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Inside the Information Society: Making his Mark. Why we should read Mark Zuckerberg

London [3 April 2017]

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

Inside the Information Society: Digital identity (Who’s who?)

London [27 March 2017]

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post reflects on digital identities.

Identity matters to us.

Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet at the Internet Freedom Festival

Valencia


What do we mean when we say economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet? This is the question that opened the session hosted by APC at the Internet Freedom Festival on 10 March in Valencia, Spain.

“While civil and political rights are individual rights, econo

Inside the Information Society: Should we fear the platform economy?

London

Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog post reflects on the platform economy.

Last week I asked if we should fear online monopolies.

Educating, hiring and retaining women in technology: A gendered enquiry

India

In India, there are gender barriers that uniquely prevent women from accessing technology right from an early age. From an intersectional perspective, such gender barriers overlap with economic, cultural, and class barriers for women from marginalised backgrounds.

Unscripting harassment (Part 2)

“The architectures of online harassment” was the first in a two-part post that described the context and motivations of Tactical Tech’s work addressing the problem of online harassment through the lens of interface design.

What is sexual surveillance and why does it matter

Sexual surveillance, you may have guessed, cannot simply be reduced to a distinct instance where x happens to y (e.g. where men surveil women).

A woman coder's journey (Women-in-tech)

Judith Owigar is a coder, a blogger and a tech enthusiast. She has worked with Akirachix, a revolution for African women and technology.

Deploying design thinking techniques to develop solutions for any given problem

Islamabad, Pakistan

Muavin is a concept developed by Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD); a digital tool to help push back on cyberbullying, harassment and online violence, especially targeted at vulnerable groups.

From a RightsCon panel to a digital app

Islamabad, Pakistan

A design-thinking workshop was held in Islamabad to understand the challenges faced by different stakeholders and brainstorm the design and shape of Muavin. Photo:MMfD.A design-thinking workshop was held in Islamabad to understand the challenges faced by different stakeholders and brainstorm the design and shape of Muavin. Photo:MMfD.It was in 1996 that John Perry Barlow wrote the iconic “Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace”:https://www.eff.org/cyberspace-independence.

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