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Miss Internet Bali: A huge step back for gender equality on internet governance

Climate change agenda (or lack thereof) at the 2013 IGF

Bali

In September at a Stockholm conference of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change climate scientists released a key report which concluded that global warming is human induced with at least 95 percent certainty (let’s be honest – we’ve known this for years).

Human rights on the internet: Snapshots from Indonesia and Kenya #IGF2013

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Two participants of APC’s training on human rights on the internet shared with us the main issues that they are facing in their countries and organisations.

Snapshots from day zero of the #IGF2013

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Human rights on the internet
Before the IGF officially started there was already a lot going on. Day zero was a day of pre-events, and APC organised a training session on human rights online.

Day zero of the IGF in tweets

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Read the storify story on APC’s human rights on the internet training.

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Freedom of expression: Where do we set the lines

Democratic Republic of Congo

The second African Internet Governance Forum istarted in Nairobi, Kenya just a day after a terrorist attack was launched on this African country.

The media reported 24 hours a day from the site of the attack; Twitter hashtags were created to make sure messages related to the crisis were passed on to the masses; and Facebook ready-to-use pictures of support to Kenya were circulated.

DRC: "Coming up with innovative ways of making the most of the existing infrastructures is a must"

Democratic Republic of Congo

It is 7Pm, under a streetlight, almost hundred students are gathering. All of them are trying to get the best of the yellow light coming on their notepads. It is school examination time, and the only place where there is electricity.

Zimbabwe: New SIM registration database law represses twin rights to privacy and expression

Harare, Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean government extended its reach into the private lives of its citizens this week by promulgating a new law establishing a central database of information about all mobile telephone users in the country.

Reflecting on the Human Rights Council as a space to halt mass surveillance

Johannesburg, South Africa

Last Friday the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council came to a close in Geneva.

Intermediary liability: The process of law making in Nigeria

As part of our work on intermediary liability in Nigeria, APC and Paradigm Initiative developed this reference text, which will be used as an input in workshops to advocate for best practice in internet intermediary regulatory measures in Nigeria.

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