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FLOSS development is a best practice in cybersecurity

Nairobi

I participated in the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico last month in December 2016.

Inside the Information Society: Cyber-optimists, cyber-pessimists and cyber-realism

London [9 January 2017]

Cocktail hour. Source: Yumikrum, Wikimedia CommonsCocktail hour. Source: Yumikrum, Wikimedia Commons Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post looks at cyber-optimism, cyber-pessimism and the challenges ahead.

Are you a cyber-optimist or a cyber-pessimist?

IGF 2016: Notes and links around community networking

Guadalajara

Pangea, a Barcelona-based independent non-profit organisation that promotes the strategic use of communication networks and ICTs for development and social justice, has been an APC member since 1995.

Anita Gurumurthy at the Internet Governance Forum 2016 opening session

Anita Gurumurthy, representing IT for Change, was nominated to speak at the opening session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara, Mexico on 6 December 2016.

What steps can Africans take and lead in internet governance and social justice?

Almost three years ago, I published a blog post on CircleID titled ““Internet Governance: Why Africa Should Take the Lead””:https://ephraimkenyanito.com/2014/02/25/internet-governance-why-africa-should-take-the-lead/.

The National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper South Africa 2016: Commentary on the internet

The recently published white paper focuses on convergence of modern and traditional modes of communication, which is a big step in connecting the present to the future of information and communications technologies (ICTs). The use of data in formulating policies and monitoring progress is also a great step towards an evidence-based policy that measures progress within set timelines.

Data for better policy making

Image credits: sparkexperience.comImage credits: sparkexperience.comInformation and communications technology (ICT) policy makers are confronted with the conflicting challenge of providing a stable and predictable regulatory environment to maintain existing investments and create room for long-term investments while still adapting to the ever changing ICT

Women’s voices, men’s silence

This article explores the persuasiveness of women’s rights activists in Africa and proposes ways in which activists can counter the silence of men when it comes to these issues.

Are human rights enough?

In the past few days I got to thinking a lot about women’s rights.

Inside the Information Society: Looking back on 2016

London [12 December 2016]

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post looks back at major developments in 2016.

This year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has just concluded in Guadalajara. The year is drawing to a close.

Economic, Social, Cultural Rights and the Internet: The Feminist Take

Does the internet make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that our edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer.

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