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How funny is this, Facebook? Pergamino 24 May 2013 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

“We, the undersigned, are writing to demand swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence on Facebook.” This is how the Open letter to Facebook begins. The kick-starter manifest of the wider campaign launched on 21 May 2013, under the n...

Participation in Cyber Stewards network reinforces Colnodo's work on tech-related violence against women
Participation in Cyber Stewards network reinforces Colnodo's work on tech-related violence against women 17 May 2013 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

Colnodo, APC member from Colombia and End violence: Women’s rights and safety online project partner, was accepted in 2012 to join the Cyber Stewards network of the Citizen Lab Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies. The networ...

World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Closing statement by civil society
World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Closing statement by civil society 17 May 2013 By AL for APCNews

Matthew Shears reading the statement as a representative of civil society.From 14-16 May the World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum took place in Geneva. APC and other civil society representatives presented a closing statement calling on the International Telecommunication Union and all participa...

APCNews interviews Alex Comninos on developing a cybersecurity agenda for civil society
APCNews interviews Alex Comninos on developing a cybersecurity agenda for civil society 16 May 2013 By Shawna Finnegan for APCNews

“While governments, militaries, intelligence agencies and the private sector are taking the lead in steering cybersecurity debate and policies, civil society needs to engage in cybersecurity on an equal footing.” As part of its Internet Rights are Human Rights project, APC has released a new iss...

WSIS Forum: Dialogue on integrating gender equality, women's empowerment and ICT
WSIS Forum: Dialogue on integrating gender equality, women's empowerment and ICT 15 May 2013 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

Many gender equality and women’s empowerment related events are taking place at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum from May 13-17 in Geneva. As “ICTs are increasingly leveraged as an innovative development tools because they promote more engaged and empowered citizens, flows of in...