APC Talk

This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

UK study: 40% of victims of cyberstalking are men 14 April 2011

A study in the United Kingdom on the extent and effect of cyberstalking shows that cyberstalking is more common now than physical harassment.

Brazilian feminist network uses street art and ICTs to fight violence against women 13 April 2011

Photo credit: Rede Nami: Rede Nami, a feminist network in Brazil, uses street art and ICTs to fight VAW Rede Nami is a feminist urban art network of female artists in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that promotes women’s rights and works to end violence against women (VAW) through art.

International Press institute contest: 2.7 million dolloars to advance digital news
International Press institute contest: 2.7 million dolloars to advance digital news 12 April 2011 Lisa

Recent events in the Middle East have shown us that a new era in news making has arrived. The internet has shaped how news is disseminated, how it is received, and how it is digested.

Bad Science - Exaggerated claims of child exploitation online
Bad Science - Exaggerated claims of child exploitation online 07 April 2011 grady

An independent study commissioned by the Women’s Funding Network has garnered a lot of attention in recent weeks. The study, which tracks sex trafficking in online classifieds, claims that incidences of child prostitution have risen in some states by as much as 67.4% in a matter of months.

Philippines' young survivors of violence create digital stories, to break silences and begin to heal
Philippines' young survivors of violence create digital stories, to break silences and begin to heal 06 April 2011 kat

WeDpro Inc., a feminist non-profit collective in the Philippines that works for the promotion and protection of human rights of women, youth and communities, has released to the public digital stories created by young survivors of violence through its MDG3 Fund project.

Indian government censors erotic web comic
Indian government censors erotic web comic 04 April 2011 grady

In March 2011, the Indian government blocked Savita Bhabhi, an immensely popular soft-core web comic, sparking popular outcry.

Internet Rights and Principles Coalition publishes its Internet Bill of Rights
Internet Rights and Principles Coalition publishes its Internet Bill of Rights 01 April 2011 grady

The Internet Rights and Principles Coalition officially published its Internet Bill of Rights on March 31st as part of their second expert meeting in Sweden.

Stop Motion Project releases final videos on VAW
Stop Motion Project releases final videos on VAW 28 March 2011 kat

Stop Motion Project, an MDG3 Fund small grant winner in Malaysia, released its final two videos on violence against women (VAW) this month in conjunction with International Women’s Day.