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, by Global Voices

USA: Mapping DREAM Act Online Youth Movements

Immigrant high school and university students in the United States have used the internet effectively in building activist networks to support the passing of a law called the DREAM act.
«I have been living in the U.S. for most of my life and now that i have graduated high school i can’t continue (...)

Iran’s Twitter Revolution

by Ari Berman / The Nation

Forget CNN or any of the major American "news" networks. If you want to get the latest on the opposition protests in Iran, you should be reading blogs, watching YouTube or following Twitter updates from Tehran, minute-by-minute.
Some absolutely riveting and thrilling reporting has been done (...)

, by IPS

Sri Lanka: Media Kept on Tight Leash

As the latest round of Asia’s longest-running guerrilla war winds down, scores of journalists here are experiencing intimidation and harassment for being critical of the military campaign against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
The issues currently in focus are the (...)

, by ASHTON Glenn

Media Concentration in South Africa: Where are we going?

SACSIS

The recent resignation of the editor of the Cape Times, Tyrone August, over what appears to be executive interference in the traditional structures of local newspapers, should set alarm bells ringing. His departure was evidently triggered by a shift towards the concentration of editing duties (...)

How Many Divisions?

Uri AVNERY

Nearly seventy years ago, in the course of World War II, a heinous crime was committed in the city of Leningrad. For more than a thousand days, a gang of extremists called “the Red Army” held the millions of the town’s inhabitants hostage and provoked retaliation from the German Wehrmacht from (...)

, by Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Cultivating Violence through Technology? Exploring the Connections Between Information Communication Technologies and Violence Against Women

Jac sm Kee, APC WNSP (Women’s networking support programme), 2005

In recent years, information communication technologies (ICTs) and violence against women (VAW) have become intricately entwined. This paper examines how ’new ICTs’ - digital technologies like the internet, multimedia and wireless phones - facilitate or enable a culture of VAW in the areas of (...)

, by The Global Information Society Watch

Global Information Society Watch 2008

How do we ensure access to the internet is a human right enjoyed by everyone?
This is one of the critical questions asked by an annual publication that highlights the importance of people’s access to information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure – and where and how countries are (...)

, by The Building Communication Opportunities (BCO)

BCO Impact Assessment Study

The final report

Building Communication Opportunities (BCO) is an alliance of development organisations concerned with information, communications and development issues. It was formed in 2004 with an initial three-year mandate to support activities which make use of information and communications resources and (...)

A report back from the iSummit ’08 labs

iSummit in Sapporo, Japan from 29 July to 1 August, 2008

During the final plenary session of the iSummit ’08, participants from each lab did a report back on what was achieved in their meetings and workshops over the last three days, and what their plans are for the future. The iSummit reporters collaborated on a final article to share their feedback (...)

, by GenderIT

Unequal protection, cyber crime and the internet in India

In assessing cyber crime legislation, policy makers and gender and development advocates must carefully consider the implications for privacy and information security. On the one hand, ICT have created opportunities to combat inequality through movements and communities against issues that were (...)

, by Haayo-Mediatic

Communication experts endorse alternative media

About 120 communication experts, meeting in Accra, have endorsed a blend of modern information and communication technologies with traditional and other alternative media forms to disseminate information for development in the globalised world.
The participants, from Africa, the Caribbeans and (...)

Media, Activism, and Change

Gender and Media Diversity Journal, Gender Links

The fourth edition of the Gender and Media Diversity Journal focuses on the topic of media, activism and change. It explores various aspects of media activism – how media itself plays an activist role and how activists are increasingly using the media more pro-actively on issues as diverse as (...)

Goodbye to freedom ? A survey of media freedom in 20 European countries

By the Association of European Journalists, November 2007

This Survey is written by journalists active in 20 member states of the Council of Europe, the main guardian of human rights and democracy for the continent. It provides a snapshot of the many different aspects of the continuing struggle for media freedom and independence, including violence (...)

, by APCNoticias

Software: free West Africa?

So as to play a part in the information society, free software could drive the computerisation of West Africa. But although migration to free software may be a development alternative, it first has to transit via organising the world of developers and navigate through the interests of (...)

, by GenderIT

The fight against female circumcision in West Africa transposed on the internet

by Sylvie Niombo

Sylvie Niombo, APC-Africa-Women Co-Coordinator, examines a role of information and communication technologies in the fight against female circumcision, a harmful practice carried out on over a hundred million girls and women in West African countries. She explores ’shadow areas’ through a closer (...)

, by AMARC

Freedom of Expression is a Fundamental Human Right

Résumé en français : Dans cette déclaration à l’occasion de la Conférence mondiale des télécommunications internationales qui s’est tenue à Dubaï du 3 au 14 décembre 2012, l’AMARC rappelle que "la radio doit d’être d’accès universel, gratuit et anonyme, et que l’accès au spectre pour les radios communautaires (...)