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Privacy, personhood and identity in surveillance societies 01 March 2019 By Upasana Bhattacharjee for GenderIT.org

The increasing use of the internet, social media, surveillance and algorithmic processing has shifted the meanings of privacy. Here we explore the conceptual understandings of privacy and its links to autonomy, human dignity and self-determination.

HRC40 side event: Defending expression and diversity of religion and belief or non-belief in the digital age 01 March 2019 By FORUM-ASIA

The Association for Progressive Communications, FORUM-ASIA and Humanists International invite you to a side event to discuss freedom of expression and diversity of religion and belief or non-belief in online spaces.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 15
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 15 01 March 2019

Welcome to the 15th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

CIPESA submits comments to Uganda Communications Commission on improving access to ICT for persons with disabilities
CIPESA submits comments to Uganda Communications Commission on improving access to ICT for persons with disabilities 28 February 2019 By Daniel Mwesigwa for CIPESA

Last year, Uganda’s communications regulator commissioned a study to establish the status of access to and usage of ICT by persons with disabilities. In response to a call for comments, CIPESA made a submission to the commission which could help various government agencies to devise strategies.

Chat Garcia Ramilo, APC's director: "In internet governance, we prioritise the participation of local voices"
Chat Garcia Ramilo, APC's director: "In internet governance, we prioritise the participation of local voices" 27 February 2019

NIC Argentina, which is devoted to the growth of the internet and building society's trust in the internet in Argentina, interviewed APC Executive Director Chat Garcia Ramilo during the Internet Governance Forum in Paris.

Technology and communication at the heart of social change: Check out these exciting internship opportunities!
Technology and communication at the heart of social change: Check out these exciting internship opportunities! 25 February 2019 By APCNews

APC, together with Media Monitoring Africa and the Right To Know campaign, are hosting internships in South Africa for work focusing on internet-related policy and governance, privacy, and communications.

Jinbonet, 20 years defending internet rights in Korea
Jinbonet, 20 years defending internet rights in Korea 20 February 2019 By APCNews

For the last 20 years, Jinbonet has been a consistent and courageous voice in resisting state regulation of the internet that violates people's rights in Korea.

KICTANet: Is privacy a concern for mobile phone users in Africa?
KICTANet: Is privacy a concern for mobile phone users in Africa? 19 February 2019 By KICTANet

Is privacy a concern for mobile phone users in Africa? How important is it to raise awareness about this issue? APC member KICTANet explores these questions in a series of interviews gathered in this video.

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