Through the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights project, APC will facilitate national initiatives and support human rights campaigns in ten countries across the globe where opportunity, capacity and momentum already exist.
VOICE, an APC member in Bangladesh, denounces new legislation that will increase punishment for destroying computer data with malicious intent, transferring data without proper authority, hacking, and releasing vulgar and defaming information, thereby seriously endangering citizens’ right to privacy and human rights at large.
As sustainable development was being discussed in the UN Conference Rio+20, The Guardian asked a number of activists and researchers what they thought about the conference and which changes they had seen since the first summit 20 years ago. Read what APC member VOICE’s Ahmed Swapan Mahmud had to say about Bangladesh.
Ever want to help shape a national ICT policy? Now is your chance to help formulate Bangladesh’s digital strategy. One of the oldest information and communication technology networks for development in South Asia, BytesforAll, has partnered with UNDP Bangladesh’s Access to Information (A2I) programme and the national government organise a global online consultation, in order to sh...
A new APC-wide GreeningIT initiative aims to address two critical challenges: How can national ICT policy environments address ICTs, environmental sustainability and climate change; and how can ICTs be used more sustainably by ICTD practitioners, civil society organisations and service providers?
A two-day training was held by VOICE on March 18th and 19th 2008 in Dhaka on information and communication technologies (ICTs). Online media and communication such as blogs and digital photography were expored. The creation, editing, optimisation and transferral of media for the web were of prime interest to the participants from non-profit organisations.
VOICE is a rights-based, activist organisation working mainly on the issues of food sovereignty, aid effectiveness, economic justice, and the right to information and communication, both in Bangladesh and on a global scale. By building a broader constituency of alternative voices to the "mainstream development discourse" through research and public education, VOICE is taking a stand against unj...
Bytesforall is a networked space for citizens in South Asia. It experiments, highlights and organises debate on the relevance of ICT to development activities. Bytesforall has more than 2,000 subscribers and 10 admin members who run the network. Bytesforall does not have any formal structure, yet the organisation undertakes different projects through its members' personal capacity, contrib...
Bangladesh Friendship Education Society (BFES) is a non-governmental development organisation based in Bangladesh. It was established in 1993 with a view to support education projects in rural areas. The founders work in the fields of education and development.