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Civil disobedience is a tool that some governments on the African continent are increasingly realising can be fuelled and sustained by the internet, and this has seen more governments impose an internet shutdown.
Each year, Take Back the Tech! brings together activists and organisations from around the world for 16 days to discuss, raise awareness and develop strategies to address the issue of online gender-based violence. We caught up with participants from four different regions about the 2018 campaign!...
As we embark on a new year of #metoo and other forms of powerful testimonial movements, the wisdom shared in January’s Take Back the Tech! webinar was an important learning opportunity and reminder of how we can contribute to collective wellbeing and care in our movement.
For this year’s Take Back the Tech! campaign, Philippines-based APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) brought attention to the problem of online gender-based violence through highlighting local activists, workshops with university students, and a radio show.
Nigeria-based Take Back the Tech! campaigner Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) organised a number of activities, both online and offline, including workshops for young women in secondary schools and radio and television segments on digital rights and risks.
David Souter's blog returns from its winter break with a review of the fifteen years since the World Summit on the Information Society - and how it should be viewed in future. Starting with this instalment, the Information Society will&n...
In Ghana, sexual assault is vastly under-reported and there is a huge barrier in the police procedures for reporting crimes. This article explores what role technology can play in addressing this, and whether public discourse and visibility around sexual assault can lead to change.
During the 2018 IGF in Paris, the contribution of emerging technologies towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was highlighted.