African governments should harness the internet to engage with citizens

Uganda

Prudence NyamishamaPrudence NyamishamaThere is a drive to connect one billion persons worldwide by 2020. As more Africans get online, governments have the responsibility to protect the rights and freedoms of their citizens. Yet what we see currently are increased cases of crackdown on dissenting voices.

Inside the Information Society, by David Souter

David Souter writes a weekly blog for APC, looking at different aspects of the information society, development and rights. David’s blog takes a fresh look at many of the issues that concern APC and its members, with the aim of provoking discussion and debate.

Inside the Information Society: A short history of the Internet

London [24 October 2016]

Image © David Souter (unamended re-use by others permitted with full accreditation to David Souter)Image © David Souter (unamended re-use by others permitted with full accreditation to David Souter)*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

The African School on Internet Governance 2016 in images!

Have you ever thought about the massive and significant role that the internet plays in the world? And how its governance impacts and relates to the African continent? These are just some of the questions that were addressed by participants at the fourth African School on Internet Governance held in Durban, South Africa, from 11 to 15 October 2016.

APC's new subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2016

19 October 2016 (Chat Garcia Ramilo for APCNews)

APC’s new subgranting programme awarded a total of USD 267,918 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 20 grants, 12 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other eight are research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each.

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Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates

“We want movements that are effective, resilient, visible and safe.”

Just Associates facilitated two events at the AWID Forum to launch new and innovative resources contributing to creative and engaged feminist movement building based on the experiences and “living movement building stories” of women’s rights activis

The backbone of our thirsty complicities: from internet hiccups to collective synapsis at AWID 2016

Attribution TeleGeography’s Telecom ResourcesAttribution TeleGeography’s Telecom ResourcesGot internet? That was probably one of the most asked questions that underlined the whole AWID Forum this year in Bahia (Brazil).

Public. Autonomous. Anonymous. Group. Sexting. At AWID 2016. Oh yeah!

“Welcome to the Feminist Internet eXchange Hub! Make sure you come back tonight for some group sexting – public, autonomous, anonymous, group sexting!” we called to women as they stumbled in to explore our feminist internet exchange space at AWID Feminist Futures Forum: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice.

We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016

There was something malevolent in the inequality, and now I knew it. It acted in the depths, it dug deeper than money.” – Elena Ferrante, The Story of the Lost Child

Drum beats resound around the ‘country’ that I come from.

An open letter of thanks to AWID

This was my first time at an AWID Forum. By the end of the conference it was clear that that I am a woman. Strong, determined, beautiful and powerful.

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