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.

Facebook's real name policy: Does it actually help to keep the online community safe?

Johannesburg

Facebook has said that every account should represent a real person, and that having an “authentic” identity is essential to the Facebook experience. But using a pseudonym does not mean that you are not a real person. Right?

Inside the Information Society: The IGF - retreating to advance

New York [18 July 2016]

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

Retreat from the IGF?

New York, United States

Yesterday an elite group of our peers was transported to Glen Cove, NY for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

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