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

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

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APCNews – May 09 2011 – Year XI Issue 141
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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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 (http://www.apc.org/fr/system/files/CyberstalkingFactSheet.pdf), French (http://www.apc.org/fr/system/files/CyberstalkingFactSheet_FR.pdf) and Spanish (http://www.apc.org/fr/system/files/CyberstalkingFactSheet_ES.pdf) – 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.
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NEWS

How to avoid becoming a cyberstalking victim

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.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12285/

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.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12287/

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.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12296/

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― WHAT’S HOT ON APC.ORG ―

EroTICs – Our exploratory research into sexuality and the internet
Download a summary of the findings
http://www.apc.org/en/system/files/Erotics_Exec_Summary.pdf
Full report out later this year.

Privacy expert Gus Hosein critiques the research
http://www.vimeo.com/22619742

New research Media Piracy in Emerging Economies
http://piracy.ssrc.org/the-report/ A study on Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa from SSRC
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/

Open spectrum research findings
Brazil
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12042/
India
http://www.apc.org/en/node/11617/
Kenya
http://www.apc.org/en/node/11616/
Nigeria
http://www.apc.org/en/node/11800/ and
South Africa
http://www.apc.org/en/node/11922/
What is open spectrum?
http://www.apc.org/en/node/11798/
11 tips for opening up the spectrum
http://www.apc.org/en/news/eleven-tips-opening-spectrum

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