Digital society

Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "An album of photos built with thoughtful criteria"
Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "An album of photos built with thoughtful criteria" 05 December 2022 Florencia Roveri

Part of the GISWatch 15th anniversary retrospective series, this piece comes from Florencia Roveri, a long-standing author from our network member Nodo TAU, who has been contributing significantly to Argentina country reports since the inception of GISWatch. 

GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on our digital futures post-pandemic
GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek! Read a selection of full-length reports on our digital futures post-pandemic 22 November 2022 Various

The 2021-2022 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will be officially launching at the IGF next month, and this is your chance to have a first look at full-length reports in this special GISWatch 2021-2022 Sneak Peek!

Rich white boys’ takeover of spaces of organising: Should you stay or should you go?
Rich white boys’ takeover of spaces of organising: Should you stay or should you go? 10 November 2022 Nyx McLean for GenderIT.org

As rich white men like Elon Musk own and control online platforms, these spaces are becoming more and more unwelcoming for queer and marginalised people. As individuals who have made and found communities in these spaces, should we leave our place on platforms like Twitter?

Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "The making of a committed, exciting and influential voice in the information society wildnerness"
Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "The making of a committed, exciting and influential voice in the information society wildnerness" 26 October 2022 Y. Z. Ya’u

This third installment Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) 15th anniversary series explores reflections of what it means to write for this long-running project with Y. Z. Ya'u, a long-time Nigeria-based contributor to the report.

Inside the Digital Society: Africa’s "communications revolution"
Inside the Digital Society: Africa’s "communications revolution" 20 October 2022 David Souter

Our columnist recalls how bleak Africa’s communications landscape was a generation ago, what the "communications revolution" has wrought and what we should try to learn from the past.

Inside the Digital Society: Making e-government inclusive
Inside the Digital Society: Making e-government inclusive 05 October 2022 David Souter

How is e-government progressing after COVID? What should we be looking out to understand and measure?

 Tackling online hate speech in Africa and beyond: “We can't trust Big Tech to abide by its own rules”
Tackling online hate speech in Africa and beyond: “We can't trust Big Tech to abide by its own rules” 05 October 2022 Fungai Machirori

Online hate speech has become a fixture of our lives, especially across Africa. We talked to experts in our network and beyond about this crisis, its tricky challenges and ways to counter it, including APC’s recent campaign on International Day for Countering Hate Speech.

Join us on #EcoThursday starting in October
Join us on #EcoThursday starting in October 21 September 2022

Starting on 6 October, we invite everyone to join us every Thursday on APC's social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), where we will convene and connect academic and activist knowledge about how to use the internet and digital technologies to adapt to and combat climate change.

Inside the Digital Society: What do you mean, ‘digital transformation’?
Inside the Digital Society: What do you mean, ‘digital transformation’? 14 September 2022 David Souter

Our columnist reflects on how digitalisation has transformed, or at least changed the parameters, of our lives since the 1950s and where ‘digital transformation’ could head next. 

Save the date: Roundtable on Digital Cooperation on 19 September
Save the date: Roundtable on Digital Cooperation on 19 September 13 September 2022

The roundtable is an opportunity to interact with the recently appointed UN Tech Envoy Amandeep Singh Gill, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, about the Global Digital Compact process and other priorities on the global digital cooperation agenda.

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