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This section is a space where APC's staff, members and readers can open up conversations on topics that are of interest for the ICT community. It is a space where authors get to be themselves – sometimes to express opinions and challenge the readers on issues and topics that are close to them, sometimes to share their personal experience on an event or a current debate. The views expressed in this section do not necessarily reflect the views of APC or its network, but that does not make them any less valuable.

Focusing on the SDGs: “We have to really think about including all genders and marginalised genders in this conversation” 14 November 2018 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

Gender and internet governance emerged as one important takeaway for consideration and reflection during the IGF main session “Development, Innovation and Economic Issues: Focus on the SDGs”.

Schools on Internet Governance at IGF 2018: Building a network and sharing resources 13 November 2018 Gabrielle Willms for APCNews

As more Schools on Internet Governance pop up around the globe, it has become clear that there’s an appetite for greater collaboration, collective curriculum development and networking between organisers as well as a clearer picture of who is working on internet governance education and wh...

Spectrum for community networks: Opening up a crucial conversation
Spectrum for community networks: Opening up a crucial conversation 12 November 2018 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

A critical policy and regulatory issue for community networks is that of access to and use of spectrum. This crucial issue was addressed by the roundtable “Spectrum for Community Networks: A 'Must' That Is Hard to Get”, co-organised by APC and the Internet Society, which took place on Da...

Feminist Principles of the Internet at Lesbians Who Tech + Allies London Summit 2018
Feminist Principles of the Internet at Lesbians Who Tech + Allies London Summit 2018 12 November 2018 Maja Kraljic

I had previously attended the summits in Berlin (2015), London (2017) and San Francisco (2018). However, this time I was glad to be accepted to speak about a topic that is close to my heart – the Feminist Principles of the Internet – to approximately 150 participants at the London summit.

Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity at IGF 2018: Connection "for the community with the community by the community"
Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity at IGF 2018: Connection "for the community with the community by the community" 12 November 2018 Gabrielle Willms for APCNews

Established in 2015, DC3 is a working group that analyses the potential of community networks to enable connectivity in rural, remote and underserved areas, as well as give communities the power to own, manage and govern their own networks. 

Connecting the next billions at IGF 2018: "Let's think in terms of social development and not profit alone"
Connecting the next billions at IGF 2018: "Let's think in terms of social development and not profit alone" 12 November 2018 Leila Nachawati for APCNews

In this session, participants analysed the evolution of the Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s) process and showcased successful initiatives, as well as barriers and challenges to the half of the world that is still offline. 

What can Ghana do about the harassment faced by women online?
What can Ghana do about the harassment faced by women online? 08 November 2018 Theorose Dzineku for GenderIT.org

Women in Ghana, ordinary women and celebrities, have dealt with harassment and violence online, but there is minimal effort by the government currently to effectively address this problem. The suggestion seems to be that self-censorship should solve such problems faced by women.

MozFest 2018: Exploring how we can take control of our data, online lives and collective future
MozFest 2018: Exploring how we can take control of our data, online lives and collective future 05 November 2018 Maja Kraljic

Hundreds of activists and makers were brought together for workshops, talks, art, games, debates and interactive sessions with the aim of showcasing world-changing ideas and technology and building a stronger community.

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