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AlterMundi: “Community networks embody the original spirit of the internet”
AlterMundi: “Community networks embody the original spirit of the internet” 23 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

AlterMundi in action in Córdoba, Argentina. Photos: AlterMundi A group of Argentinians is taking the internet to small towns and villages in their country using free/libre software and low-cost hardware. They are creating decentralised wireless networks using Wi-Fi routers and firmware that makes it possible to regulate how networks function. These networks are then maintained by the communities themselves. In this way, internet access is provided in places where no commercial service is av...

GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launched at IGF 2015
GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launched at IGF 2015 12 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

GISWatch 2015. Photo by Arturo Enzo Bregagglio How does the politics of sex and sexual rights activism take place online? How are generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet? And how does this relate to the threats of surveillance, censorship and online violence? These are some of the questions addressed by the la...

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015
African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015 11 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway? was the provocative title of a panel that explored how policy frameworks affect human rights on the continent. “Declarations are important, but implementation is the key issue,” was a core idea of the session, which touched on how initiatives like the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms can benefit policy makers, the bu...

Vera Vieira
Vera Vieira 09 November 2015

Vera Vieira is a journalist with a PhD in Communication Sciences, at the University of São Paulo. Her thesis focused on an action research on violence against women and the use of internet to amplify the Brazilian struggle to minimize it (Communication and Feminism: the possibilities of digital era). She is the executive director of NGO Associação Mulheres pela Paz, based in São Paulo city....

Latin America in a Glimpse, at IGF 2015
Latin America in a Glimpse, at IGF 2015 09 November 2015

Among the most controversial issues that Latin America faced in 2015 are the arrival of Free Basics (formerly Internet.org) and surveillance on the internet, including the Hacking Team revelations. To present these issues in context, Derechos Digitales and APC launched Latin America in a glimpse, a summary of the digital rights arena in the region, at an Internet Governance Forum pre-event on 9...

Disco-tech event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015)
Disco-tech event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015) 07 November 2015 APC

      Disco-tech event: This year, we have seen both a groundbreaking UN report recognising anonymity as essential to human rights, in particular privacy and freedom of opinion and expression, as well as consistent government efforts to undermine anonymity online. Worldwide, anonymity enhancing technologies are becoming increasingly important to all internet users, for a number ...

APC at the 2015 IGF
APC at the 2015 IGF 03 November 2015 APC

Gender and the internet - Unpacking principles for responding to technology-related violence against women
Gender and the internet - Unpacking principles for responding to technology-related violence against women 02 November 2015

When: Monday, 9 November 2015, 10:00 am -12:30 pm Where: Workshop Room 8 Organiser: Association for Progressive Communications While there has been increasing recognition of how technology-related violence against women impacts on women’s ability to access and benefit from the internet and other ICTs, there remains no broad agreement about how best to prevent and respond to this. At a very ...

APC at the 2015 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC
APC at the 2015 IGF: Events hosted and co-organised by APC 30 October 2015

PRE-EVENTS – 8 November 2015 Best Bits Pre-event Organised by Best Bits, this meeting offers participants the opportunity to review the internet governance landscape, and to dive deep into a few selected key areas. Participants at the Best Bits 2015 meeting will share knowledge of recent developments, broaden their understanding of existing initiatives in this space, and collaborate on t...

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