Güneş Tavmen is the author of the Global Information Society Watch Special Report on Turkey, launched at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014. APC’s Elvira Truglia spoke to Tavmen during the IGF about the state of communications regulation in Turkey and what can be done to reverse the tide of restrictive policies.
Violence against women and ICT in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A tricky place between raising awareness and lobbying for laws
Our ambitious journey with our first Take Back the Tech! this year started on a really good note – media response.
For years now, the topic of violence against women that is happening through ICTs has not been “attractive” enough for our local media.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) strongly condemns the Turkish government for amending a law that tightens internet censorship. The law, which now grants the Telecommunications Directorate (TIB) extensive powers to block access to websites without a court order, comes on the heels of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul on 2-5 September 2014.
[img_assist|nid=19625|title=|desc=From the very beginning, the Pangea team has been part of APC, sharing its values and its path.
[img_assist|nid=19633|title=|desc=The Service’s nexus is the trilingual (Macedonian, Albanian and English) website, in addition to its social media presence, which during the year gathered over 10,000 fans and followers.
[img_assist|nid=19609|title=|desc=Photo taken in Tunis, the site of Alternatives’ regional training centre.
Beyond the “invisible work” of network support for the ngo.ro community, the StrawberryNet team has implemented an ICT education project for students aged eight to ten.
The decline of freedom of speech in Bulgaria is no surprise, with the country steadily receiving record low ratings within the EU from Freedom House, Reporters Without Borders and other international watchdogs.
As a part of “our Take Back the Tech!