Cultural and linguistic diversity

Why did Google think two Zimbabwean women writers were the same person?
Why did Google think two Zimbabwean women writers were the same person? 11 October 2023 Fungai Machirori for GenderIT.org

Algorithm bias manifests itself in unique ways every single day, affecting people of colour. Fungai Machirori explores how big tech corporations misidentify renowned Black women - error that continues to exist despite various alarms around the said bias.

The language of power: How your trendy chatbot is leaving marginalised communities behind
The language of power: How your trendy chatbot is leaving marginalised communities behind 20 March 2023 Claudia Pozo, Aldo Berríos and Ana Alonso

The design and development of digital language technologies, and especially the technologies relying on large language models like ChatGPT, call for a deep power analysis on who is building this technology, who will benefit from it and who will decide its future.

APC and Coding Rights intervention at the GDC Americas Multistakeholder Consultation
APC and Coding Rights intervention at the GDC Americas Multistakeholder Consultation 08 March 2023 APC and Coding Rights

This presentation was jointly delivered by Joana Varon (Coding Rights) and Valeria Betancourt (APC) at the Global Digital Compact Americas Multistakeholder Consultation held in Mexico City on 15-16 February 2023 to discuss the challenges, opportunities and priorities of the region.

A commitment to creativity: The online aesthetics of feminist labour
A commitment to creativity: The online aesthetics of feminist labour 15 November 2022 Zoya Rehman for GenderIT.org

This two-part series sheds light on how art and creativity play a key role in activism in Pakistan and provide the country's feminist movement and struggles with a prominent visual aesthetics on the internet.

Cultivating a feminist community network: Reflections of practices in the quilombo of Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca
Cultivating a feminist community network: Reflections of practices in the quilombo of Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca 16 October 2022 Bruna Zanolli and Bruna Vasconcellos

This report is an outcome of an action-research project that gathered community members, women farmers, technologists, agro-ecologists and community network practitioners to create a community network in the quilombola community of Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca, Brazil.

Enabling digital inclusion for the most vulnerable in 2021
Enabling digital inclusion for the most vulnerable in 2021 12 October 2022 APCNews

We want people affected by exclusion, discrimination and inequality to be able to meaningfully use and shape the internet and digital technologies to meet their specific needs. Check out our achievements in this area in 2021.

Harnessing the collective power of communities in 2021
Harnessing the collective power of communities in 2021 04 October 2022 APCNews

We want the collective power of communities within and beyond the APC network to be harnessed through existing and new relationships built around transformative actions and our shared visions. Check out our achievements in this area in 2021.

Join us on #EcoThursday starting in October
Join us on #EcoThursday starting in October 21 September 2022

Starting on 6 October, we invite everyone to join us every Thursday on APC's social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), where we will convene and connect academic and activist knowledge about how to use the internet and digital technologies to adapt to and combat climate change.

Inside the Digital Society: Digital (in)equality
Inside the Digital Society: Digital (in)equality 31 March 2022 David Souter

A poor understanding of digital inequality continues to lead to inadequate and counterproductive policies. This column discusses six themes that could improve policymakers’ understanding of the nuances behind this persistent inequality and disconnect.

Seeding change: Environmental sustainability and the need to strengthen female leadership
Seeding change: Environmental sustainability and the need to strengthen female leadership 04 March 2022 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? In Central America, the intersection between digital transformation and environmental justice has been a priority for Sulá Batsú for many years.

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