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.

The Congo Brazzaville: SMS to combat violence against women 18 August 2010

The government and the NGOs are working hand in hand to improve the status of women in the Congo Brazzaville. Various workshops have helped develop innovative action plans to fight against violence inflicted on women. These projects use new information technologies that facilitate communication b...

Seminar on 'The Significance of Natural Resource Management in Rural Development' 24 July 2010

Krishnaa Human Initiatives (KHI) is a Citizen Sector Organization founded in memory of (Smt.) Krishna Biswas who dedicated herself to progressive movement for the welfare of women and society. KHI works with the grassroots-level organizations working directly with and for the underprivileged. The...

New deadline for subissions to “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) contest
New deadline for subissions to “Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society” (ARDYIS) contest 22 July 2010 Ken Lohento

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in collaboration with FARA, Yam-Pukri, CAFAN, AYF, ANAFE, PAFPNET, has recently launched an essay writing contest on “Youth and ICTs in Agriculture and Rural Development”. The deadline to apply is extended to 15 August ...

The Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan
The Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan 21 July 2010 Blogger from Pakistani

It was 19th May 2010, when on the orders by Lahore High Court, Government of Pakistan placed a blanket ban on approximately 10,548 websites. From the very outset, we knew that this is NOT the blasphemous content, which is depriving citizens from using Internet and web enabled services.

Legislation against cyber crimes in Cambodia being created
Legislation against cyber crimes in Cambodia being created 20 July 2010 LC

“After an increasing number of the use of telephone/digital camera to traffic image of women (nude) without their consent, the Cambodian government this week starts to discuss the creaton of a legislation against cyber crimes,” wrote Chim Manavy of the Open Institute to the APC. Talks...

Towards an EngageMedia strategic plan
Towards an EngageMedia strategic plan 15 July 2010 EngageMedia

Over the past five years EngageMedia has established itself as a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region.

Call to African language teams for localisiation: Tux paint, Pidgin, VLC, Pootle, Virtaal and Abiword
Call to African language teams for localisiation: Tux paint, Pidgin, VLC, Pootle, Virtaal and Abiword 14 July 2010 ANLoc

================================================================ Deadline: 26 July 2010 Call for applications: Language Teams Organisation: African Network for Localisation (ANLoc) Project: Localise Software Email to: localise@afric...

Training Workshop for Community Radio Station Mangers and Initiators: “Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation”
Training Workshop for Community Radio Station Mangers and Initiators: “Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation” 10 July 2010 AHM Bazlur Rahman S21BR

Training Workshop for Community Radio Station Mangers and Initiators: “Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation” Date: 19-21 June 2010, Venue: Meeting IDB Bhaban, Dhaka Organized by : Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) Supported by : Canadian Int...