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Inside the Information Society: E-government - of the people or for the people?

London [16 January 2017]

e-government, by cea+ on Flickr Commonse-government, by cea+ on Flickr Commons*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

[READING LIST] Gender, Race, Sexuality and Surveillance

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This reading list provides an overview of recent books, articles and sources across the internet for those interested in learning more about how race, gender, and sexuality relate to surveillance.

It's 2016 and Facebook is still terrified of women's nipples

India

Republished with permission from Feminism in IndiaRepublished with permission from Feminism in India

Time and again, Facebook proves to be that Uncle who keeps telling you your skirt is too short, but keeps a stack of highly sexualized and objectifying images of women in his folder.

Facebook and I have had a difficult relationship when it came to women’s bodies, e

At the cutting edge: TBTT campaigner Francoise Mukuku in DRC

South Africa

Take Back The Tech! celebrates 10 years of working with grassroots movements around the world to take control of technology to end violence against women. Throughout the year Take Back the Tech!

Trafficking in women: Female objectification

Brazil

96% of people interviewed in an unprecedented national survey believe that women are being trafficked in Brazil, and 82% estimate that it takes place in their own town. These results dismiss the prevailing belief that human trafficking is an urban legend or a fictional subject from a famous Brazilian soap opera.

Reshaping the internet for women

9 January 2017 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Even in 2015 the contribution by women to Wikipedia, one of the largest repositories online of organised knowledge about the world, had not reached 25% of the total. Most of the content online comes from the global North, specifically from white male contributors in North America. What needs to be done to ensure diversity, localisation and gender parity in content online? APCNews speaks to Anasuya Sengupta and Siko Bouterse from Whose Knowledge? project to find out more.

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Inside the Information Society: Cyber-optimists, cyber-pessimists and cyber-realism

London [9 January 2017]

Cocktail hour. Source: Yumikrum, Wikimedia CommonsCocktail hour. Source: Yumikrum, Wikimedia Commons Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post looks at cyber-optimism, cyber-pessimism and the challenges ahead.

Are you a cyber-optimist or a cyber-pessimist?

The internet domain name system and the right to culture

By Paula Jaramillo Gajardo and Juan Carlos Lara Gálvez, Derechos Digitales (December 2016, APC )
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IGF 2016: Notes and links around community networking

Guadalajara

Pangea, a Barcelona-based independent non-profit organisation that promotes the strategic use of communication networks and ICTs for development and social justice, has been an APC member since 1995.

Spotlight on national and regional initiatives at the global IGF

GUADALAJARA 15 December 2016 (APC for APCNoticias)

National and Regional Internet Governance Forum initiatives are organic and independent formations that discuss issues pertaining to internet governance from the perspective of their respective communities, while acting in accordance with the main principles of the global Internet Governance Forum. During a plenary session at the 2016 IGF in Guadalajara, representatives of NRIs around the world shared stories of progress made, challenges faced, and success achieved.

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