Strategic use of the internet

D-Island - Meeting and Collaborative Space for Development Practitioners
D-Island - Meeting and Collaborative Space for Development Practitioners 28 October 2010

D-Island is an open development space offered by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and their partners for the international development community.

Join education activists in Palestine on Saturday online
Join education activists in Palestine on Saturday online 27 October 2010

Activists from cities around the world will meet on-line with Palestinian activists on Saturday, October 30, at 14:00 GMT (16:00 in Bethlehem) a to develop a joint program of educational rights. The workshop is organised by APC member in the US May First/People Link’s part of the World Education Forum being held in Palestine this year. Photo: WEF    

Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy - Technical Guidelines
Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy - Technical Guidelines 19 October 2010

This guide was developed by The Association for Progressive Communications APC for the project Impact 2.0 – New mechanisms for linking research and policy. The development was supported by Fundación Comunica2. The guide is aimed towards providing the national focal points in Peru, Uruguay and Ecuador with guidelines for how Web 2.0 tools can be used to facilitate participatory policy mak...

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

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.

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

Over the past five years EngageMedia has established itself as a leading distribution platform of social justice videos from the Asia-Pacific Region.

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

As part of APC WNSP´s MDG3 project “Take Back the Tech!

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

A woman at the FTX training learns to use a digital cameraIn 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.

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

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

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.

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

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.