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APCNews 165 – Driving policy towards people-centred solutions – 04/06/12

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APCNews – June 06 2012 – Year XII Issue 165
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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Must read: The internet, human rights and the UPR

GENEVA (Joy Liddicoat for APC) – This must-read Q&A is a great resource on how the internet and human rights are related. This short catch-all article summarises the “why” behind APC’s efforts to have the internet recognised as a very powerful enabler of human rights. It’s the one article you should read to dig into what’s happening at the UN in Geneva this week.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14481/

Developing countries utilize cost-effective option to bridge access gap

PERGAMINO (FF for APCNews) – APCNews interviewed Ermanno Pietrosemoli from EsLaRed and Russel Southwood from Balancing Act on some of the issues covered during a workshop organised by APC at the recent WSIS Forum in Geneva. Both agreed that workshops on TV white spaces sensitises stakeholders to deal with spectrum allocation from an important perspective that supersedes commercial interests.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14503/

“Responsible science must guide action, not dogmatism,” says researcher

CALGARY (LC for APCNews) – The LAC region faces many water-related issues – from drought and flooding to hurricanes and landslides. A new book commissioned by APC and the IRDC examines how ICTs can help alleviate climate and weather-related stress in these areas. APC talks to LAC regional author, Gilles Cliche, about his findings.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14436/

Making government accountable to citizens in Uganda and the region

PERGAMINO (FF for APCNews) – Lillian Nalwoga from the Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) coordinated research on open governance data in Uganda as part of APC’s Action Research Network project. “Citizens, academia, the private sector and civil society need to be more involved in the implementation of open governance,” says Nalwoga in an interview with APCNews.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14528

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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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