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Protecting the digital data: An overview of corporate data protection policies in Pakistan

This research has been conducted to help different stakeholders understand how the corporate sector is currently responding to its data protection responsibilities in Pakistan.

Human rights impacts of taxing popular internet services: The cases of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

This paper focuses on the human rights impacts of recent initiatives in three countries (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania) to “tax” the internet through introducing excise duties on, essentially, internet access and/or use.

What's new on the spectrum? "The tide is changing": Exploring spectrum regulation and access with Carlos Rey-Moreno and Steve Song

During a conversation with APCNews, Carlos Rey-Moreno and Steve Song explain how the spectrum works, explore the history of its regulation and share their cautious optimism about a “significant uptick in the growth and sustainability of comm

Mapping Swarm this Weekend

Any mapping gurus want to look at a document I'm creating that rates all the different GIS products?

This wiki is helping to keep the Balinese language alive in Indonesia

A crowdsourced, community-based platform is pioneering the use of digital tools to help preserve, promote, and revitalise the Balinese language in Indonesia.

UNESCO’s IPDC gives go ahead for Internet Universality Indicators

Work on the project to define Internet Universality Indicators was led for UNESCO by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on behalf of the Internet Indicators Consortium, which included, apart from APC, ict Developme

Inside the Information Society: A new tool for measuring the internet

It’s been a busy month of international meetings around ICTs and internet.  

Reporting back from Decolonizing the Internet 2018

This July, nearly 100 people gathered to share a two-day space in Cape Town, in a quest to discuss and strategise around decolonisation, knowledge and the internet.

A violent network - Gender-based violence against Palestinian: Women in virtual space

7amleh – The Arab Center for the Development of Social Media and the Swedish Kvinna til Kvinna Foundation published a comprehensive research on the phenomenon of gender-based violence in social networks and the internet, the first of its kin

Peace Forum Paris: The rise of digital conflict and the need for digital peace

The Internet has become in recent years a major arena of conflict. National and international conflicts are increasingly fought online through cyber propaganda, cyber attacks and even cyberwar. Hence, digital peace is a major topic and involves civil society, international organizations, companies and states.

Peace Forum Paris: The rise of digital conflict and the need for digital peace

The Internet has become in recent years a major arena of conflict. National and international conflicts are increasingly fought online through cyber propaganda, cyber attacks and even cyberwar. Hence, digital peace is a major topic and involves civil society, international organizations, companies and states.

5 thoughts on online content moderation from an insider

What does content moderation on social media actually entail? How much artificial intelligence and human labour is being used, who is responsible for decisions around the removal of content or what complaints to ignore?

UN Committee: Accessible and affordable internet is critical for economic, social and cultural rights in South Africa

With its appearance at the Committee, South Africa has recognised the essential role of access to the internet as an enabler of rights.
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