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Finally, some good news about Organizational Security

Prague

When a group of us “organizational security practitioners”1 gathered in Prague this February, we were cautiously optimistic about what we could achieve.

Many security experts and practitioners have been gaining invaluable experience while working to strengthen human right defenders and civil society organisations’ awareness, ability and confidence in thwarting security threats while continuin

No longer silenced: An interview with Rosemarie Lerner, creator of a transmedia documentary about forced sterilisation in Peru

_This is a transcribed and edited interview with Rosemarie Lerner, a Peruvian filmmaker who created Quipu, a

"Strong encryption should remain legal": Some notes on the IGF by Michel Lambert from Alternatives

Montreal

Michel Lambert at the 2015 IGFMichel Lambert at the 2015 IGFThe Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a unique multistakeholder forum which allows civil society organisations to discuss with the public and private sectors on policy issues related to internet governance.

Net neutrality: Levelling the playing field

This is a reflection on the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which I attended in João Pessoa, Brazil from 9 to 13 November 2015 as a council member of APC representing the “Community Education Computer Society (CECS)”:http://www.cecs.org.za/.

Arab IGF: Missed opportunities for multistakeholder engagement

Beirut

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As the Arab Internet Governance Forum reaches its fourth iteration, it continues to struggle to mature into a space where multistakeholder engagement can start producing the dialogue and efforts the region needs in order to face the many challenges in the f

The best and worst of the Arab IGF 2015

Beirut

Between 14 and 18 December, I joined my colleague Tarakiyee, from APC, in Beirut, along with a dozen activists and human rights defenders from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with a focus on internet rights.

IGF 2015: Diversity, gender, women's and sexual rights

Johannesburg

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Deep Lab creative inquiry: Interview with Addie Wagenknecht

United States

Recently, Addie Wagenknecht, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquire Fellow, organised a congress of cyberfeminist researchers to examine how themes of privacy, security, surveillance, anonymity, and large-scale data aggregation are problematised in the arts, culture and society.

What does internet policy mean for the average Ugandan?

The word “internet” is not well understood in its full and wholesome context by a size-able number of Ugandans and perhaps the majority. Smart phone usage has grown tremendously and with it the gospel of this thing called the internet.

#Unboxing Gender- Stockholm Internet Forum pre-event: Gender and access

Cape Town

A gender digital divide has been recognised since the 1990s. It’s old news that there are gaps when it comes to women being able to easily, safely and affordably access technology. There are statistics, research evidence and anecdotal stories that support this.

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