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Interview with Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project, at World Forum on Free Media

Canada

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Inside the Information Society: ‘Information for all’ and the power of intermediaries

London [8 August 2016]

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog is about the growing role of intermediaries in information access.

The Internet, we all agree, has transformed access to information.

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.

How will candidates advance internet rights at the Human Rights Council?

New York

In an effort to bring a degree of transparency to elections for the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), Amnesty International, the International Service for Human Rights and the Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations hosted “an event at UN headquarters”:

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.

Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women

15 July 2016 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

In her first report to the Human Rights Council on its 32nd session, the new Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, outlines thematic priorities for her mandate, including “online violence against women as a new challenge”.

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