Strategic use of the internet

Can social networking give a leg-up to the poor?
Can social networking give a leg-up to the poor? 30 March 2009

Can Facebook and YouTube help the poor tackle their pressing problems? Or is this promise just hype? One is faced with tough questions: Can “Web 2.0 tools” directly influence the poor themselves? Can those interested in poverty work do better to start with the “situation” rather than the “technology”? Or should one think big and dream of a network of networks encompassing a billion children and their teachers, families and friends — nearly all o...

Citizens’ Participation And Political Rejuvenation In India
Citizens’ Participation And Political Rejuvenation In India 15 March 2009

It seems the efforts of people like Mr.Praveen Dalal are finally appreciated and have

FTX – A new way to bring together feminist techies and the women’s movement
FTX – A new way to bring together feminist techies and the women’s movement 10 March 2009

APC women’s Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) is training a key group of women’s rights advocates particularly those living in the developing world in essential internet, audio and other technical skills to enable them to use technology to most effectively document abuses, build knowledge, disseminate information, mobilise support and amplify pressures for change.

Capacitating civil society for an equitable and prosperous Southern African society
Capacitating civil society for an equitable and prosperous Southern African society 09 March 2009

What are some of the most important challenges South African NGOs face in their communication and networking efforts? According to SANGONeT’s IT Programme Officer Botswang Kgeledi, limited ICT resources and knowledge are among the biggest challenges to effective communication and networking. Hear more about how SANGONeT is capacitating civil society with new tools to learn to make the mo...

Best Legal Information And Cyber Law Portals Of India
Best Legal Information And Cyber Law Portals Of India 08 March 2009

Legal information is a very important for almost all the segments of a society. However, there is a dearth of Law portals and web sites in India.

Feminist Tech Exchange
Feminist Tech Exchange 05 March 2009

Feminist Tech eXchange (FTX) creates safe, creative and feminist spaces of exchange and experience where the politics and practice of technology are informed by local and contextual realities of women, and build collective knowledge and ownership.

MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women
MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women 18 February 2009

As part of Millennium Development Goal 3 to promote gender equality we are working with women in 12 countries to use technology to end violence against women – and to fight violence carried out online or on mobiles.  

Choike, a different kind of Facebook “friend”
Choike, a different kind of Facebook “friend” 12 February 2009

Facebook is not just a way to get back in touch with old classmates from school or see what your “friends” are up to. Activists around the world are taking advantage of this new virtual space to expand their reach and establish more immediate and interactive contact with individuals and organisations from an ever wider range of backgrounds. ITeM, an APC member in Uruguay, talked wit...

Ushahidi DRC page - chronicling the crisis in Eastern DRC
Ushahidi DRC page - chronicling the crisis in Eastern DRC 13 November 2008

We need your help your help in getting the word out about the Ushahidi DRC page (http://drc.ushahidi.com). We are hoping to increase