APC Talk

ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report 09 December 2016

The Global Information Society Watch report last year (GISWatch) dealt explicitly with internet and sexual rights, and this year the report examines the link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the internet. ESC rights are fundamental to movements that dea...

Algorithmic discrimination and the feminist politics of being in the data 09 December 2016

Image source: Gisela Giardino, Flickr Concern with the role Facebook may or may not have played in swaying the outcome of the U.S.

Beyond the offline-online binary – why women need a new global social contract
Beyond the offline-online binary – why women need a new global social contract 09 December 2016 Anita Gurumurthy

Original artwork by Flavia Fascendini The non-territorial, transborder Internet has overlaid layers of complexity to the human rights debate.

Economic, Social, Cultural Rights and the Internet: The Feminist Take
Economic, Social, Cultural Rights and the Internet: The Feminist Take 09 December 2016 GenderIT.org

Does the internet make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that our edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer.

Inside the Information Society: What should we seek from this week’s Internet Governance Forum?
Inside the Information Society: What should we seek from this week’s Internet Governance Forum? 05 December 2016 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post sets out aspirations for this week’s Internet Governance Forum.

The internet shutdown in Gambia: Our story
The internet shutdown in Gambia: Our story 05 December 2016 Poncelet Ileleji

The following is an email message sent to the staff of APC and the members of the APC network on 3 December by Poncelet Ileleji, an APC individual member in Gambia.

Inside the Information Society: What does the latest ICT Development Index tell us?
Inside the Information Society: What does the latest ICT Development Index tell us? 28 November 2016 David Souter

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post is about the latest edition of the ITU’s ICT Development Index.

In the words of Snowden, spying on journalists in Quebec “is a radical attack on journalism of the free press”
In the words of Snowden, spying on journalists in Quebec “is a radical attack on journalism of the free press” 24 November 2016 Dr. Evan Light and Dr. Stéphane Couture, Communications Program, Glendon

It was revealed this week that at least seven journalists in Quebec, working for Radio-Canada, La Presse and La Journal de Montréal, have been spied on by the Montreal police (SPVM) and Quebec provincial police (SQ). Further revelations have shown journalists to have been under surveillance sinc...