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EngageMedia: On recent internet blocking and throttling in West Papua

4 horas 6 minutos atrás

As an organisation that stands for media freedom and digital rights, EngageMedia finds the recent threats against freedom of expression in West Papua concerning, including undue restriction and harassment, as well as internet blocking and throttling.

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The wretched of the earth and internet governance: Are multistakeholderism and community networks the solution?

ter, 17/09/2019 - 16:44

The AfriSIG 2019 sessions were intense and highly engaging and delivered by the faculty in innovative and interactive ways. The participants were an awesome and exciting lot. This combination makes AfriSIG one of the most sought-after opportunities on the continent in the internet governance arena.

Taking the internet governance gospel from Africa to the world

ter, 17/09/2019 - 16:12

With a track record of producing unique cohorts of internet governance specialists for the continent and beyond, AfriSIG sets itself apart by building synergies and interpersonal professional relationships that transcend beyond borders and limitations.

Proposed criteria for selection and appointment of a new mandate holder on the situation of human rights defenders

ter, 10/09/2019 - 17:43

APC has joined the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and 130 organisations from around the world to set out the criteria that should be at the heart of the selection of the next UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.

APC statement to the First Substantive Session of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security

ter, 10/09/2019 - 17:17

APC welcomes this opportunity to address the OEWG and participate in this informal dialogue with stakeholders. APC and its members are increasingly concerned about state security-centric approaches to cybersecurity policy and the exclusion of civil society from cybersecurity efforts.

Here's what's happening at the seventh African School on Internet Governance in N'Djamena, Chad

sex, 06/09/2019 - 06:48

How does the internet work? What is an internet protocol? What types of disruptions do we face and what causes them? These were some of the questions addressed during the first sessions of the School, which focused on internet architecture and basic internet governance concepts.

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Joint letter on keeping the internet open and secure in Hong Kong

qui, 05/09/2019 - 11:05

A coalition of organisations, including APC, call on the Hong Kong authorities to refrain from the invocation of laws that would authorise the restriction or disruption of the internet and other means of communication and to ensure that the internet, including social media, remains open and secure.

Chako Armant from Ensemble Pour la Difference: "Women became our first respondents and partners"

ter, 03/09/2019 - 14:35

This is the second in a series of interviews we will be publishing until the end of the year that highlight the journey, struggles and achievements of women doing work in community networks. This month we are featuring Chako Armant from Ensemble Pour la Différence in the DRC.

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"All that you walk on to get there": New GenderIT.org edition shares feminist reflections on methodology, ethics and access in research

seg, 02/09/2019 - 13:04

This edition is a collection of essays and reflexive writings on feminist ways of knowing, and practices and priorities in feminist internet research. The focus is particularly on how there are added dimensions to all these questions when doing research on the internet and digital technology.

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Seventh African School on Internet Governance to take place in Djamena, Chad, on 4-10 September

qui, 29/08/2019 - 17:32

AfriSIG 2019 will bring together 45 participants from 23 countries and help them develop the skills to participate in local, regional and international internet governance processes and shape the future of the internet landscape for Africa's development.

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Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 21

qui, 29/08/2019 - 10:35

Welcome to the 21st monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

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Can the Universal Periodic Review hold governments accountable on digital rights?

qua, 28/08/2019 - 13:45

The Universal Periodic Review can highlight that online rights are an essential part of human rights and that everyone’s digital rights should be protected and promoted.

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Memory Jere from CYD Malawi: Motivating girls and getting them to push further

ter, 27/08/2019 - 21:32

This is the first in a series of interviews we will be publishing that highlight the journey of women doing work in community networks. We will document their experiences with the intention to inspire more women to get involved in this field. This month we are featuring Memory Jere.

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APC comments on the First Draft Outline of the Report by the ITU Secretary-General for the Sixth World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum 2021

ter, 27/08/2019 - 12:18

APC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the First Draft Outline of the Report by the ITU Secretary-General for WTPF-21. In particular, we welcome WTPF-21’s emphasis on the potential contribution of information and communication technologies to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Imagine a Feminist Internet: Southeast Asia workshop will explore intersections of gender, sexuality and technology

ter, 27/08/2019 - 11:39

Organised by the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) and EMPOWER-Malaysia, with the support of APC and Sida, the three-day collaborative workshop will take place in Malaysia on 14-16 November 2019. The final date for applications to attend is 31 August 2019.

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Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2019 to take place in Addis Ababa in September

qui, 22/08/2019 - 12:22

Hosted by CIPESA, the Forum convenes stakeholders from across the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online.

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Kondoa Community Network: Breaking gender digital divides

qua, 21/08/2019 - 14:14

Community networks provide alternatives to internet access infrastructure that is controlled by either companies or the state. In the remote area where Kondoa Community Network works, even patchy services have been helpful to ensure access to better education and medical services. 

A response to "The age of the feminist influencer"

sex, 16/08/2019 - 10:52

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.