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Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan: "We need to make hyperlinks valuable again"

14 December 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

Credited with introducing the blogging culture to Iran, Derakhshan spent six years isolated from the web he had contributed to building. When he went back to the internet, what he found was appalling.

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Another Internet.org is possible: A developing country perspective on universal internet access

10 December 2015 (Cristiana González and Mohammad Tarakiyee for APCNews)

In 2015, four billion people, mostly from developing countries, remain disconnected. These inequalities have been used as justification by Mark Zuckerberg’s project Internet.org, which aims to “connect” two thirds of the world’s population by giving them access to a walled garden of “free” services.

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Understanding freedom of expression online and offline

Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Ritu Srivastava, from Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) India, participated in the workshop Freedom of Expression Online: Gaps in Policy and Practice at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil. She writes:

We are no longer living in an offline society.

COP21: Can ICTs mitigate climate change?

2 December 2015 (APC for APCNews)


At APC, awareness of climate change and its relationship with information and communications technologies (ICTs) has been an integral part of our work since we were born, in 1990.

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WSIS+10 Review: Consequences for human rights and cybersecurity issues

New York

This blog post was originally published on FreedomOnlineCoalition.com

In the ninth installment of the FOC Working Group 1 (WG1) blog series, guest author Deborah Brown from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) reflects on the ongoing negotiations at the UN

The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections

By Various authors. William J. Drake (editor) (February 2016, APNIC, APC, CGI.br, ICANN and Internet Society )

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Fulbright Exchange Visitor in Take Back the Tech! campaign

30 November 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Michaela Svatosova is a Czech expert on gender and technology issues, who is now participating as a Fulbright Exchange Visitor in the Take Back the Tech! campaign team. APCNews interviewed her to know more about her expectations and the results of her research on online violence against women.

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Young African meets Global Forum

Joao Pessoa, Brazil

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015.African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015.

The first thought that came to mind when I heard that I was going to Brazil was white sand beaches and clear blue waters.

Read about the most successful MozFest yet!

Picture by Brett GaylorPicture by Brett GaylorIt’s been an eventful November!

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