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APC's reflections on the 2018 IGF and suggestions for 2019

Submission to the IGF Community Public Consultation, January 2019

Fatimata Sy on Partnering to Expand Access to Contraceptives

By Ruchika Tulshyan,
Contributor, The Optimist
January 17, 2019
Fatimata Sy talks to The Optimist about her work, the future of family planning, and her own audacious personal goal.

Introducing DigiGlot, a newsletter about languages and tech

Elmo Bautista and his late father Espíritu Bautista digitally record words in the Yanesha language of Peru during a workshop organized by the Living Tongues Institu

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2019

By Margarite Nathe,
Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth International
January 16, 2019
From food security to the future of PEPFAR, here are some of the trends we’ll be watching closely in the year ahead.

Internet shutdowns in Africa: "It is like being cut off from the world"

Throughout the African continent, where many APC members and partners are based, recent weeks have seen a fresh spate of internet shutdowns that have hindered public access to information and communications.

"Revenge porn": Five important reasons why we should not call it by that name

This article sums up the reasons why we should stop using the term "revenge porn" when describing certain kinds of violations online that entail the non-consensual taking and circulation of intimate images.

#KeepitOn: Joint letter on keeping the internet open and secure in Zimbabwe

In response to reports that the government has shut down the internet, this joint open letter calls on the ICT minister of Zimbabwe to ensure the stability and openness of the internet.

A year-long rotating Twitter campaign will share the voices of 50 indigenous language digital activists

Illustration mashup created by Eddie Avila, utilizing the bird icon by Sara Novovitch, ES at the Noun Project, the voluta by Jer Clarke, and the Word It Out word cloud

Can digital technologies accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals?

During the 2018 IGF in Paris, the contribution of emerging technologies towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was highlighted. 

Don’t use A. Briggs

If you’re a frequent traveler, you probably have needed a visa expediter at some point. Good expediters can get you out of a serious jam, helping you get a visa or even a new passport in a short time. For over a decade, I used A. Briggs, a long-established expediter used by many large firms and institutions.

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