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“Shut up you bitch”: Some thoughts on women speaking up, internet trolls and ignorance

Argentina

At the end of June I attended a workshop organised by the Centre for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the topic “Digital violence and hate speech”, which dealt with the tensions between advocates for freedom of expression and the

“We need to avoid a situation where the DNS is used to police content”: A conversation with ICANN's Rafik Dammak

BUENOS AIRES 2 July 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC attended the 53rd meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that took place in Buenos Aires on 21-25 June 2015. We interviewed Rafik Dammak, a Tunisian engineer living in Tokyo, who is an APC individual member and chair of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group at ICANN. He explains why internet rights activists should get involved in ICANN, since any policy around domain names has a dramatic and global effect.

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APC hosts “open web” advocate for 2015 Ford-Mozilla fellowship

MONTREAL 2 July 2015 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

APC will host Andrea Del Río, a participant in the 2015 Open Web Fellows programme, which is an international leadership initiative by the Ford Foundation and Mozilla. For the next 10 months, Del Río will use her cutting-edge technology skills alongside APC policy experts to safeguard the internet as a global public resource.

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Facebook real name policy: the frustration!

South Africa

Facebook is a community where people use their authentic identities. Authentic defined by Facebook standards, of course.

Highlights of ICANN 53 in Argentina, June 2015

Talking about snowflakes on the iceberg

It is late spring of 2015 and we are sitting in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, talking about a grave violation of women’s human rights: violence against women (VAW).

Internet Governance Forum 2014: Results from the Gender Report Card

22 June 2015 (APC)

Since 2011, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme has been compiling Gender Report Cards to monitor and assess the level of gender parity and inclusion at the IGF’s workshop sessions. Check out the results for 2014 IGF!

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Pulling apart the patriarchy: GenderIT.org edition in commemoration of Heike Jensen

18 June 2015 (GenderIT.org for GenderIT.org)

This edition is in tribute to this amazing woman who contributed to our ability to question, interrogate and rebuild the institutions and architecture of the internet in more equitable ways. We hope that through this edition, readers will be driven not only to investigate Heike’s work more deeply, but also to engage in the deeper project of imagining, sharing and building an internet and a broader future without the shackles of patriarchy.

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Briefings on technology-related violence against women for the 29th Human Rights Council session

By APC WRP (June 2015, APC )

APC has developed a brief and a background document on technology-related violence against women to support our advocacy efforts at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council.

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APC's Oral Statement on Violence against Women at the UN Human Rights Council

17 June 2015 (APC for APCNews)

During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the 29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, APC delivered an oral statement calling on all States to develop effective responses to technology-related violence against women as a matter of urgency as part of their existing obligations to uphold women’s human rights rights.

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