internet

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.

A response to "The age of the feminist influencer"
A response to "The age of the feminist influencer" 16 August 2019 Sheena Magenya for GenderIT.org

How we organise around shared causes and beliefs has changed with the internet. This piece looks at how the internet allows leadership to be decentralised, and responds to the idea that the age of influencers is necessarily a bad thing.  

The internet as we see it: Gendered perceptions from Pakistan
The internet as we see it: Gendered perceptions from Pakistan 09 August 2019 Amel Ghani and Sadaf Khan

This study attempted to conduct an in-depth examination of the perceptions of male and female internet users about the positive and negative effects of internet activity in Pakistan.

Brutal repression of protests in Sudan, both offline and online
Brutal repression of protests in Sudan, both offline and online 12 June 2019 Liemia El-Abubkr

APC is gravely concerned that the Sudanese authorities continue to implement internet restrictions to prevent citizens in the capital from communicating, as protesters try to reorganise after a brutal crackdown by government soldiers that left dozens of peaceful demonstrators dead. 

Responding to the Christchurch Call
Responding to the Christchurch Call 07 May 2019 Joy Liddicoat

The Call is a collaboration with the French government and a global call to a meeting in Paris on 15 May, which seeks to "bring together countries and tech companies in an attempt to bring to an end the ability to use social media to organise and promote terrorism and violent extremism."

IFF Valencia: Can we rescue the internet?
IFF Valencia: Can we rescue the internet? 23 April 2019 Edward Maw, GreenNet

My Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) started a little late as I was unable to get away from Brexit-gripped UK until Wednesday, but it was really refreshing to be in lovely Valencia in the spring and spend the end of the week in such a stimulating environment.

Rudi International: The Universal Periodic Review is taking place and there is a pressing need for recommendations on digital rights for the DRC
Rudi International: The Universal Periodic Review is taking place and there is a pressing need for recommendations on digital rights for the DRC 08 April 2019 Arsène Tungali

During its first and second Universal Periodic Review cycles, 395 recommendations were made to the DRC. The government supported more than 80% of the recommendations made, but none of these recommendations touched on human rights online.

APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2019
APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2019 01 April 2019 APCNews

The annual Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) in Valencia, Spain has become one of the main events for civil society on internet rights with a special focus on surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. Here is a list of sessions that APC staff and members are organising or leading.

Despots and disruptions: The greater the tendency to authoritarianism, the higher the chances of internet shutdowns
Despots and disruptions: The greater the tendency to authoritarianism, the higher the chances of internet shutdowns 25 March 2019 APCNews

2019 started with five African countries facing internet disruptions, a very dangerous trend that reveals a rise in authoritarianism on the continent. This is the focus of a recently launched study by APC member Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).

State of media and digital freedoms report in Pakistan 2018
State of media and digital freedoms report in Pakistan 2018 18 March 2019 Salwa Rana, Talal Raza and Waqas Naeem

The report touches upon various issues including violent and regulatory actions against the media, online censorship, the right to information regime, disinformation, internet disconnections, data protection, and legislative developments related to cyberspace.

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