Being chosen as the 2015 Google fellow was and still is a surreal moment for me. Especially because I did not expect it and never thought out all the applicants I would be chosen. I would like to share my journey with you as to how I landed this great opportunity.
On 20 February, APC submitted its input to the consultation on the NETmundial Initative (NMI) terms of reference. The input affirmed APC’s principled stance towards supporting inclusive, transparent and democratic spaces in internet governance working in the public interest.
Between the 7th and the 13th of February, APC staff flew from different parts of the globe to attend a team meeting at Mopani, a camp in the northern region of the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Interview with Yvonne Oluoch: Winner of the #IncYOUBateIT competition hosted by Making All Voices Count
“In a continent where women form a majority of the population and half of the workforce, it is an anomaly that the percentage of women working in technology is less than 15%. Technology is one of the key factors driving Africa’s projected economic rise.
In 2015, APC in partnership with Article 19 will be leading the project Local Actions to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR).
The internet has been used by many across the world to discuss taboo topics, generate thoughts and reflections on (non-heteronormative) sexuality and gender, and to circumvent traditional censorship and mainstream narratives.