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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.

APC's vision for future internet governance

Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Anriette Esterhuysen at IGF 2015Anriette Esterhuysen at IGF 2015

On 9 November, Brazil as the host country of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015 convened a High Level Leaders Meeting aimed at gathering prominent figures in internet governance – selected among all stakeholder groups – to dialogue on the future o

Understanding freedom of expression online and offline

Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Ritu Srivastava, from Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) India, participated in the workshop Freedom of Expression Online: Gaps in Policy and Practice at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil. She writes:

We are no longer living in an offline society.

IGF Brazil 2015: APC and LaborNet interviews and action

Brazil

At the IGF 2015 conference in Brazil, APC and its members including LaborNet participated actively. Delegates talked about their issues and concerns and issues facing internet rights and democratic communication.

WSIS+10 Review: Consequences for human rights and cybersecurity issues

New York

This blog post was originally published on FreedomOnlineCoalition.com

In the ninth installment of the FOC Working Group 1 (WG1) blog series, guest author Deborah Brown from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) reflects on the ongoing negotiations at the UN

Young African meets Global Forum

Joao Pessoa, Brazil

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015.African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015.

The first thought that came to mind when I heard that I was going to Brazil was white sand beaches and clear blue waters.

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