APCNews – November 27 2008 - Year IX Issue 92

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APCNews – November 27 2008 – Year IX Issue 92
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet”. We’ve found that the IGF is an experimental and influential policy forum for achieving our mission (open, universal and afforable access to the internet for all people) and so it’s a global space that we’ve prioritised. Next week we’ll be in Hyderabad, India, where we’ll be advocating for the adoption of policies and regulation that ensure equitable and affordable access, freedom of information and expression, access to knowledge, public participation, human rights, capacity-building and a development agenda for internet governance. And expressing our concern about the erosion and diminishing visibility of a rights-based approach to how the internet is governed.

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NEWS

APC at the Internet Governance Forum in India

MONTEVIDEO (KB and KAH for APCNews) – At the first Internet Governance Forum (IGF), “access to the internet” emerged as an issue of common concern and priority to all stakeholders. At the second IGF the business, civil society and technical communities worked together to reach a consensus on what should be done to increase access to the internet across the world. “Reaching the next billion” is now one of the priority themes for the upcoming third IGF – with participants working together to move from debate and discussion to a manifesto for action. Find out more and where APC will be.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/7513
Programme: http://www.apc.org/en/node/7507 (one page, web page and PDF)
Full programme: (includes programme and descriptions, 18 pages, PDF)
http://www.apc.org/en/system/files/APCAtTheIGFFullProgramme_20081128.pdf

Take Back the Tech: take action – online and off – to end violence against women

MEXICO (ES for APCNews) – Whether its through community radio, posters, sms, emails, audiocasts or websites, creative and informed use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) helps get the word out on violence against women (VAW). We have to know about technology to best use it for our activism, we have to understand it to protect ourselves and others, and to keep shaping an internet for all. From 25 November to 10 December it’s time once again to “Take Back the Tech!” and use ICTs to end violence against women.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/7502

Ten years of building progressive social movements in South Korea

BILASPUR (Anupama Saxena for APCNews) – The 1990s witnessed the exponential growth of online communication and simultaneously experienced its widespread impacts on all aspects of human activities. Worldwide progressive social movements recognised the potential of online communication and started using it as a networking tool for furthering their causes. APC member in South Korea, Jinbonet, was to see the flashpoint for their own birth in 1997, during a general strike, which “showed that computer networks could play a useful organising role across borders for each sector of the movement,” says Byoung-il of Jinbonet in an interview with APCNews to commemorate the organisation’s tenth anniversary.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/7504

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— WHAT’S HOT ON APC.ORG —

Sixteen days against violence against women
Take Back The Tech! campaign
http://www.takebackthetech.net

Key players in Latin America ICT policy landscape
New study
http://www.apc.org/en/node/7520

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