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Participate in the new International Youth Internship Programme
Participate in the new International Youth Internship Programme 07 May 2018

Technology and communication at the heart of social change You would like to participate in an international internship with one of Alternatives’ partners. You want to advance Alternatives' and its allies’ work in the areas of social communications, information and communications technology (ICT), human rights and gender equality. You are dynamic, curious and eager to have a rewarding intercultural experience. This year, Alternatives offers you the chance to participate in a six-month int...

Need to Know: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and privacy concerns
Need to Know: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and privacy concerns 02 May 2018 May First/People Link

"Facebook: a threat and an opportunity" is the name of the latest instalment of May First/People Link's audio interviews and discussions, as part of the Need to Know project. In this audio, Sainaba Ali and Praveen Sinha from Equality Labs, Nathan "nash" Sheard from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Jamie McClelland from May First/People Link and the Progressive Technology Project discuss the latest scandal surrounding Facebook and&nb...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 5
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 5 26 April 2018

Welcome to the fifth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks. Categories 1. Get involved Digital Empowerment Foundation is calling for sessions for their Digital Citizen Summit. The deadline to submit your session proposal is 30 April 2018. Read more. 2. Calls for grants The Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants Programme is now open for applications until 1...

Internship opportunity at APC on global policy and advocacy
Internship opportunity at APC on global policy and advocacy 11 April 2018

Are you passionate about human rights and social justice? Are you concerned about the impact that technology has on society, democracy and culture? Do you believe that the policy and regulatory decisions made about the internet today will shape the future of the world we live in? The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has an exciting opening for an intern to join its global policy...

Mark Graham
Mark Graham 28 March 2018

Mark Graham has created and managed innovative online products and services since 1984. As director of the Wayback Machine, he is responsible for capturing, preserving and helping people discover and use more than one billion new web captures each week. Mark was most recently senior vice president with NBC News where he managed several business units including GardenWeb and Stringwire, a live m...

Mitra Ardron
Mitra Ardron 22 March 2018

Mitra Ardron founded GreenNet in 1985 and co-founded APC in 1989. He was very involved in internet standards for many years before focusing on technological solutions to sustainability and poverty for the last  decade, starting or building several companies involved in green materials and renewable energy. Most recently he started Lumeter, which was the leading provider of pay-as...

Mallory Knodel
Mallory Knodel 21 March 2018

As the Head of Digital for ARTICLE 19, Mallory Knodel integrates a human rights, people-centred approach to communications and technology work for social justice movements, specialising in cybersecurity policy advocacy. She was formerly a communications manager for APC.

Expanding community networks: Around the world with AlterMundi
Expanding community networks: Around the world with AlterMundi 24 January 2018 Nico Pace, AlterMundi

One year ago, our members’ network was joined by AlterMundi, an Argentina-based NGO that strives to promote a new paradigm based on freedom gained through peer-to-peer collaboration. AlterMundi explores different forms of such collaboration from a technological perspective and with an emphasis on wireless community networks in small towns and rural areas. Through projects such as LibreMe...

Riseup Networks
Riseup Networks 23 November 2017

The Riseup Collective is an autonomous body based in Seattle with collective members world wide. Their purpose is to aid in the creation of a free society, a world with freedom, without oppression or hierarchy, where power is shared equally. They do this by providing communication and computer resources to allies engaged in struggles against capitalism and other forms of oppression.

Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care
Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care 12 November 2017 GenderIT.org

Over 80 people engaged in wildly different kinds of feminist activism across the world gathered together to discuss what does it mean to build movements around feminist principles, women’s rights, sexuality and related issues in the digital age. From the cataclysmic and profoundly loud speaking out that took place spontaneously across varied contexts with #metoo to understanding, owning and b...

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