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Getting to Zero: Lessons on Ebola and Global Health Security

November 20, 2018
We sat down with Oliver Johnson to find out how West Africa's 2014 outbreak is informing DRC's today.

Dynamic Coalition on Gender and Internet Governance: Emerging issues on sexuality and diversity

The Dynamic Coalition on Gender and Internet Governance was a unique panel at the 2018 IGF, not only because it was one of the few to have full focus on gender rights, but also because it was a participatory session with presentations from p

IGF Main Session on Cybersecurity, Trust and Privacy: Who does multistakeholderism represent?

The session brought together a mixed panel of private, public and government sector representatives.

Countering misinformation online: Strengthening media literacy skills to fight “fake news”

In recent years, the scope and consequences of online disinformation and misinformation campaigns have drawn increasing attention, as concern builds about their ability to exacerbate social polarisation, undermine public trust in the media a

Launch of the 2018 GISWatch report on community networks: The many ways to "do-it-yourself" to end digital exclusion

On 13 November, APC held its official launch of the 2018 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) at the Internet Governance Forum in Paris.

13 manifestations of gender-based violence using technology

APC's Take Back the Tech! project worked closely with Luchadoras and SocialTIC, campaigners in Mexico, to develop an illustrated list of manifestations of online gender-based violence based on case documentation.

Connecting the underserved: Innovation through knowledge sharing, “imagination” and a “community mindset”

During the Day 3 workshop “Innovative Approaches to Connecting Underserved Areas”, moderator Sebastian Bellagamba stressed that  "the cost of not being connected keeps increasing for people," noting the link between internet access and socio

Does urban youth know what to do about cyberharassment?: Research in Bangladesh

This in-depth article shares reflections on research with urban youth in Bangladesh on how they deal with cyberharassment and cyberbullying, particularly the experience of young women.

Digital social innovations to solve real world problems

Disruptive digital innovation does not happen where you think it does. The media is full of articles about the digital innovations happening at big Internet companies, and which seem impressive at first sight:

Preventing online violent radicalisation of youth: “Media and information literacy is the counter-narrative”

As the threat of online radicalisation of youth grows, the need for both pragmatic policy-based, legal and technical responses as well as a larger conversation on youth empowerment, resilience and capacity building in the digital space has b

2018 Digital Summit (Digital-Gipfel)

(Nürnberg, German) UN Global Pulse has been invited to speak at the 2018 Digital Summit, organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Stronger Referral Systems Are Saving Lives in Senegal

November 14, 2018
Over 150 communities in seven regions now have systems in place to transport urgent cases from health huts to larger facilities.

What's new on the spectrum? “Let's make sure we can use it for what is needed” - A conversation with Peter Bloom from Rhizomatica

Peter Bloom highlights trends in spectrum regulation, the importance of empowering communities to govern their own telecommunications, and the need to see spectrum as “a potential to communicate over the airwaves” rather than a commodity to

"We have the standards, the means to make internet services accessible. So why is this not happening?" Insights on disability and accessibility at the IGF 2018

More than 12 years since the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was ratified, web accessibility remains a distant reality for people with disabilities.

Focusing on the SDGs: “We have to really think about including all genders and marginalised genders in this conversation”

Gender and internet governance emerged as one important takeaway for consideration and reflection during the IGF main session “Development, Innovation and Economic Issues: Focus on the SDGs”.

Contribution from the Association for Progressive Communications to the IGF intersessional work on Policy Options for Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s) – Phase IV

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the initiative by the Internet Governance Forum's Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) to further develop ‎the IGF’s intersessional work on “Policy Options for Connecting and Ena
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