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Inside the Information Society: Building capacities... or building capabilities?

London [12 September 2016]

Moderating the session on capacity building for Internet governance at the ITU symposiumModerating the session on capacity building for Internet governance at the ITU symposium

*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

AWID Forum: "This is a story about the present, told as the past, from the gaze of the future"

Costa de Sauípe, Bahia, Brazil

_The APC Women’s Rights Programme organised several activities during the 13th AWID International Forum (#AWIDForum), where more than a thousand activists, researchers and feminist techies got together between 8 and 11 September to discuss feminist futures and build collective power for rights and justice.

How regional engagement can benefit a human rights defender

Kuala Lumpur

Participants at AprIGF 2016. Source: AprIGF 2016 websiteParticipants at AprIGF 2016. Source: AprIGF 2016 website

Early last year, I disclosed to a small group of people at work how unstimulated I have become. One of the terrifying words I had used at a group coaching session was “blasé”.

Inside the Information Society: What about the workers?

London [6 September 2016]

From: Women Working In Industry, Department of Labor. Women's Bureau. (Flickr Commons)From: Women Working In Industry, Department of Labor. Women’s Bureau. (Flickr Commons) *_David Souter’s weekly blog for APC about the Information Society returns today from its summer/winter break.

I delete myself: Anonymity and sexuality online

Cyberspace has given the queer woman a chance to problematise the existing gender and sexual identities which, like any identity, are not static. It allows her to create and occupy spaces which will give her freedom and power in a way that the misogynistic physical world cannot provide.

Building digital technologies

Argentina

The inclusion of women in the building of technology (and specially, of digital technologies) is an issue that has got the attention of a variety of groups, from policy makers to researchers, public organisations, NGOs and entrepreneurs, and also of course groups that describe themselves as feminist.

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Interview with Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project, at World Forum on Free Media

Canada

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Inside the Information Society: ‘Information for all’ and the power of intermediaries

London [8 August 2016]

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about the growing role of intermediaries in information access.

The Internet, we all agree, has transformed access to information.

Assessing domain name management systems in Africa: Take part in the survey!

An in-depth study of the DNS ecosystem in Africa has been commissioned by ICANN, and the project implementation team, led by the Southern African Communications Forum (SACF), is appealing to the technical community in Africa to make the study a success by completing the online survey at “http://dnsafrica.study”:http://dns

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