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From a RightsCon panel to a digital app

Islamabad, Pakistan

A design-thinking workshop was held in Islamabad to understand the challenges faced by different stakeholders and brainstorm the design and shape of Muavin. Photo:MMfD.A design-thinking workshop was held in Islamabad to understand the challenges faced by different stakeholders and brainstorm the design and shape of Muavin. Photo:MMfD.It was in 1996 that John Perry Barlow wrote the iconic “Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace”:https://www.eff.org/cyberspace-independence.

Inside the Information Society: Should we fear monopolies?

London [13 March 2017]

"The past, the present", by Damian Wojsław on Flickr Commons“The past, the present”, by Damian Wojsław on Flickr Commons *_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Queering the internet at the Internet Freedom Festival

Valencia

The internet has become a space for sexual exploration. From teenagers exploring their sexual identity and sharing information with others to sexual rights activism, the internet offers countless opportunities to navigate our bodies and identities.

Cybersecurity policies and human rights perspectives at the Internet Freedom Festival

Valencia, Spain

The Internet Freedom Festival, which takes place in Valencia, Spain on a yearly basis, has become one of the main events for civil society to gather around issues of surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. Hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical c

Inside the Information Society: What's next?

London [27 February 2017]

*_It’s almost a year now since I started writing “Inside the Information Society” as a weekly blog published on APC’s home page. Thirty-six posts to date, each of around a thousand words.

Sexual expression: Breaking down the barriers

This piece was motivated by an amazing session on Sex and Freedom of Expression Online (transcript and “video”:https://www.youtub

Inside the Information Society: Mutistakeholderism and multilateralism

London [27 February 2017]

Peace of Westphalia, by Gerard ter Borch . Source: Wikimedia CommonsPeace of Westphalia, by Gerard ter Borch . Source: Wikimedia Commons *_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

An eye-opening experience in Guadalajara

South Africa

Masibulele being interviewed during IGF 2016.Masibulele being interviewed during IGF 2016.My name is Masibulele Siya, but I’m also known as Jay where I live in rural Eastern Cape in South Africa. I was born in the mid-1980’s and raised in these rural areas, but I left my homeland for about seven years for educational purposes.

Promoting the right to information across Africa at the Forum on Internet Freedom

Nigeria

Internet freedom, according to the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2016, means access to any kind of information through the internet. Free flow of information. Nothing should hinder your access.

Educating, hiring and retaining women in technology: A gendered enquiry

Research suggests that women are underrepresented at every level in technology. Why is this the case? And how do we educate, hire, and retain more women in it?

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