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Media Roundtable for 'Click Against Violence: Taking 16 Days of Activism Online'
Media Roundtable for 'Click Against Violence: Taking 16 Days of Activism Online' 10 November 2010

APC Women (www.apcwomen.org) and Inter Press Service Africa (www.ips.org/africa) are co-hosting a media roundtable entitled ‘Click Against Violence: Taking 16 Days of Activism Online’, to discuss online Gender Based Violence and resources available to cover the issue.

South Africans use transgender community website to “rehearse” their new identities
South Africans use transgender community website to “rehearse” their new identities 30 April 2010 Jeanne Prinsloo

Two out of three gay South African respondents to an online survey said that going online had helped them accept their sexual orientation and many admitted to coming out online before they did so offline. But the voices of transgender people rarely appear in studies and surveys. To address the gap, APC EroTICs researcher Jeanne Prinsloo of the University of Grahamstown looks at the use of a transgender site which provides a critical space for trans people to lurk and listen to ideas and debat...

Internet Governance and Information Society: Developing an African Strategy - An agenda for African MPs
Internet Governance and Information Society: Developing an African Strategy - An agenda for African MPs 17 November 2009 Anriette Esterhuysen

Presentation on internet governance, information society and developing a strategy for African MPs. The presentation looks at current processes an institutions, how MPs can approach Internet governance and finally suggests some activities for MPs.

South Africa elections 2009: E-campaigns, the "f' word, and new political movements
South Africa elections 2009: E-campaigns, the "f' word, and new political movements 14 May 2009

The recent South African elections, held on April 22 2009, seem to be the most vibrant yet to grip the country. Political parties launched their manifestos and a striking issue was the absence of women’s concerns in the political parties’ agenda, in spite of the fact that women formed the majority of this years registered voters. This special edition newsletter on gender and politic...

South Africa: Calls for broadband strategy
South Africa: Calls for broadband strategy 04 March 2009 Audra Mahlong

South African tech site, ITWeb, interviews APC’s Willie Currie on the forum being convened by APC and SANGONeT along with South Africa Connect and the Shuttleworth Foundation with the aim of drawing up a framework for a national broadband strategy.

South African National Broadband Forum
South African National Broadband Forum 20 February 2009

Access to broadband is an imperative for the full expression of citizenship in today’s world. With affordable broadband, the enormous potential for socio-economic, cultural, and educational development in South Africa can be realised. The Association for Progressive Communications; South Africa Connect; SANGONeT (Southern African NGO Network); and The Shuttleworth Foundation are convening a...

Joseph Sekiku
Joseph Sekiku 23 October 2008

<p>Photo taken by Ian Howard</p>

Short-listed GenARDIS III candidates announced
Short-listed GenARDIS III candidates announced 10 September 2008 Jennifer Radloff

The Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in the Information Society (GenARDIS) Small Grants Fund is delighted to announce that twenty projects have been short-listed as possible GenARDIS grantees. The short-listed proposals come from sixteen countries in Africa and the Caribbean, ranging from the Dominican Republic and St. Vincent on over the Atlantic Ocean to rock-skip throughout western ...

New West African alliance to make internet more accessible names president
New West African alliance to make internet more accessible names president 16 July 2008 FD

Sylvie SyiamThe president of the Cameroonian non profit organisation and APC-member PROTEGE QV, Sylvie Siyam Siwe, was elected president of the GOREeTIC on Friday June 20 2008 in Senegal. She was unanimously voted in as the first president of the GOREeTIC nework – a newly created group of journalists, activists and ICT4D advocates who intend to make internet policy reform a top priority.

PROTEGE QV celebrates the 2008 internet day in Cameroon
PROTEGE QV celebrates the 2008 internet day in Cameroon 06 June 2008 PROTEGE QV

PROTEGE QV talks about the celebrations of the internet day in Cameroon. They were busy organising workshops, exhibiting new tools and helping young people how to find new jobs through the net.

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