AfriSIG: Tax on Internet in Malawi, a Retard to the Country’s Development


For five days last year, I was privileged to attend the Second (2014) African School on Internet Governance in Mauritius, curtsey of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

Infrastructure sharing: "Strong regulation without jeopardising competitive advantage”


Raising awareness of the potential of infrastructure sharing is key to APC. As part of our project on Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access, APC is hosting a series of workshops in Southern Africa.

Open Institute from Cambodia strengthening the capacity of young women’s leadership network


Challenges of YW/GLHIV in group discussion of partner engagement. Source: OIChallenges of YW/GLHIV in group discussion of partner engagement. Source: OIThe common advocacy message of young women and girls living with HIV (YW/GLHIV) and lesbian, bisexuals and transgender (LBT) groups in Battambang province is to stop all forms of discrimination against YW/GLHIV and LBTs.

Feminist practice of digital security in MENA


A cornerstone of APC’s work is to enable communities and social movements to use ICTs to transform the world into a better place. Women’s movements in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have long recognised the power of ICTs as platforms for advocacy and organising – effectively shifting the power dynamics between information creators, owners and users.

New Media School by Kaos GL: "Gays and lesbians are changing the world by making news"


“New Media School” organized in May this year by Kaos GL, APC partner in the Sexual Rights Project, took place with the participation of over 20 reporter candidates from 14 different cities.

Take Back the Tech! and #OrangeDay together to end tech-related VAW

Towards a free and secure internet for all


Indeed, there are many benefits to being online, and yet there are also risks that people experience, especially people from marginalised groups, including women. While freedom of expression is magnified online, the right to privacy can be compromised. As more and more people are getting connected, is it possible to realise a free and secure internet for all?

A Government-Centred Global Conference of Cyberspace

The Hague

I was alerted to the Global Conference of Cyberspace by one of my fellow African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) alumni. In fact, I hoped to attend the civil-society-oriented pre-event, where I could have represented my organisation.

Digital Empowerment Foundation on the Right to Access the Internet: Upholding a Human Right

Right to Access the Internet: Upholding a Human Right

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

RightsCon, Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines—DEF team member, Ms. Ritu Srivastava, participated in the interactive session on Right to Access the Internet: Upholding a Human Right at the RightsCon conference in Manila, Philippines.

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