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[huridocs-tech] APCNews 143 Internet rights are human rights, digital migration, digital stories - 13/06/11

2011-06-15 21:48:08

------------APCNEWS 143 ­ INTERNET RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS, DIGITAL
MIGRATION, DIGITAL STORIES ­ 13/06/11------------
 
APCNews 143 ­ Internet rights are human rights, digital migration, digital
 
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APCNews ­ 13 June 2011 ­ Year XI Issue 143
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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Egypt: Court fines Mubarak and Vodafone for communications blackouts
MONTEVIDEO (APC for APCNews) - APC welcomes the recent ruling of an Egyptian
court that fined former president Mubarak and two of his aides $90 million for
cutting internet and cell phones communications during the Egyptian revolution
earlier this year. 

New research on digital migration in West Africa offers solutions
JOHANNESBURG (APC) - African countries committed to migrating from analogue to
digital broadcasting by 2015 ­ but migration won't be easy or cheap. Findings
provide the data and tools for broadcasters and regulators to make informed
decisions.

Connect your rights! Internet rights are human rights
MONTEVIDEO (AL for APCNews) - With our coverage of APC's event on human rights
and the internet at the Human Rights Council in Geneva earlier this month, we've
launched a new web space. Find all our content related to these issues in one
place.

Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN
report

KUALA LUMPUR (JK for GenderIT.org) - 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.
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Out of the shadows: Filipino youth survivors of violence transform the personal
into the digital

MANILA (Ava Vivian Gonzales for APC) ­ The narrator of “The Shape of My
Youth†recalls how two years previously, a relative sold her for US$ 23. She
was just 12. But this and other digital stories [
http://www.apc.org/en/%252Fen/glossary/6 ] produced by a group of young
Filipinos are not just stories of betrayal ­ they are also stories of hope.

Survey request: Research needs in the field of ICTs, climate change and water

JOHANNESBURG (AF for APCNews) - The International Development Research Centre
needs your input in order to develop its research funding agenda related to
ICTs, climate change and water. The deadline for the survey is Monday, June 27
2011.
Fill out the survey : [ http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J2MQBD5 ]

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― WHAT’S HOT ON APC.ORG ―

Connect your rights!
Internet rights are human rights

Human rights are for people not PCs, say APC's Joy Liddicoat

APC event at the UN Human rights council
Watch the video

New research on digital migration in West Africa

Why is APC doing this research?

Intro to the issues, challenges & benefits

Overview of strategies including state of play in the 16 West African nations

New research on Ghana  [ http://www.apc.org/en/node/12209/ ], Nigeria [
http://www.apc.org/en/node/12211/ ] and Senegal [in French] [

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