2019

Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation: Supporting human rights defenders, journalists and human rights lawyers through ICTs
Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation: Supporting human rights defenders, journalists and human rights lawyers through ICTs 13 October 2019 APCNews

Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation (MIDO) is an APC member organisation working on ICTs for peace. They provide support to human rights defenders, journalists, activists and human rights lawyers in a country that has lately suffered long periods of internet shutdowns. Their work includes raising awareness about the effects of Myanmar’s Telecommunications Law, which criminalises free speech and has been used by the authorities to intimidate critics and journalists. Myo Min Aung, progra...

Inside the Digital Society: So who are you including?
Inside the Digital Society: So who are you including? 25 November 2019 David Souter

Last week, writing about how we should review the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society, I emphasised its vision – especially its opening call for a ‘people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society’ (or ‘digital society’ as I think we should now call it). You can take each of these three notions and analyse them for their meaning now and in the future. What, for example, will ‘people-centred’ mean when decisions that matter are mainly tak...

Take Back the Tech! launches annual 16-day campaign to take control of technology to end violence against women
Take Back the Tech! launches annual 16-day campaign to take control of technology to end violence against women 25 November 2019 Take Back the Tech!

Take Back the Tech! is a campaign that reclaims the internet and women's often ignored herstory with technology, exploring and encouraging the creative use of digital technologies to denounce and eliminate online gender-based violence (GBV). Its name echoes back to the Take Back the Night marches all over the world, where women reclaimed public streets as their own, especially at night when the...

APC at the IGF 2019: Event coverage
APC at the IGF 2019: Event coverage 23 October 2019 APCNews

This year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will take place from 25 to 29 November in Berlin, Germany. The overall theme of the event is "One World. One Net. One Vision." We are heading to Berlin to capture the activities and highlights of #IGF2019, and we hope to see you there. You can start by checking Social Media at the 14th IGF. For specific APC activity coverage, here are some guidelines ...

A need for a sustainable environment discussion in the internet governance space
A need for a sustainable environment discussion in the internet governance space 09 October 2019 Morisola Moromoke

This blog post was originally published on the website of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). I was really excited about my selection to participate in the 7th edition of the African School of Internet Governance which took place in the city of N’Djamena, Chad. The school hosted a diverse group of people from the African continent and outside the continent. The...

AfriSIG, the school for internet techies who want to learn policy
AfriSIG, the school for internet techies who want to learn policy 26 September 2019 APCNews

This blog post was originally published on the website of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). The African School on Internet Governance (AFRISIG) 2019 ran for six days in  N’Djamena, Chad. It is a yearly event that brings together people from across the continent to promote and strengthen active multistakeholder participation in internet governance in the ...

Three women shaping the future of the internet in Africa
Three women shaping the future of the internet in Africa 25 September 2019 APCNews

How can accessibility in rural areas of Africa be improved? What are the challenges for women and girls in terms of internet access? How are internet shutdowns affecting African users? These are some of the issues that Josephine Miliza, Sophie Ngassa and Amanda Manyame focus on, as African experts on internet access with a strong gender perspective. The three of them&nb...

Here's what's happening at the seventh African School on Internet Governance in N'Djamena, Chad
Here's what's happening at the seventh African School on Internet Governance in N'Djamena, Chad 06 September 2019 APCNews

Between 3 and 9 September, 60 participants from 26 countries are gathering in N’Djamena, Chad, for the seventh African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), a week of peer learning-based sessions that include hands-on experience which fellows will have the opportunity to apply at the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF), taking place right after.&nbs...

Seventh African School on Internet Governance to take place in N'Djamena, Chad, on 4-9 September
Seventh African School on Internet Governance to take place in N'Djamena, Chad, on 4-9 September 29 August 2019

The Seventh African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) will be held on 4-9 September 2019 in N’Djamena, Chad, with the aim of promoting and strengthening active multistakeholder participation in internet governance in the African continent. For six days, 60 participants from 26 countries will gather at sessions, lectures and workshops on internet governance processes at the loc...

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