Take Action for #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet

By APC WRP (October 2015, APC )

On 9th of October 2015, misogynists, trolls and a variety of people who associate with the #Gamergate hashtag decided to occupy and corrupt the #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet hashtags by posting thousands of anti-feminist and misogynistic tweets and memes. This attack is the response to a tweet chat organised by the Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum on Countering Online Violence and Abuse, to discuss the impact of such violence. This online attack against feminist activism online is deliberate, planned and coordinated, and it’s only one example of the attacks that feminists face online.

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Expert group meeting: Due diligence and accountability for online violence against women

9 October 2015 (APC for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications, the Due Diligence Project, and the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute are organising a two-day expert group meeting on “Due diligence for violence against women online: The role of the state and internet intermediaries” to be held in Florence, Italy on 15-16 October 2015.

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4 days in NYC for the Open Web Fellows

Victoria, British Columbia

Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows during the meeting in New YorkFord-Mozilla Open Web Fellows during the meeting in New YorkThe inaugural cohort of the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows met in New York last week for only the second time face to face.

Peter Gabriel congratulates APC on the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) 2015 Pioneer Award

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has been honoured at this year’s Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) 2015 Pioneer Awards which took place last night (Thursday 24 September).

Imagine a Feminist Internet: Reflections on freedom of expression and mysoginistic online content


This video by Dhyta Caturani from Engage Media features Sheena Magenya and Naomi Fontanos speaking about online mysoginistic content and its relation to freedom of expression, while attending the second Imagine a Feminist Internet meeting in Malaysia, July 2015.