Data for better policy making

Image credits: sparkexperience.comImage credits: sparkexperience.comInformation and communications technology (ICT) policy makers are confronted with the conflicting challenge of providing a stable and predictable regulatory environment to maintain existing investments and create room for long-term investments while still adapting to the ever changing ICT

Women’s voices, men’s silence

This article explores the persuasiveness of women’s rights activists in Africa and proposes ways in which activists can counter the silence of men when it comes to these issues.

Are human rights enough?

In the past few days I got to thinking a lot about women’s rights.

What happened at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico?

GUADALAJARA 14 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, between 5-9 December 2016. internet governance stakeholders from all over the world gathered around the overall theme of “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”.

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Inside the Information Society: Looking back on 2016

London [12 December 2016]

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post looks back at major developments in 2016.

This year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has just concluded in Guadalajara. The year is drawing to a close.

Economic, Social, Cultural Rights and the Internet: The Feminist Take

Does the internet make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that our edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer.

Beyond the offline-online binary – why women need a new global social contract

Original artwork by Flavia FascendiniOriginal artwork by Flavia Fascendini The non-territorial, transborder Internet has overlaid layers of complexity to the human rights debate.

Big data and sexual surveillance

By Nicole Shephard (December 2016, APC )

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Algorithmic discrimination and the feminist politics of being in the data

Image source: Gisela Giardino, FlickrImage source: Gisela Giardino, Flickr Concern with the role Facebook may or may not have played in swaying the outcome of the U.S.

ESC rights, gender and internet: Learnings from the GISWatch report

Image depicts China’s popular vlogger Papi JiangImage depicts China’s popular vlogger Papi Jiang The Global Information Society Watch report last year (GISWatch) dealt explicitly with internet and sexual rights, and this year the report examines the “link between economic, social, cultural (ESC) rights and the

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