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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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"AfriSIG is fulfilling a major need": Gbenga Sesan of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria

Gbenga SesanGbenga SesanGbenga Sesan, executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, joined this year’s African School on Internet Governance as a member of the faculty team, and highlighted the contribution it is making to capacity building on internet governance in the region.

Violence against women online stifles freedom of expression

from Uganda

The right to freely express oneself is a fundamental right.

Inside the Information Society: Governing the grown-up Internet

London [31 October 2016]

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post looks at how we think about the internet and how it is governed.

In last week’s post, I offered my framework for the history of the Internet.

Internet governance in Africa: Reflections from the director of the South African Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Palesa Legoze

Durban, South Africa

Shortly after this year’s African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) was held, the 5th African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) took place from 16 to 18 October at the Durban International Convention Centre.

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