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AfriSIG 2018: Interview with Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky on multistakeholder decision making
AfriSIG 2018: Interview with Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky on multistakeholder decision making 18 October 2018 Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky for APCNews

AfriSIG fellow Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky reflects on the importance of including youth and grassroots organizations in multistakeholder decision making after the School's collaborative governance workshop.

UNESCO: Open Forum on "Measuring a free, open, rights based and inclusive internet"
UNESCO: Open Forum on "Measuring a free, open, rights based and inclusive internet" 18 October 2018 UNESCO

The Internet Universality Indicators have been developed through a process of desk research and global multistakeholder consultation, undertaken by UNESCO with the support of a consortium which has been led by the Association for Progressive Communications.

Inside the Information Society: Breaking the news
Inside the Information Society: Breaking the news 16 October 2018 David Souter

Last time I wrote about the (unexpected) resilience of the book in digital times. Far from dying out, book sales are currently reviving. But what about those other icons of the print age, newspapers? What’s happening to them, and does it matter?

Keywords of the internet: The fraying edges of algorithmic production
Keywords of the internet: The fraying edges of algorithmic production 13 October 2018 Nadège for GenderIT.org

In this column series we unpack keywords relevant to the internet and the digital age. Here we look at algorithms and their origin in the work of Ada Lovelace. At how they are a sequence of steps, how they enfold consequences. And lastly we ask – can we talk about feminist algorithms?

Welcome to the sunrises and sunsets of Zanzibar
Welcome to the sunrises and sunsets of Zanzibar 09 October 2018 Chenai Chair

Three years ago, I caught a flight for the first time to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, excited and nervous to be joining the AfriSIG/gigX class of 2015.

Inside the Information Society: What about books?
Inside the Information Society: What about books? 03 October 2018 David Souter

Twenty years ago, as the internet took off, a lot of people thought the days of books were numbered. 

South Africa: Civil society organisations test government’s commitment to human rights at the United Nations
South Africa: Civil society organisations test government’s commitment to human rights at the United Nations 02 October 2018 APC and others

South Africa risks continued failures to fulfil its human rights obligations to people if the government’s austerity policy is maintained, civil society organisations have warned at the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

Inside the Information Society: Naming the Information Society
Inside the Information Society: Naming the Information Society 25 September 2018 David Souter

Some thoughts this week on some of the names we've given phenomena in the world of ICTs - and whether what we mean by the biggest term of all (the 'Information Society') is changing or should change.

APC's Karen Banks wins Oxford Internet Institute Award
APC's Karen Banks wins Oxford Internet Institute Award 22 September 2018 APCNews

Computer networking pioneer Karen Banks, APC's director of operations and a former core part of GreenNet, an APC founding member, was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mapping Segregation: Google Maps and the Human Rights of Palestinians
Mapping Segregation: Google Maps and the Human Rights of Palestinians 19 September 2018 7amleh

This report by 7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement reveals new insights about how Google Maps’ mapping process in the occupied Palestinian territories serves the interests of the Israeli government and contradicts Google’s commitment to international human rights frameworks.

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