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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”.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.