APC Talk

AWID Forum: "This is a story about the present, told as the past, from the gaze of the future" 10 September 2016

The APC Women’s Rights Programme organised several activities during the 13th AWID International Forum (#AWIDForum), where more than a thousand activists, researchers and feminist techies got together between 8 and 11 September to discuss feminist futures and build collective power for rights a...

How regional engagement can benefit a human rights defender 05 September 2016

Early last year, I disclosed to a small group of people at work how unstimulated I have become. One of the terrifying words I had used at a group coaching session was “blasé”.    

Inside the Information Society: What about the workers?
Inside the Information Society: What about the workers? 26 August 2016 David Souter

From: Women Working In Industry, Department of Labor. Women’s Bureau. (Flickr Commons) *_David Souter’s weekly blog for APC about the Information Society returns today from its summer/winter break.

I delete myself: Anonymity and sexuality online
I delete myself: Anonymity and sexuality online 24 August 2016 Smita

Cyberspace has given the queer woman a chance to problematise the existing gender and sexual identities which, like any identity, are not static. It allows her to create and occupy spaces which will give her freedom and power in a way that the misogynistic physical world cannot provide.

Building digital technologies
Building digital technologies 12 August 2016 Evelin Heidel - Scann from Altermundi

The inclusion of women in the building of technology (and specially, of digital technologies) is an issue that has got the attention of a variety of groups, from policy makers to researchers, public organisations, NGOs and entrepreneurs, and also of course groups that describe themselves as femin...

Interview with Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project, at World Forum on Free Media
Interview with Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project, at World Forum on Free Media 10 August 2016 Greg Macdougall of EquitableEducation.ca

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Inside the Information Society: ‘Information for all’ and the power of intermediaries
Inside the Information Society: ‘Information for all’ and the power of intermediaries 05 August 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 is about the growing role of intermediaries in information access. The Internet, we all agree, has transformed access to information.

Assessing domain name management systems in Africa: Take part in the survey!
Assessing domain name management systems in Africa: Take part in the survey! 03 August 2016 Southern African Communications Forum

An in-depth study of the DNS ecosystem in Africa has been commissioned by ICANN, and the project implementation team, led by the Southern African Communications Forum (SACF), is appealing to the technical community in Africa to make the study a success by completing the online survey at “http:/...