Strategic use of the internet

Online conferencing tools for development practitioners: Finding your path to the right conferencing solution
Online conferencing tools for development practitioners: Finding your path to the right conferencing solution 28 September 2011 Karel Novotný and Cheekay Cinco

Choosing the best conferencing platform is hard when online tools change constantly. Here’s help in the form of a practical guide.

"Gay Girl in Damascus" needs to Man Up, says APC
"Gay Girl in Damascus" needs to Man Up, says APC 27 June 2011 APC

Tom MacMaster’s masquerading as blogger activist “Gay Girl in Damascus” was harmful, say APC in a statement, and endangers the right to use the internet anonymously.

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.

Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN report
Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN report 03 June 2011 JK

Efforts to mitigate violence against women online can backfire explains a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council. APC covered women’s issues and the internet at the HRC in a special edition of the policy and gender bulletin GenderIT.org.

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. This week the United Nations Human Rights Council will receive its first ever official report on freedom of expression online – and APC is helping deliver the message to the UN in Geneva.

From Islamabad to Geneva, Feminist Tech Exchanges creates young reporter
From Islamabad to Geneva, Feminist Tech Exchanges creates young reporter 01 June 2011 LC

After attending APC WNSP’s Feminist Tech Exchange in Islamabad, 24 year old lawyer and activist Sana Masood attended the she never imagined it would lead her to be a young reporter for the International Committee of the Red Cross. View her new digital story Pakistan: Youth in armed violence. Photo © ICRC / Gassmann Thierry

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.

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.