Access and beyond: Motivations for internet use

Cape Town, South Africa

Do you remember why you went online for the first time in your life?

EngageMedia at the Internet Freedom Festival: Exploring a secure and free internet for journalists

Indonesia

On 6-10 March, EngageMedia attended the Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain.

As one of the few global, civil society-focused events, the festival was a refreshing change from the often highly branded multistakeholder conferences.

Inside the Information Society: What's happened to the price of fish?

London

Ooty market, by Mathieu Schoutteten on FlickrOoty market, by Mathieu Schoutteten on Flickr *_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

A conversation on ICT and health financing models in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Interview with Prof. A. K. Azad, director general, Management Information System (MIS), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Ministry of Health and Family WelfareInterview with Prof. A. K. Azad, director general, Management Information System (MIS), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Ministry of Health and Family WelfareHealth financing is an area where millions in Bangladesh have a stake, yet it finds little reference in the development discourse of Bangladesh.

Did Facebook finally figure out that consent is more important than nipples?

3 May 2017 (Erika Smith in collaboration with Fungai Machirori for Take Back the Tech!)

While Facebook’s new tool to prevent intimate images posted without consent from being shared further on its platforms is good news, there are a number of limitations and doubts that keep it from fully earning a “thumbs up”.

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Women Human Rights Defenders condemn online threats against Bondita Acharya

2 May 2017 (APCNews)

Bondita Acharya received death threats, as well as being threatened with acid attack, rape and gang rape, after condemning the arrest of three people for the possession of beef on 4 April 2017. The attacks on her include trolling on her Facebook account and other social media with sexually laden, criminal and defamatory posts.

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Women Human Rights Defenders condemn online threats against Bondita Acharya

By Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (May 2017, APC )

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Guifi.net, APC's new member in Catalonia: Creating free, open and neutral telecoms networks

CATALONIA 2 May 2017 (APCNews)

Guifi.net is, in the words of its members, a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. In March 2017, it joined the APC network.

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Inside the Information Society: The second machine age - reasons to be fearful?

London

Erik Brynjolfsson at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2013Erik Brynjolfsson at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2013*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

CITAD trains journalists on internet safety and security

Nigeria

Cross-section of participants at the workshopCross-section of participants at the workshopThe Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) held the second round of an internet safety and security workshop series in March 2017.

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