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GISWatch: An annual snapshot of the information society, 10 years running

3 December 2016
(Florencia Roveri, from Nodo TAU for APCNews)

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) has reached its 10th edition, provi

Integrating Big Data into M&E of Development Programmes

(New York) UN Global Pulse and The Rockefeller Foundation will host a half-day event marking the launch of the ‘Integrating Big Data into the Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programmes’ Report.

APC's priorities for IGF 2016

2 December 2016
(APC for APCNews)

The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico on 5-9 December 2016.

IGF Workshop: How Can Privacy help us harness Big Data for Social Good

(Jalisco, Mexico) Mobile phone data can be used to help solve some of the most pressing public policy needs of our times – from managing traffic in congested and polluted urban environments, to understanding and preventing the spread of diseases.

Trending in the news today: Nigeria and the OPEC cut, South Africa’s credit rating, Zimbabwe’s bond…

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) is likely to affirm South Africa’s foreign currency investment grade rating and lower the country’s local currency…

Meet the Health Workers Who Are Leading Us to an AIDS-Free Generation

It’s easy to say that an HIV diagnosis is no longer a death sentence—after all, it isn’t.We have antiretroviral therapies to keep viral loads down, PrEP to keep new infections fr

APC at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum

1 December 2016

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadal

Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

1 December 2016
(APC for APCNews)

APC, along with Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation, India strongly condemn the harassment of human rights defenders in Malaysia by raiding the office of Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and confiscating important

In Juba, Women Are on the Front Lines Fighting HIV—and the Stigma Still Attached to It

"If not for Rita*, I would've been dead and buried years ago."That’s what Grace* announced to me and eight women from her HIV peer support group.

#KeepitOn: Joint letter on the internet and the election in Gambia

30 November 2016
(Various for APCNews)

In a letter signed by several organisations to President Yahya Jammeh, they urgently request the stability and

What’s trending: Top business & economy news across Africa on November 30, 2016

South Africa’s trade balance swung to a deficit of 4.41 billion rand ($315 million) in October, from a revised 6.9 billion rand surplus in…

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Trending news today: Business, economy, finance in Africa on November 29, 2016

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma survived a vote of no confidence even as finance minister Pravin Gordhan called for responsible…
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