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"We cannot be what we cannot see": GenderIT.org maps gaps in research in gender and information society 11 September 2017 By GenderIT.org

The articles in this bilingual edition point to how visibility, a complicated phenomenon in itself, is the starting point of a different way of being, and how the stories we tell – entangled in the fine wires of technology – are necessary and essential, and could be the foundations for the movem...

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 36th session 11 September 2017 By Maud Barret Bertelloni and Deborah Brown for APC, and Access Now for APCNews

The 36th session of the Human Rights Council is taking place from 11 to 29 September 2017 in Geneva. This session will consider a number of thematic reports from Special Rapporteurs Independent Experts, and the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, some of which will touch on internet-rel...

Job opportunity at APC: Administration and Research Assistant for Local Access Networks Project
Job opportunity at APC: Administration and Research Assistant for Local Access Networks Project 08 September 2017

Main purpose of the job APC's new community-based connectivity action research project "Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?" is looking for an Administration and Research Support Assistant. The purpose of the position is to have an overall perspective of the project and it...

APC has a new Board of Directors for the period 2017-2019
APC has a new Board of Directors for the period 2017-2019 05 September 2017 By APCNews

On 21 August, 39 APC Council members cast their votes during the APC Member Meeting in Ithala, South Africa, and elected a new Board of Directors for the next three years. The composition of APC's new Board of Directors is the following: Bishakha Datta, Point of View, Indi...

Business and online freedom of expression: Changes in power and governance
Business and online freedom of expression: Changes in power and governance 01 September 2017 By Maud Barret Bertelloni

This year’s report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of expression and opinion confirmed growing attention to the impact of digital media on human rights: after previous work dedicated to the impact of surveillance, and to communications encryptio...

Special Report on National and Regional IGFs: Participate in the survey!
Special Report on National and Regional IGFs: Participate in the survey! 31 August 2017

APC has taken initiative to compile two editions of Global Information Society Watch focused on National and Regional IGFs (NRIs). While one will consist of independent and analytical perspectives on the role of NRIs in internet governance, this questionnaire is linked to the second volume, which in...

Making a feminist internet: Movement building in a digital age
Making a feminist internet: Movement building in a digital age 29 August 2017

On April 24th 2016, more than 70,000 tweets through multiple hashtags coalesced into the largest street protest across multiple cities in Mexico against gender-based violence. In India, Dalit women are foregrounding their realities on the agenda for change, forging political kinship between movement...

APC members meet in South Africa to craft a collaborative future
APC members meet in South Africa to craft a collaborative future 15 August 2017

Twenty-seven years ago, the Association for Progressive Communications started as an network of non-governmental internet providers. Today, APC is still pioneering community access to infrastructure, but the world has changed in many ways over the past two decades, increasing the challenges and dive...