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Inside the Information Society: Are developing country voices in ICT decision-making getting louder?

London [13 February 2017]

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

Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders

17 February 2017 (Various for APCNews)

These practices persist in violation of the United States’ human rights treaty obligations, and action is needed to hold the US government accountable for the protection of human rights at US borders, which are not zones of exclusion or exception.

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Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders

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Women in tech: We want to share your stories!

13 February 2017 (TBTT for APCNews)

On 23 February tech companies and organisations will face a Distributed Denial of Women, a general strike to show how important women are to the tech industry. Take Back the Tech! wants to make sure the industry understands how to change the toxic culture that affects women and other marginalised people. Write about your experience, and we’ll publish it on our site.

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Inside the Information Society: Multistakeholder participation, a work in progress

London [13 February 2017]

Rompecabezas: Image by Teodoro S Gruhl in PublicDomainPictures.netRompecabezas: Image by Teodoro S Gruhl in PublicDomainPictures.net*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

IGF 2016: What is the internet’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

Yaoundé, Cameroon

Serge Daho of PROTEGE QV in Cameroon attended the IGF for the first time in 2016 thanks to the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund.Serge Daho of PROTEGE QV in Cameroon attended the IGF for the first time in 2016 thanks to the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund.The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in Guadalajara, Mexico on 5-9 December 2016.

Inside the Information Society: Who are the stakeholders?

London [6 February 2017]

IGF 2016: For a free, neutral, safe, open, resilient and decentralised space – Guadalajara reflections

Kano, Nigeria

YZ Ya'u, right, with Dr Tunde Akanni of Lagos State University, Nigeria and Nanjira Sambuli (from Kenya) of the World Wide Web Foundation.YZ Ya’u, right, with Dr Tunde Akanni of Lagos State University, Nigeria and Nanjira Sambuli (from Kenya) of the World Wide Web Foundation.Coming from Africa, and especially Nigeria, where access to the internet is characterised by different layers of exclusions and where development challenges are also layered with variou

IGF 2016: A tale of victories – and new challenges

Delhi

Anja Kovacs co-moderating the IGF 2016 main session on human rights.Anja Kovacs co-moderating the IGF 2016 main session on human rights.Thanks to travel support from APC’s Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF), I was able to attend the IGF and its related events from 4 to 9 December in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Inside the Information Society: ICTs, SDGs and the future

London [30 January 2017]

Source: WSIS Team, ITUSource: WSIS Team, ITU*_This week’s blog post is a shortened version of the presentation that I made last week to the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) in Geneva.

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