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African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience 31 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

During one of the sessions The fourth edition of the African School on Internet Governance (#AfriSIG2016), co-organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), took place from 11 to 15 October 2016 in Durban, South Africa. T...

Multistakeholder working group sets norms for cybersecurity policy that respects human rights Costa Rica 25 October 2016 APC for APCNews

At last week’s sixth annual Freedom Online Conference, the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) launched policy recommendations for human rights-based approaches to cybersecurity, a product of one of three FOC working groups. The launch of the recommendations represents a culmination of a two-year, mult...

APC's new subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2016
APC's new subgranting programme benefits 18 members in 2016 19 October 2016 Chat Garcia Ramilo for APCNews

APC’s new subgranting programme awarded a total of USD 267,918 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Eighteen member organisations were recipients of 20 grants, 12 of which are project grants of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other eight are research and campaign grants of up to U...

APC's Jac sm Kee awarded the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize
APC's Jac sm Kee awarded the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize 19 October 2016 APC

Jac sm Kee, winner of the 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize. The 2016 Stieg Larsson Prize is awarded to the Malaysian feminist activist, poet and writer Jac sm Kee, for her struggle for women’s right to a free online environment and for an open and equal information society based on the potential of the in...

Africa discusses regional and global internet governance
Africa discusses regional and global internet governance 14 October 2016 APC for APCNews

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New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016
New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016 12 October 2016 for GenderIT.org

In this special edition of GenderIT.org we share the experiences and reflections on the recent AWID Forum, in which a large group of women from APC Women’s Rights Programme and our partners from different countries and regions, participated enthusiastically. With the participation of 1,700 people ...

Promoting the use of free software in Nigerian communities builds wealth
Promoting the use of free software in Nigerian communities builds wealth 06 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko and Mallory Knodel for APCNews

Every year since 2004, on the third Saturday in September, hundreds of events are organised in dozens of cities around the world to increase “awareness of Free Software and its virtues” and to encourage use of free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) in a global event called Software Freedom ...

Africa gets ready for exciting events on internet governance
Africa gets ready for exciting events on internet governance 06 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

APC is gearing up for three exciting events starting soon in Durban, South Africa: the African Gender and Internet Governance eXchange (gigX), the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) and the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF). First up, on 10 October, is the gigX event hosted by W...