APC Talk

Book review – Interpreting the Internet: Feminist and queer counterpublics in Latin America 07 April 2017

Elisabeth Jay Friedman offers a critical perspective of the use of the internet by feminists, arguing that the positive use of the internet for social change depends on shifting social contexts.

The nerdiest and most open of them all: Internet Freedom Festival 2017 07 April 2017

Even before the schedule came out, the festival sounded fascinating, and distinctly different from other conferences, both national and international, which I have attended as of now.

Chelsea Manning and other political prisoners: Report from Internet Freedom Festival
Chelsea Manning and other political prisoners: Report from Internet Freedom Festival 02 April 2017 Mallory Knodel

For International Women’s Day, some human rights and technology groups threw a benefit party for Chelsea Manning in Valencia, Spain as part of the annual Internet Freedom Festival.

Inside the Information Society: Making his Mark. Why we should read Mark Zuckerberg
Inside the Information Society: Making his Mark. Why we should read Mark Zuckerberg 02 April 2017 David Souter

A couple of weeks ago, Mark Zuckerberg posted a manifesto on his Facebook page. In it, he addressed some of the challenges he sees facing Facebook and its peers.

Internet use barriers and user strategies: Perspectives from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda
Internet use barriers and user strategies: Perspectives from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Rwanda 02 April 2017 Chenai Chair

This comparative country study, based on focus groups conducted in November 2016 in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa, sought to develop evidence of why people use the internet the way they do, specifically when their data is subsidised.

Feminist autonomous infrastructure: Technomagical fires to warm your hearts
Feminist autonomous infrastructure: Technomagical fires to warm your hearts 02 April 2017 Jac sm Kee

At the Internet Freedom Festival, Jac sm Kee interviewed four amazing feminists from Latin America.

Inside the Information Society: Digital identity (Who’s who?)
Inside the Information Society: Digital identity (Who’s who?) 26 March 2017 David Souter

Identity matters to us. It defines who we are; and, to a considerable extent, it defines how others treat us – including government agencies and others we rely on.

Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet at the Internet Freedom Festival
Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet at the Internet Freedom Festival 22 March 2017 Leila Nachawati Rego

What do we mean when we say economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet? This is the question that opened the session hosted by APC at the Internet Freedom Festival on 10 March in Valencia, Spain.