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 challeng...
In this column I am going to explore how women in the global South are reclaiming social media to promote body-positivity. For the purpose of this discussion, I have chosen to focus on social media accounts that show positive, realistic images of varied black and brown women.
Alumni from the four editions of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) held so far are successfully moving into the internet governance space by participating in major events at both the regional and international levels.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about politics and social media. Some have seen Facebook, Twitter and the like as champions of empowerment; others, more recently, as vehicles for hate. I’d suggest they’re both and more.
The focus on this year’s SIF was around the critical issues of access and power. When talking about access and power, the discussion naturally comes to why there aren’t as many women in online spaces even after years of civil society’s hard work.
This second installment of the journey from Huairou to New York follows the history of the APC's women's programme to the turn of the millennium.
The African market is flooded with zero rating services such as Free Basics (Facebook’s zero rating scheme) and other subsidised data strategies. Do these schemes make internet more affordable and bring access to more people in Africa?