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Creating and caring for feminist digital archives in Africa
Creating and caring for feminist digital archives in Africa 24 June 2021 Gorata Chengeta for GenderIT.org

This article explores the labour and determination that go into preserving African women’s history, reclaiming online spaces and, more importantly, ensuring that these stories remain accessible and continue to grow for the future generations to come.

Joint civil society statement: People’s health and rights – and not intellectual property and profit – should be at the centre of responses to the COVID-19 crisis
Joint civil society statement: People’s health and rights – and not intellectual property and profit – should be at the centre of responses to the COVID-19 crisis 16 June 2021 Various

As international, regional and national civil society organisations working at the intersection of technology and human rights, we call on the world's governments to lift the intellectual property barriers that hinder universal access to health care and free COVID-19 vaccination for all.

Coconet: Singing about global issues and COVID-19 with the Marapu community
Coconet: Singing about global issues and COVID-19 with the Marapu community 29 May 2020 Fendi Widianto and Joseph Lamont for Coconet

Amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, health recommendations need to be conveyed to communities in remote areas that are separated both by distance and by the minority languages they speak. One medium that can be used to convey public messages is through song.

Five tips for a successful edit-a-thon on gender
Five tips for a successful edit-a-thon on gender 21 December 2018 Rohini Lakshan​​é for GenderIT.org

Here's a list of things to watch out for during your edit-a-thon, including the safety of your participants and how to navigate the tricky but sometimes essential rules of editing content on Wikipedia.

Reporting back from Decolonizing the Internet 2018
Reporting back from Decolonizing the Internet 2018 23 November 2018 Claudia Pozo for Whose Knowledge?

This July, nearly 100 people gathered to share a two-day space in Cape Town, in a quest to discuss and strategise around decolonisation, knowledge and the internet. We are pleased to release the “Decolonizing the Internet 2018 Summary Report”, to share more about what happened at this event.

Media piracy: Approaching IP from the South
Media piracy: Approaching IP from the South 21 July 2008 Natalie Brown

As new copyright laws attempt to keep pace with the shifting landscape of digital cultural production, legal restrictions on media use and distribution are being championed by heavyweights in the global media industry. This has led to the web of restrictions on media consumption becoming denser. Civil society network APC hopes to re-shape the discourse surrounding piracy by providing a thorough...

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