Radio Viva.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12226/

ICTs, climate change and water: Call for project and initiative write-ups

JOHANNESBURG (APC for IDRC) – The climate change and water program of the International Development Research Centre are calling for researchers, practitioners or organisations working in the area of ICT applications for addressing water-related climate challenges in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean to share their experiences through short project write-ups.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12230/

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― WHAT’S HOT ON APC.ORG ―

Sexuality and the internet
Findings in Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa, and USA
http://www.apc.org/en/system/files/Erotics_Exec_Summary.pdf
About the research
http://www.apc.org/en/node/7904/

New research Media Piracy in Emerging Economies: A study on Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa from SSRC
http://piracy.ssrc.org/the-report/
APC wrote the South African chapter
Our research findings in a nutshell
http://www.apc.org/en/node/11797/
Case study: Pirated DVDs in a Cape Town township
http://www.apc.org/en/node/11796/
From piracy to copyright reform –APC proposes new model
http://www.apc.org/en/node/11342/
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