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Inside the Digital Society: "Consuming" creative culture in the digital society
Inside the Digital Society: "Consuming" creative culture in the digital society 04 May 2021 David Souter

Last week I wrote about what digitalisation may be doing to creativity.  This week, a look at what it may already have done to the way that we ‘consume’ creative culture.

South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access
South Korea: Censorship of telemedical services as a form of denying abortion access 30 April 2021 Erin Hassard for GenderIT.org

When countries invoke peripheral laws such as pharmaceutical violations or conscientious objection clauses as justification for blocking, restricting, or limiting abortion access, they are invariably creating additional barriers, not upholding legal integrity.

Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities
Gender, diversity and inclusion in open source communities 29 April 2021 Mariana Fossatti for GenderIT.org

Code, even when it is open, is not neutral with respect to who contributes and for what. What happens to our contributions when we reveal our gender or sexuality? How can a project in which a significant portion of the work is invisible and not counted really be “free” and open source?

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 35
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 35 29 April 2021 APCNews

Welcome to the 35th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Women are talking but Telegram is not listening
Women are talking but Telegram is not listening 28 April 2021 Garnett Achieng for GenderIT.org

Garnett Achieng takes a deep-dive look into the Telegram app from the perspective of African women’s experience, particularly that of data privacy and online gender-based violence.

Leave no one behind: A people-centred approach to achieve meaningful connectivity
Leave no one behind: A people-centred approach to achieve meaningful connectivity 27 April 2021 Various

We call on governments, industry, multilateral institutions, civil society and international financial institutions to close the digital divide by putting people at the centre of our approach to achieving meaningful connectivity for everyone.

Inside the Digital Society: Human and digital creativity
Inside the Digital Society: Human and digital creativity 26 April 2021 David Souter

Can artificial intelligence be "creative"? Can it be original? Can it make art, or music, or literature that is as meaningful as art of music or literature that’s made by humans? Can it understand emotion as well as we do?

Global Information Society Watch 2020 - Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South
Global Information Society Watch 2020 - Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South 26 April 2021 Various

This edition of Global Information Society Watch seeks to understand the constructive role that technology can play in confronting the crises. It disrupts the normative understanding of technology being an easy panacea to the planet’s environmental challenges and suggests that a nuanced and contextual use of technology is necessary for real sustainability to be achieved.

Taking action: GISWatch 2020 authors speak out on creating a sustainable world
Taking action: GISWatch 2020 authors speak out on creating a sustainable world 21 April 2021 APCNews

On Earth Day 2021, APC launched its 2020 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) on the theme of "Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South". Listen to voices from around the globe as we join the global movement for climate justice.

Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) second convening report (summary)
Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) second convening report (summary) 15 April 2021

In this report summary we share presentation briefs, quotes, insights and discussions from the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) online convening, held from 15 to 23 June 2020.

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