African School on Internet Governance: “Inspiring the next generation of internet governance leaders from Africa” 14 December 2018 By APCNews

In the wake of another successful school, it is worth reflecting on AfriSIG’s development and direction – how has it evolved since its inception and how might it continue to grow, in terms of diversity and representation, curriculum development and movement building? What are the most si...

NGOs urge Google to abandon Dragonfly, a project for censorship and surveillance in China 13 December 2018 By APCNews

The project, code-named Dragonfly, is reportedly in development and would be designed to meet the censorship requirements of the Chinese government.

Peer Community Member Grants: Call for applications to work with APC 12 December 2018

Twelve community network organisations (four in Africa, four in Asia and four in Latin America) will be selected and granted funding towards activities that create and foster a peer learning community.

FIRN: Feminist Internet Research Network FIRN: Feminist Internet Research Network 15 November 2018

The Feminist Internet Research Network is a three-and-a-half-year collaborative and multidisciplinary research project led by APC, funded by the International Development Research Centre. The project draws on the study “Mapping research in gender and digital technology”, and the Feminist Principles of the Internet collectively crafted by feminists and activists, primarily located in the global South. 

All Women Count: Take Back the Tech! All Women Count: Take Back the Tech! 04 September 2017

All Women Count: Take Back the Tech! is a four-year project from 2017 to 2020 being coordinated by APC’s Women's Rights Programme under the All Women Count consortium. The consortium’s concern is violence against women, in particular violence experienced by women, girls and trans* people at risk. 

Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves? Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves? 31 August 2017

This project aims to address the following questions: Are local access infrastructure models a viable alternative to connecting the unconnected, and if so, what are the circumstances that make them successful? What are the benefits to the local community in terms of well-being, gender equity and social or economic development where connectivity infrastructure is locally owned?

Take Back the Tech! Take Back the Tech! 10 December 2007

Take Back the Tech! is a call to everyone, especially women and girls, to take control of technology to end violence against women. It is a global, collaborative campaign project that highlights the problem of tech-related violence against women, together with research and solutions from around the world. Take Back the Tech! leads several campaigns at various points in the year, but our biggest annual campaign takes place during 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 Nov - 10 Dec).

Algorithmic transparency and the right to explanation: Transparency is only the first step 06 December 2018 Sebastián Becker Castellaro

There was a great deal of expectation around this Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2018 workshop, because algorithms and the right to explanation is a hot topic with numerous concerns but not many answers.

Reporting back from Decolonizing the Internet 2018 23 November 2018 Claudia Pozo for Whose Knowledge?

This July, nearly 100 people gathered to share a two-day space in Cape Town, in a quest to discuss and strategise around decolonisation, knowledge and the internet. We are pleased to release the “Decolonizing the Internet 2018 Summary Report”, to share more about what happened at this event.

5 thoughts on online content moderation from an insider 21 November 2018 Nada for GenderIT.org

What does content moderation on social media actually entail? How much artificial intelligence and human labour is being used, who is responsible for decisions around the removal of content or what complaints to ignore? An insider from social media companies shares five concise insights.

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David Souter writes a weekly column for APC, looking at different aspects of the information society, development and rights. David’s pieces take a fresh look at many of the issues that concern APC and its members, with the aim of provoking discussion and debate. Issues covered include internet governance and sustainable development, human rights and the environment, policy, practice and the use of ICTs by individuals and communities.

The internet of memory: Stories from the APC community

What were information and communication technologies like in the 1980s and 1990s? What are the stories of the genesis and evolution of non-profit computer networks working for social change? Twice a month, this section will take a historical look at the APC community's journey of internet activism and make links to where we are now. Join Jennifer Radloff in this retrospective trip exploring the connections between the past and the present.

Open letter: Response to Google on Project Dragonfly, China and human rights
Open letter: Response to Google on Project Dragonfly, China and human rights

We are writing to ask you to ensure that Google drops Project Dragonfly and any plans to launch a censored search app in China, and to re-affirm the company’s 2010 commitment that it won’t provide censored search services in the country.

Protecting the digital data: An overview of corporate data protection policies in Pakistan
Protecting the digital data: An overview of corporate data protection policies in Pakistan

This research has been conducted to help different stakeholders understand how the corporate sector is currently responding to its data protection responsibilities in Pakistan.

A violent network: Gender-based violence against Palestinian women in virtual space
A violent network: Gender-based violence against Palestinian women in virtual space

7amleh – The Arab Center for the Development of Social Media and the Swedish Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation published a comprehensive research report on the phenomenon of gender-based violence in social networks and the internet, the first of its kind in Palestine and the region.

Letter to the EU Council: Stand for citizen’s rights and the European digital economy in the copyright negotiations
Letter to the EU Council: Stand for citizen’s rights and the European digital economy in the copyright negotiations

On 19 November 2018, EDRi, together with 53 other NGOs, including APC, sent a letter to the Council of the European Union. The letter draws attention to the ongoing concerns regarding the proposal on copyright in the Digital Single Market, ahead of a crucial meeting on 23 November.

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg: The World's Freedom of Expression is in Your Hands
An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg: The World's Freedom of Expression is in Your Hands

The undersigned civil society organizations, call on Facebook to provide a mechanism for all of its users to appeal content restrictions, and, in every case, to have the appealed decision re-reviewed by a human moderator.

Global Information Society Watch 2018: Community Networks
Global Information Society Watch 2018: Community Networks

The 43 country reports and eight thematic reports in this year's GISWatch focus on community networks, defined as “communication networks built, owned, operated, and used by citizens in a participatory and open manner.”

FABRICS: Emerging Artificial Intelligence Readiness
FABRICS: Emerging Artificial Intelligence Readiness

FABRICS is an unpacking of artificial intelligence and an investigation of the regulatory challenges to AI and artificial decision making, in particular the “right to explanation” arising from the EU General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR).

APC priorities for the 13th Internet Governance Forum
APC priorities for the 13th Internet Governance Forum

These are APC's priorities for the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Paris, 2018.

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