Strategic use of the internet

Digital Natives want to Take Back the Tech!
Digital Natives want to Take Back the Tech! 02 September 2010 LC

Nighat wins!Digital rights activist in Pakistan, Nighat Dad writes in her blog “I came to the first day of the workshop with my own ideas of what the term “Digital Natives” can mean. But when I arrived, I saw mirrored in every participant’s eyes an eager and keen curiosity to explore the term further, and to contribute their own interpretations to the community.” Digital Natives – the initiative, not the generation – is a new project that was started by CIS India with fu...

Towards an EngageMedia strategic plan
Towards an EngageMedia strategic plan 15 July 2010 EngageMedia

Over the past five years EngageMedia has established itself as a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region. We are now entering a new phase and with it, a strategic plan to guide us through the next few years. A few months ago we had been approved funding from the Open Society Institute to write a strategic plan that would see the organisation build on ...

"Telling stories has this amazing power..."
"Telling stories has this amazing power..." 16 June 2010 Erika Smith

As part of APC WNSP´s MDG3 project Take Back the Tech! to eliminate violence against women taking place in 12 countries, a Feminist Tech Exchange on digital storytelling took place in Pakistan the second week of June with APC member Bytes for All and local partner Jehan Ara, passionate Take Back the Tech activist and president of P@SHA, the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES....

The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up
The Feminist Tech eXchange - more than just a meet up 14 June 2010 APC

In 2008, APC member Women’sNet partnered with the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP) to bring the first Feminist Tech Exchange to South Africa. Preceding the AWID Forum held in Cape Town for delegates from around the world, the Feminist Tech Exchange was an enormously successful training exchange event. In 2009 Women’sNet was se...

eINDIA 2010 awards - nominations now open online
eINDIA 2010 awards - nominations now open online 11 May 2010 LC

eINDIA 2010 award nominations are now open online. Nominations are being accepted from individual participants, government organisations, NGOs, private institutions and enterprises, who have transformed a development opportunity into a sustainable enterprise through innovative use of ICTs. Please visit the eINDIA Awards website to learn more.

Does social networking make sense for government institutes?
Does social networking make sense for government institutes? 10 May 2010 Erika Smith

Doing a search for women´s institutes in Mexico yields few results – even though all women´s institutes are required by law to have websites. Mexico´s 2002 transparency law was heralded as key to ending corruption, a vindication of citizens’ right to know. Getting info out of the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information (IFAI) may not be crystal clear (in fact, women´s ele...

Networking Networks: Looking back to look ahead
Networking Networks: Looking back to look ahead 27 April 2010 Chad Lubelsky

Lots going on with the network of networks for a free and open internet project. First and foremost, apologies for the silence. At first it didn’t seem like there was too much to write about, and then it seemed like there was too much to write about. Lesson learned: Happy mediums are difficult to come by and chasing after them is quixotic at best. So what’s new? We are moving ...

Drupal … can it be used by non-developers?
Drupal … can it be used by non-developers? 27 April 2010 philippe bodart

If you enjoy tweaking the code that makes up the framework of a website, then Drupal is probably for you. This advanced content management system is more a developer platform than a traditional CMS. Its not to say that only developers can use the system though, but to say that they will feel more at home here than in the other two. Interestingly, being more developer friendly does not automatic...

Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting
Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting 21 April 2010

The Network of Networks project aims to strengthen civil society influence in global public policy spaces that deal with internet policy issues through building a transglobal network of policy advocates working for an open and just information society. To do so we want to increase the capacity of organizations to understand, to intervene and to collaborate on internet governance issues. An advi...

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