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Inside the Information Society: ICTs, SDGs and the future

London [30 January 2017]

Source: WSIS Team, ITUSource: WSIS Team, ITU*_This week’s blog post is a shortened version of the presentation that I made last week to the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) in Geneva.

Inside the Information Society: The what and why of multistakeholder participation

London [23 January 2017]

Source: David Souter, APC Symposium on Networking Networks in Internet Public Policy Ancona, July 2010Source: David Souter, APC Symposium on Networking Networks in Internet Public Policy Ancona, July 2010*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Inside the Information Society: E-government - of the people or for the people?

London [16 January 2017]

e-government, by cea+ on Flickr Commonse-government, by cea+ on Flickr Commons*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

[READING LIST] Gender, Race, Sexuality and Surveillance

Image source: Photo CC-BY glasseyes view, filtered.Image source: Photo CC-BY glasseyes view, filtered.

This reading list provides an overview of recent books, articles and sources across the internet for those interested in learning more about how race, gender, and sexuality relate to surveillance.

It's 2016 and Facebook is still terrified of women's nipples

India

Republished with permission from Feminism in IndiaRepublished with permission from Feminism in India

Time and again, Facebook proves to be that Uncle who keeps telling you your skirt is too short, but keeps a stack of highly sexualized and objectifying images of women in his folder.

Facebook and I have had a difficult relationship when it came to women’s bodies, e

The (mobile) games women play

India

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While I was growing up in the sleepy town of Pune, many teenage girls made the most of their first cell phones by sending coy, flirty texts to their boyfriends and making plans about which Café Coffee Day to hang out at afte

Online privacy through a gendered lens in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Collage by Namita AavritiCollage by Namita Aavriti The ever-growing advancement of information technology is not without perils. Online privacy has been at stake for a while now and the protection of personal information is under attack. We no longer have control over our private data. It is now a commodity up for sale to the highest bidders.

Role of internet in realising sexual and reproductive rights in Uganda: Interview with Allana Kembabazi

Uganda

Image Source: Report by Initiative for Social and Economic Rights on Monitoring the Right to HealthImage Source: Report by Initiative for Social and Economic Rights on Monitoring the Right to Health The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 2016 focuses on economic, social, cultural rights (ESCRs) and the link it has to the internet.

Harnessing the internet to realise labour rights in Cambodia: Interview with Alexandra Demetrianova

Cambodia

mage Source: World Bank Photo Collection on Flickr, under CC License Generic 2.0. Title: Cambodia’s Garment Industrymage Source: World Bank Photo Collection on Flickr, under CC License Generic 2.0. Title: Cambodia’s Garment Industry Do internet campaigns work? This is what Alexandra Demetrianova reflects upon in her research for GISWatch about labour rights violations in garment factories of Cambodia.

Finding solutions: Using ICTs to face the climate emergency

Daily reports keep coming out about the myriad ways in which our planet is changing. We are rapidly approaching the cap of 1.5 degrees Celsius agreed as the upper acceptable limit of global warming at the Paris talks in 2015.

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