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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

By Moussa Dia,
Technical advisor for health systems performance, IntraHealth International ; Melanie Joiner,
Senior technical manager, IntraHealth International
November 14, 2018
Over 150 communities in seven regions no

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

Submission on proposed policy on licensing unassigned high-demand spectrum and deployment of the WOAN

Written submission by Zenzeleni Networks, the Association for Progressive Communications, the University of the Western Cape, the University of Cape Town and Rhizomatica on the policy directions to the authority on licensing of unassigned hi

Schools on Internet Governance at IGF 2018: Building a network and sharing resources

As more Schools on Internet Governance pop up around the globe, it has become clear that there’s an appetite for greater collaboration, collective curriculum development and networking between organisers as well as a clearer picture of who i

An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg: The World's Freedom of Expression is in Your Hands

The undersigned civil society organizations, call on Facebook to provide a mechanism for all of its users to appeal content restrictions, and, in every case, to have the appealed decision re-reviewed by a human moderator.

Spectrum for community networks: Opening up a crucial conversation

A critical policy and regulatory issue for community networks is that of access to and use of spectrum.

Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity at IGF 2018: Connection "for the community with the community by the community"

Established in 2015, DC3 is a working group that analyses the potential of community networks to enable connectivity in rural, remote and underserved areas, as well as give communities the power to own, manage and govern their own networks. 

In Botswana, a Stronger Workforce Means Better Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

By Alex Collins,
Technical program manager, IntraHealth International
November 12, 2018
Social service workers face heavy caseloads, big expectations, and even suspicion from their communities.

Global Information Society Watch 2018: Community Networks

The 43 country reports and eight thematic reports in this year's GISWatch focus on community networks, defined as “communication networks built, owned, operated, and used by citizens in a participatory and open manner.”

FABRICS: Emerging Artificial Intelligence Readiness

FABRICS is an unpacking of artificial intelligence and an investigation of the regulatory challenges to AI and artificial decision making, in particular the “right to explanation” arising from the EU General Regulation on Data Protection (GD

Connecting the next billion at IGF 2018: "Let's think in terms of social development and not profit alone"

In this session, participants analysed the evolution of the Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s) process and showcased successful initiatives, as well as barriers and challenges to the half of the world that is still offline. 
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