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First results of internet research with a feminist approach
First results of internet research with a feminist approach 30 August 2021 APCNews

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) website. The site's goal is to gather in one place the results of FIRN research projects, which aim to provide evidence to drive change in internet policy and law, and a feminist approach to internet rights.

APC policy explainer: Disinformation
APC policy explainer: Disinformation 30 August 2021 APC

APC considers disinformation to be a complex and multifaceted problem that cannot be properly addressed by a fragmented approach. It is also a multistakeholder challenge that requires dialogue between different sectors. In this document, APC explains why, where and how we work on this issue.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 39
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 39 26 August 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 39th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

APC and Derechos Digitales submission to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues  (CWG-Internet)
APC and Derechos Digitales submission to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) 24 August 2021 APC and Derechos Digitales

APC and Derechos Digitales welcome the opportunity to contribute to the open consultation on “The role of the Internet and international Internet-related public policy in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and possible future pandemics” organised by the ITU's CWG-Internet.

Seeding change: Feminist Tech Exchange explores digital safety through a feminist framework
Seeding change: Feminist Tech Exchange explores digital safety through a feminist framework 20 August 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? In this column we’re highlighting stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. APC's Feminist Tech Exchange explores digital safety through a feminist framework that is collective, responsive and flexible.

Open letter calling on Apple to abandon its plans to build surveillance capabilities into its products
Open letter calling on Apple to abandon its plans to build surveillance capabilities into its products 19 August 2021 Various

APC joined with an international coalition of over 90 civil society organisations in an open letter to Apple, calling on the company to abandon its recently announced plans to build surveillance capabilities into iPhones, iPads and other Apple products. 

Can social media platforms tackle online violence without structural change?
Can social media platforms tackle online violence without structural change? 17 August 2021 Marwa Azelmat for GenderIT.org

We welcome the commitments made by Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter to tackle online abuse on their platforms. However, without ensuring that the systems they create do not reproduce and amplify existing inequalities, built-in safety tools will only mitigate harms on the surface.

Joint non-governmental stakeholders statement: Ensuring an IGF 2021 hybrid format that strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation around the globe
Joint non-governmental stakeholders statement: Ensuring an IGF 2021 hybrid format that strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation around the globe 10 August 2021 Various

Civil society organisations encourage IGF organisers to continue to privilege the remote modality of meeting until the pandemic is under control in all parts of the world, and clear and inclusive rules and practices are adopted concerning vaccination and travel restrictions.

r/chickflixxx: Feminist (de)construction of online porn
r/chickflixxx: Feminist (de)construction of online porn 09 August 2021 Mariana Fossatti for GenderIT.org

How does porn take shape based on the audience's perspective and the practice of sharing and commenting on available online content? This article, based on a digital ethnographic analysis of a Reddit community, explores what feminist porn means on the internet.

Community networks from Asia, Africa and Latin America gather online to share experiences, learnings and resources
Community networks from Asia, Africa and Latin America gather online to share experiences, learnings and resources 05 August 2021 APCNews

The COVID-19 pandemic and political setbacks posed multi-layered obstacles for the community network movement over the past year. Within this challenging scenario, numerous community networks took the time to reflect and take specific, locally driven actions within their communities.

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