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Inside the Information Society: What does the latest ICT Development Index tell us?

London [28 November 2016]

Source: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)Source: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

In the words of Snowden, spying on journalists in Quebec “is a radical attack on journalism of the free press”

Canada

It was revealed this week that at least seven journalists in Quebec, working for Radio-Canada, La Presse and La Journal de Montréal, have been spied on by the Montreal police (SPVM) and Quebec provincial police (SQ). Further revelations have shown journalists to have been under surveillance since 2008, some for as long as five years at a time.

Inside the Information Society: Upsetting and resetting standards, rules and norms

London [21 November 2016]

*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

"We see and value the transformative potential of the internet": Jac sm Kee received the Stieg Larsson Award 2016

Stockholm

Jac sm KeeJac sm KeeStieg Larsson, the author of the Millennium Trilogy, tirelessly fought against racism and misogyny, and for freedom of speech. A fight based on a simple idea: that everyone has the right to be themselves.

Inside the Information Society: Assessing the impact of ICT4D

London [15 November 2016]

Image by Charles Roffey used under Creative Commons license.Image by Charles Roffey used under Creative Commons license.*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Internet governance schools: Building engagement with the IGF

Nairobi, Kenya

Joash MoituiJoash MoituiThe 2016 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) provided a platform for discussion of issues relating to internet governance.

Inside the Information Society: A short history of ICT4D

London [7 November 2016]

AlterMundi in action in Córdoba, Argentina. Photos: AlterMundiAlterMundi in action in Córdoba, Argentina. Photos: AlterMundi*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

The missing link: Stories on the struggles for internet freedoms in Southeast Asia

Malaysia

ASEAN's largest gathering of civil society. Timor-Leste, August 2016ASEAN’s largest gathering of civil society. Timor-Leste, August 2016In an effort to broaden the discussion on internet rights and freedoms, along with three other Malaysian activists, I flew to Dili, Timor-Leste in August 2016 to participate in the 11th ASEAN People’s Forum (APF).

Blackout! Kashmir and network shutdowns

India

Kashmir, March 2016. Source: Doamuslims on TwitterKashmir, March 2016. Source: Doamuslims on TwitterSince July 2016, Kashmir has seen one of the longest, largest and most unified movements against human rights violations by the military, along with demands for demilitarisation and autonomy for the region.

"Not ready to wait": Freedom of expression and religion

India

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