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.

Why does the “gend

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

Canada

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Bytes for All new report: Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2016

10 August 2016 (Bytes for All, Pakistan)

APC member Bytes for All, Pakistan has raised concern over the declining state of fundamental rights in online spaces, highlighting the government’s strategy of fighting terrorism by infringing upon civil liberties. Bytes for All’s 2016 edition of its Internet Landscape of Pakistan series, documents and analyses the state of cyberspace in the country as ‘troubling’.

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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.

Call for applications for the fourth African School on Internet Governance

3 August 2016 (APCNews)

APC and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency are pleased to announce the call for applications for the fourth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). It will be held in Durban, South Africa from 11 to 15 October 2016 in conjunction with the African Internet Governance Forum.

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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

New APC member Rhizomatica supports world's first federated, community-owned cellular network

2 August 2016 (APC for APCNoticias)

Mexico’s indigenous communities are getting their own telecoms thanks to APC member Rhizomatica.

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Not just a thematic area: Sexual rights, gender, health and rights of defenders at the United Nations HRC 2016

1 August 2016 (Namita Aavriti and Jan Moolman for GenderIT.org)

Pluses were the 32nd session of HRC acknowledging that women face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, online violence got a mention and so did indigenous women human rights defenders. Negatives were how far is all this from the realities of sexuality and gender based discrimination and violence.

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Inside the Information Society: How the digital divide has changed

London [1 August 2016]

Source: Ministerio TIC Colombia, used under Creative Commons licenseSource: Ministerio TIC Colombia, used under Creative Commons license*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Inside the Information Society: Mapping Internet governance

London [25 July 2016]

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog looks at how to map the Internet governance landscape, which grows more complex almost by the day.

Internet governance is a lot more complicated than it used to be.

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