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EngageMedia
EngageMedia 23 February 2008

EngageMedia is a media, technology and culture organisation focused on the strategic use of video to address critical social and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It works with independent film-makers, video activists, technologists, campaigners and social movements to generate wider audiences for their vital messages and move people to action. EngageMedia aims to demystify and provide access to new video distribution technologies, create an online archive of independent v...

Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef)
Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef) 23 January 2008

Nupef is a private, autonomous, non-profit organization founded in 2009, whose mission is to to generate conditions for the exercise of digital citizenship, working in the defense of democracy, of the access to knowledge, of freedom of expression, privacy and cultural diversity, among other fundamental rights. Presently, Nupef’s works is organized around four main programs: Advocating, raising awareness and building capacity on ICT policies and Internet New rhetoric and forms of express...

APC@GK3: Update on current civil & political rights situation in Malaysia
APC@GK3: Update on current civil & political rights situation in Malaysia 12 December 2007 APC

As you might be aware of, GK3 is happening smack bang in the middle of a strange moment in Malaysia. We are anticipating our next elections sometime very soon. A Coalition on Free & Fair Elections (BERSIH – meaning ‘clean’ in Malay) was formed, and organised a peaceful demonstration on this issue. This demonstration sort of catalysed a series of events which is resultin...

APC@GK3: Opening session: let’s engage in ICT4D. But what about human rights?
APC@GK3: Opening session: let’s engage in ICT4D. But what about human rights? 11 December 2007 APC

The third Global Knowledge Conference, or GK3, has officially started today. The words “emerging people, emerging markets and emerging technologies”, the three main topics that structure this conference, were repeated many times by the speakers (which included the deputy prime minister of Malaysia). The words “human rights” or “freedom”, however, weren not mentioned not even once. T...

To act now or not act: Clash of views on content regulation at internet forum
To act now or not act: Clash of views on content regulation at internet forum 13 November 2007 APC

Today I sat in a workshop in Rio de Janeiro. A workshop in Rio de Janeiro? A capoeira, volleyball or football workshop, you must be thinking. Even though I’m just 25 metres away from a beautiful beach, imagine, I sat in a room in a hotel, full of people with laptops… on their laps. Such is life in the second Internet Governance Forum. And let me tell you that it’s worth it. One of the 97 ...

Yahoo settles its China lawsuit
Yahoo settles its China lawsuit 13 November 2007 APC

Yahoo has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it on behalf of several Chinese dissidents, according to papers filed in a California court. According to BBC News, Yahoo has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it on behalf of several Chinese dissidents, according to papers filed in a California court. No details have been given of the settlement but Yahoo will be covering legal cost...

Free Culture House
Free Culture House 06 November 2007 APC

iCommons announces a new project called the ‘Free Culture House’ project, recognising the growing importance of physical spaces in building the kinds of communities that will spread the global commons. The creative and information commons is by its nature a virtual and intangible thing, and having a physical space where people can learn from and talk to one another, becomes more and more im...

The internet is for porn? kaBLOG on harmful content - 1 November 2007
The internet is for porn? kaBLOG on harmful content - 1 November 2007 30 October 2007 APC

Are you troubled by pornographic materials on the internet? Do you consider it damaging? Or is it a valid expression of fantasy or of diverse forms of sexualities? Have you been harmed by sexually explicit and/or violent content through information and communications technologies? How have you dealt with this in your own use of the internet, mobile phone etc.? Share your thoughts! APC WNSP inv...

Panel considers internet access and freedom of expression
Panel considers internet access and freedom of expression 09 October 2007 APC

Graciela Selaimen of APC member organization RITS (Information Network for the Third Sector) was one of three panellists invited to speak about internet rights during the session Know your rights: Article 19 in cyberspace, on 7 October 2007, the first day of the International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) conference. Graciela Selaimen of APC member organization RITS (Information Netwo...

Nothing succeeds like success!
Nothing succeeds like success! 08 October 2007 APC

…So not only, Musharraf was exploiting public money but the money received purely for development purposes. Since Musharraf is "darling of the west", so am sure that nobody will question him or his Government on this outrageous expenditure and all the audits and reports will be cleared with no problems. Well, since last evening, its all government sponsored celebrations, dancing horses, l...

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