Strategic use of the internet

Closer Than Ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to start working online
Closer Than Ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to start working online 24 June 2011 Margarita Salas

This guide brings together the voices of APC members, partners (people and groups we work with – online of course), consultants and staff and shares their views and experience on working online for social change. Their perspectives are the basis for this guide. This guide is organised in a sequence that follows the level of importance that the people interviewed placed on each issue. For example, the first chapter is about people, because there was general consensus among the interviewees t...

US leads the charge in building 'shadow internet'
US leads the charge in building 'shadow internet' 15 June 2011 grady

The US State Department has been practically throwing money at activists and entrepreneurs in an effort to build independent internet networks for citizens of repressive regimes. This comes as part of a wider US effort to help internet users, particularly human rights activists, evade government censorship and surveillance. Oh America, I’ve misjudged you. Don’t think I haven’t forgotten about the whole Wikileaks thing. But this is pretty cool, guys. The concept is simple...

Last week the G8, this week the UN: APC helps Access Now campaign in Geneva
Last week the G8, this week the UN: APC helps Access Now campaign in Geneva 02 June 2011

Major international decisions are being made about the internet in the coming weeks – decisions that could affect the internet as we know it forever. Last week, tens of thousands of you successfully petitioned the G8 to keep its hands off our internet after a stunning press conference right in the middle of the event in Paris. This week we need to step up again! The United Nations Human R...

New manual teaches how to bypass censorship over the internet
New manual teaches how to bypass censorship over the internet 26 May 2011 David Lightman

Governments surveillance and filtration on the internet is increasing. The free-flow of information and the possibilities brought on by new information and communication technologies have become threats to the authoritarian regimes of the world. In these countries, internet users must learn to bypass the control mechanisms that have been implemented by their governments. In response to this n...

Be part of the online media revolution!
Be part of the online media revolution! 16 May 2011 APC

The International Press Institute is now taking applications for the IPI Press Contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage the expansion of online free media in Africa, the Middle East and Europe by working with mobile, digital and open-source technology. For- and non-profit organizations and individuals are encouraged to submit proposals for the future of news and digital media, with the...

Study shows new media increases youth's civic engagement
Study shows new media increases youth's civic engagement 01 March 2011 Grady

The study, conducted by the Youth and Participatory Politics research network, found that contrary to commonly held beliefs those who used new media and social networking were more likely to be politically engaged. Not only were these youth more interested in politics, but their involvement went beyond online petitions and into real-world political activism. This flies in the face of the com...

New mechanisms for linking research & policy – Initial workshop
New mechanisms for linking research & policy – Initial workshop 18 February 2011

Thirty people, including participants, resource people and expert trainers, will participate in a two-day workshop in Kingston, Jamaica 22-23 February 2011. The workshop is the initial activity of an expert programme on new mechanisms for linking research and policy and will cover fundamentals in communication planning, audio visual production, data visualisation techniques and Web 2.0 strategi...

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