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What's the point of the revolution if we can't tweet? Women Human Rights Defenders speak out

San Francisco

From the recent arrest of a Bahraini women’s rights activist over the content of her tweets to the threats made against Emma Watson after her speech to the United Nations, women who speak out for equality and justice too often face backlash and threats.

Syrian activist and blogger Razan Ghazzawi and Lebanese activist, blogger and APC’s EROTICS project coordinator Nadine Moawad were joined by Ka

Reflections on IGF 2014: Theresa Tafida, Fantsuam Foundation, Nigeria

Kafanchan

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Being part of IGF 2014 has been a unique opportunity for my personal and professional development.

Reflections on IGF 2014: Ariel Barbosa, Colnodo, Colombia

Bogotá

Photo: Ariel BarbosaPhoto: Ariel Barbosa

This year’s IGF in Istanbul drew more than 1,600 foreign participants and around 700 local participants, as well as a high number of government representatives from Turkey and other countries, including Colombia, with a delegation headed by the minister of ICT and the director of the communications

Inclusive crowdsourcing for internet freedom

Quezon City

_The following is a slightly edited version of Nica Dumlao’s contribution as one of the panellists at Workshop 157 entitled "Crowdsourcing a Magna Carta for the Web We Want", held during the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey on 4 September 2014.

Reflections on IGF 2014: Arturo Bregaglio, Radio Viva, Paraguay

Asunción

Participating in the 2014 IGF in Istanbul opened up a wide range of opportunities for both my own organisation and for APC, including new possibilities for partnerships, cooperation and impact.

Reflections on IGF 2014: Maksud Haque, Bangladesh Friendship Education Society (BFES)

Dhaka

I would like to thank my host APC and also everyone for contributing to the success of the ninth annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first time that I joined the IGF, the multi-stakeholder policy dialogue.

Reflections on IGF 2014: Nica Dumlao, Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), Philippines

Quezon City

On 2-5 September 2014, the Ninth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held at the Lufti Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Istanbul, Turkey. The event’s theme was "Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance".

I, together with FMA’s gender and ICT coordinator, Lisa García, participated in the IGF in Istanbul.

Violence against women and ICT in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A tricky place between raising awareness and lobbying for laws

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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.

Bits and bytes from my APNIC fellowship

Philippines

APNIC38 fellowsAPNIC38 fellowsIt’s been two weeks now since I attended the APNIC 38 conference but the good experience lingers ‒ meeting my co-fellows, meeting the network players in the region, relating with the friendly and helpful APNIC team, learning from the network experts, and last but not le

Facebook: The king laid bare and the drag queens

The social network created by Mark Zuckerberg recently suspended the profiles of drag queens whose pages were under their stage names.

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