Access

Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use
Access and beyond: Gendered barriers to internet use 17 July 2017

Connecting the next billion, is rightly so, an important issue in ensuring everyone has the choice to access the internet. Women, and in particular those with low levels of income and education, are more likely to be the unconnected. However, gaining access is one thing, but what are the challenges that limit men and women’s experience of the internet and present a barrier to access? In this penultimate article reflecting on the finding from Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Rwanda, we look ...

IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access
IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access 14 June 2017

The BPF is collaborating with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UN University on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in its important endeavour to research and map projects and initiatives that aim to address different gender digital divides around the world.

Access and Power: APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017
Access and Power: APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 15 May 2017

The Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), an international forum for discussions on how a free, open and secure internet promotes human rights and development worldwide, has started in Stockholm.

Access and beyond: Motivations for internet use
Access and beyond: Motivations for internet use 12 May 2017

Do you remember why you went online for the first time in your life? This is my favourite question that you may not have yet thought about – but it reflects the starting point in becoming a netizen.

The constellations in internet history: A conversation with Ian Peter, founder of Pegasus Networks
The constellations in internet history: A conversation with Ian Peter, founder of Pegasus Networks 08 March 2017

APCNews interviewed internet pioneer and historian Ian Peter, founder of Australia's first public internet provider and founding director of APC, who recently formally joined the APC network as an individual member. 

Policy submission: Alternatives for Affordable Communications in rural South Africa
Policy submission: Alternatives for Affordable Communications in rural South Africa 15 September 2016

This joint submission to the Parliament of South Africa hearings on "The Cost to Communicate in South Africa" focuses on innovative regulatory responses to increase affordable rural access, and presents alternatives for policy implementation that could contribute to meeting service targets.

Feminist Principles of the Internet - Version 2.0
Feminist Principles of the Internet - Version 2.0 19 August 2016

A feminist internet works towards empowering more women and queer persons – in all our diversities – to fully enjoy our rights, engage in pleasure and play, and dismantle patriarchy. The following key principles are critical towards realising a feminist internet.

32nd session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement by APC at the Annual Full-Day Discussion on the Human Rights of Women
32nd session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement by APC at the Annual Full-Day Discussion on the Human Rights of Women 16 June 2016

APC welcomes the prioritisation of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in Goal 5 of the 2030 Agenda, in particular, recognition of the need to enhance the use of enabling technology to achieve this as a clear target.

Another Internet.org is possible: A developing country perspective on universal internet access
Another Internet.org is possible: A developing country perspective on universal internet access 10 December 2015

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.

Understanding freedom of expression online and offline
Understanding freedom of expression online and offline 03 December 2015

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.