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Defining internet universality indicators: Participate in the first phase of the online consultation!
Defining internet universality indicators: Participate in the first phase of the online consultation! 22 June 2017

Work on a project to define Internet Universality indicators is being led for UNESCO by APC on behalf of a consortium which also includes ict Development Associates, Research ICT Africa, LIRNEasia and DIRSI. Please participate in this first stage of the online consultation!

Job opportunity at APC: Gender and Social Impact Facilitator for Local Access Networks Project
Job opportunity at APC: Gender and Social Impact Facilitator for Local Access Networks Project 11 August 2017

Do you have experience in gender issues and analysis? And experience in social impact assessment and research? Then you might be the person that APC's new project "Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?" is looking for! Apply before 27 August 2017.

Statement on Facebook's internal guidelines for content moderation
Statement on Facebook's internal guidelines for content moderation 11 August 2017

In late May the Guardian released the Facebook Files, leaked internal documents revealing how the company moderates content. Although Facebook has made some improvements, these documents confirm that it's often one step forward, one step back, as the platform continues to censor women's agency, especially women of colour and especially in relation to activism, while letting harassment flou...

Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women
Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women 31 July 2017

This paper explores what online violence against women is; what can be done to stem and ultimately eliminate it; and whose responsibility it is to do so.

Sexual rights and the internet: Third EROTICS global survey now launched!
Sexual rights and the internet: Third EROTICS global survey now launched! 19 July 2017

The survey aims to collect data and map trends concerning both threats to and enhancement of sexual expression online, and how this impacts on the rights of target communities.

APC statement at the WSIS Forum 2017 High-Level Policy Session
APC statement at the WSIS Forum 2017 High-Level Policy Session 05 July 2017

Access to information and knowledge has been recognised as a key principle for achieving the WSIS vision since 2003. Information and knowledge for all are key for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals because they link to empowerment and mobility, enabling people to improve their lives.

The EROTICS Global Survey on Sexual Rights and the Internet is back! Please participate!
The EROTICS Global Survey on Sexual Rights and the Internet is back! Please participate! 02 July 2017

The survey, which will be launched on 17 July, aims to collect data and map trends concerning both threats to and enhancement of sexual expression online, and how this impacts on the rights of target communities.

Inside the Information Society: Of politics and social media
Inside the Information Society: Of politics and social media 26 June 2017

There’s been a lot of talk lately about politics and social media. Some have seen Facebook, Twitter and the like as champions of empowerment; others, more recently, as vehicles for hate. I’d suggest they’re both and more.

HRC 35: How to protect human rights in the face of rapidly changing technology?
HRC 35: How to protect human rights in the face of rapidly changing technology? 22 June 2017

From harassment of human rights defenders and civil society activists, to crackdowns on freedom of expression and media freedom, to the threats faced by women and girls under conflict, a diversity of issues were highlighted at the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age
Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age 21 June 2017

What can National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) do to uphold and promote internet rights? We extend an invitation to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to be part of a worldwide movement that seeks to respect, protect and promote human rights in the digital age.