Strategic use of the internet

Metamorphosis Foundation
Metamorphosis Foundation 19 December 2007

Metamorphosis Foundation works on strengthening the awareness and capacity of citizens and civil society to assume their fullest possible role as activists for democracy, while supporting government to fulfill its democratic role in serving society. Founded in 2004 it's based in Skopje, North Macedonia. The main activities of the organisation include lobbying and advocacy in order to make the social and legal environment more conducive to ICT development; educational and informative efforts, ...

GenARDIS 10 December 2007

The Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) small grants fund was developed in 2002 to support work on gender-related issues in ICTs for agricultural and rural development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific regions. In 2008, the third round of small grants was issued, and projects are currently being implemented.

APC@GK3: Let’s go to the movies
APC@GK3: Let’s go to the movies 10 December 2007 APC

Jayalakshmi Chittoor, from the Indian organisation i4d, was attending the Telecentre Leaders Forum and we met in the corridor. We had 15 minutes to talk about future collaboration and we ended up talking about the Film Festival, a initiative that shows how technology changes people’s lives through video. That’s GK3, the Global Knowledge Conference that officially starts tomorrow in Kuala Lu...

Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! 10 December 2007

Take Back the Tech! is a call to everyone, especially women and girls, to take control of technology to end violence against women. It is a global, collaborative campaign project that highlights the problem of tech-related violence against women, together with research and solutions from around the world. Take Back the Tech! leads several campaigns at various points in the year, but our biggest...

Women'sNet 06 November 2007

Women’sNet works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). It provides training and promotes content that supports women, girls, and women’s and gender organisations and networks to take control of their own content and ICT use. Recognising that ICTs are a gendered tool, Women’sNet seeks to address gen...

Harambee 23 October 2007

The Harambee project is designed to support increased capacity among both the project’s initiators and a range of Africa-based networks and communities to coordinate and facilitate the interactions of their respective constituencies.

Blogs Open Communication in Cambodia
Blogs Open Communication in Cambodia 11 October 2007 APC

A Cambodian blogger asked recently whether former King Norodom Sihanouk should be considered the country’s founding father of blogging. He got no definitive answer. Cambodian blog watchers say the 84-year-old monarch may not have known he was blogging when he unveiled his Web site, updated daily by his staff since 2002 with his views on national affairs, correspondence with his admirers ...

Forum Europe-China: IT systems on the age of the Internet
Forum Europe-China: IT systems on the age of the Internet 08 October 2007 APC

Citizens in China and Europe from the academia, NGO, companies, government met in Liège (Belgium) to exchange perspectives and discuss on the topic of Information Society and the Internet in China and Europe. The workshop on “IT systems on the age of the Internet” (4-5 October) was the first step of the China-Europe Forum (6-7 October).

Bangladesh: Government urged not to ink any deal with IMF
Bangladesh: Government urged not to ink any deal with IMF 18 September 2007 The Daily Star

Speakers at a discussion in Dhaka on September 17 asked Bangadesh’s government not to sign any agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to protect the country’s interests. APC-member VOICE demanded transparency and accountability on the part of the government.

Shut-down campaign for British care workers goes back online and campaigners use new e-tactics
Shut-down campaign for British care workers goes back online and campaigners use new e-tactics 17 September 2007 APC

A couple of weeks ago we blogged that workers employed in care homes in north London (UK) were told by their employer — a private company called Fremantle — that their wages were being cut by 30%, their hours increased, their sick pay become a thing of the past, and their pensions reduced, triggering an online campaign from LabourStart which was then taken offline following let...

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