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MDG3 mid-term assessment and planning meeting
MDG3 mid-term assessment and planning meeting 28 January 2010

This meeting is part of the MDG3: Strengthening women’s strategic use of ICTs to combat violence against women and girls project run by the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP).

Alternatives under attack from conservative gov't: Pledge your support
Alternatives under attack from conservative gov't: Pledge your support 10 December 2009 KAH

Today hundreds of people will march through Montreal in support of APC member Alternatives – a non-profit organisation which has helped thousands of people living in some of the most difficult situations in the world. Alternatives has come under attack from the right-wing Conservative government in Canada and it is rumoured faces savage funding cuts which could threaten its existence. Join the Facebook campaign to Save Alternatives and send your letters of support.

Day 8 of Take Back the Tech! The Great Pornography Debate - What's the harm?
Day 8 of Take Back the Tech! The Great Pornography Debate - What's the harm? 02 December 2009 Take Back the Tech!

Is porn harmful? Does it contribute to violence against women? Should it be censored? Is it misunderstood? Are there many types of sexual expressions that get clumped under one category of "pornography"? Does the internet actually provide opportunities to allow for more diverse expression of sexualities? Does it have benefits instead? What kind? Who should regulate it? The user of porn? The ma...

Anti-censorship and surveillance group censored at the Internet forum in Egypt
Anti-censorship and surveillance group censored at the Internet forum in Egypt 15 November 2009 FMA

A poster promoting a new book called "Access Controlled" was removed by the IGF's organisers who claimed a sentence in the poster violated UN policy. The sentence in question reads "The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China's famous "Great Firewall of China" is one of the first national Internet filtering systems."

APC condemns seizure of .hn by coup leaders
APC condemns seizure of .hn by coup leaders 30 September 2009 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) condemns the precipitated and unilateral decision of the coup government in Honduras to take over management of the .hn domain and affirms our solidarity with the long-time domain administrators, RDS, a pioneer provider of internet services especially oriented to civil society networks in Central America. APC calls for immediate dialogue with...

Freedom of expression
Freedom of expression 01 August 2009 Cihat

Universal Human Rights on the world of ideas and has the right to freedom of expression by Beyannameasine.

What defines ‘adult content’ and what exactly do you mean by explicit?
What defines ‘adult content’ and what exactly do you mean by explicit? 22 July 2009 KAH

APC’s women’s programme has started a really cool research project on sexuality and the internet.

Training workshop on Community Radio: Operation, Management and Sustainable Planning
Training workshop on Community Radio: Operation, Management and Sustainable Planning 03 July 2009 AHM Bazlur Rahman

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) organized training workshop on Community Radio: Operation, Management and Sustainable Planning supported by Free Voice. The workshop was organized from 14-16 June, 2009 in Dhaka. The objective of the workshop is to clarify the Community Radio concept and its strategies of operation, different aspects of CR management and sustainable p...

Open Net Initiative-Asia: Gender Research Framework on Censorship & Surveillance Practices
Open Net Initiative-Asia: Gender Research Framework on Censorship & Surveillance Practices 30 June 2009

APC and the women’s programme are taking a closer look at internet censorship and surveillance practices from a gender perspective, which takes into account its potential impact to women’s rights and realities and how gender considerations affect the development of research methodologies. In collaboration with APC WNSP member, Heike Jensen and the Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia...

APC strategic priorities for 2009-12: The challenges and opportunities  to using internet for social justice today
APC strategic priorities for 2009-12: The challenges and opportunities to using internet for social justice today 14 May 2009 APC

After several days of intense debate, APC members identified six issues as the key strategic areas that APC must tackle in the next five years: advocating for affordable internet access for all, ICTs and the environment, building the “information commons” , defending internet rights, critical and creative engagement of emerging technologies from a social change perspective and improving gov...

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