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APCNews 156 – GreeningIT, internet and human rights – 30/01/12

APCNews 156 – GreeningIT, internet and human rights – 30/01/12

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APCNews – January 30 2012 – Year XII Issue 156
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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No copyrights without human rights – APC joins the SOPA blackout

JOHANNESBURG (APC for APCNews) – On January 18th, APC joined dozens of sites and organisations in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) by blacking out. These two bills, if passed, represent an unprecedented threat to the open internet as we know it, with impacts felt far beyond the borders of the United States.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/13652/

Access to the internet and human rights – thanks Vint!

WELLINGTON (Joy Liddicoat for APC) – APC responds to Vint Cerf’s recent column, “Access to the Internet is Not a Human Right”, with an open letter supporting his challenge to the technical community and engineers to put human rights at the forefront of internet design.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/13635/

Climate change, development and GreeningIT

MONTEVIDEO (LC for APCNews) – The relationship between ICTs and the environment is multifaceted. On the one hand, APC is looking into how ICTs are being used to help the environment, while on the other we are looking at policies for dealing with emerging problems such as e-waste and climate change. APC recently co-hosted a workshop in partnership with the University of Manchester to discuss how ICTs can be used to help mitigate climate change and help communities better adapt to their ever-changing environment. APC’s GreeningIT project takes a look at the green and not so green side of ICTs to find out how they can be used more sustainably by ICT practitioners, civil society, governments and service providers.

About the project
http://www.apc.org/en/greeningit/about
GreeningIT directory (a directory of organisations and initiatives working on greeningIT issues)
http://www.apc.org/en/resources
Policy research and articles on e-waste
http://www.apc.org/en/node/13068/
About the ICTs, Climate chante and development workshop
http://iccd.apc.org/

Take Back the Tech! campaign now a global movement

MONTEVIDEO (GenderIT.org for APC) – “A creative and revolutionary movement”, says APC’s women programme coordinator, Jac sm Kee, about the Take Back The Tech! campaign. In this editorial by GenderIT.org, it becomes evident that the campaign is already a global movement.
http://www.genderit.org/editorial/take-back-tech-campaign-now-global-mov...

Campaign Take Back The Tech! registered more than 100 cases of gender violence through ICT

MONTEVIDEO (GenderIT.org for APC) – The Take Back The Tech! campaign, run by APC WNSP, launched an interactive mapping platform which collected more than one hundred stories about gender violence online or through mobile phones. In this article by GenderIT.org, Sonia Randhawa outlines some of the tendencies that stand out when analising the collected information.
http://www.genderit.org/articles/mapping-intersection-technology-and-gen...

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http://www.apc.org/en/node/13704/

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http://www.apc.org/en/node/13437/

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Conclusions and recommendations
http://www.apc.org/en/node/13616/

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