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Women activists exchanging knowledge on gender and internet governance

19 June 2015
(Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Between June and September 2015, APC will hold three Gender and Internet Governance eXch

3 Key Steps to Win Men's Support for Family Planning

Marketing is all about understanding your customer–-their hopes and fears, expectations of your product, and more. But what happens when the customer needs the approval or money from someone else in order to access a product?

Pattern recognition: racism, gun violence and Dylann Roof

When you read about Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine black men and women as they prayed, think about the patterns he represents.

Pulling apart the patriarchy: edition in commemoration of Heike Jensen

18 June 2015
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This edition is in tribute to this amazing woman who contributed to our ability to question, inte

Inveneo Delivers 100 New Internet Connections for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Inveneo, in partnership with Facebook, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Cisco, EveryLayer, and NetHope, as part of the joint Ebola Response Connectivity Initiative (ERCI), succeeded in delivering 100 new high-speed Internet connections to government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

HRC29: Freedom of expression and association is deteriorating in Malaysia

18 June 2015

At the Human Rights Council, Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) delivered a joint statement calling for urgent attention to the deteriorating situation in Malaysia with regards to the rights to free

Announcing Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.19 release!

It’s V3 release day! Today, we roll out Ushahidi v3.0.0-beta.19 and we’re happy to update you about the new features and improvements from the technical team.

Guest Post: Data For Good, Challenges of Combining all that Data

Guest Post by JoAnn Stonier
This guest post was written by JoAn

HRC29: Encryption and anonymity are key for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity

17 June 2015
(APC for APCNews)

APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the Internatio

APC's Oral Statement on Violence against Women at the UN Human Rights Council

17 June 2015
(APC for APCNews)

During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the 29th Regular Session of the UN H

Civil society tells the UN Human Rights Council: "Promote strong encryption and anonymity"

17 June 2015
(APC for APCNews)

APC has joined 26 NGOs in welcoming the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communication, which was presented to the Human Rights Council.

2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit Expo

President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) will be hosting the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit August 3 – 5, 2015.

Access, equity and inclusion: ethical norms and S&T policy outcomes

India embarked upon utilising Science and Technology (S&T) for national development in a big way with the formulation of the First Five Year Plan. Since then S&T has been at the core of India’s development discourse and there is a consensus on the key role of S&T in nation’s socio-economic development.

Listening Machines, and the whether, when and how of new technologies

One of my great pleasures in life is attending conferences on fields I’m intrigued by, but know nothing about. (A second pleasure is writing about these events.) So when my friend Kate Crawford invited me to a daylong “Listening Machine Summit” this past Friday, I could hardly refuse.

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