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Online dating in Pakistan

The rise of dating apps allows women to take control of their social life and their choices.

Netwoman: Policy and safer internet spaces for women

With the increase in internet usage in Tanzania, as in much of the world, gaining an online presence is fast becoming a norm. The big question is – how can we make online spaces safer and accessible to women?

Gendered reality traps: How "objective" machine learning contributes to intersectional exploitation

Is technology neutral or is coding political? In this article Smarika Kumar explores how algorithms work in the real world, and how they are a reflection of existing biases and forms of exclusion and discrimination in society.

Inside the Information Society: What about books?

Twenty years ago, as the internet took off, a lot of people thought the days of books were numbered. 

South Africa: Civil society organisations test government’s commitment to human rights at the United Nations

South Africa risks continued failures to fulfil its human rights obligations to people if the government’s austerity policy is maintained, civil society organisations have warned at the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultur

Right to Know - Episode 3: The unheard will not remain unseen

In this third episode, we visit the ancient city of Chanderi, home to four and a half thousand weavers, we are inundated with terrifically bad smells, and we find a pirate radio broadcaster living a few hours drive from where the Buddha had

Sixth African School on Internet Governance to take place in Zanzibar, 11-16 October 2018

The School's primary goal is to give Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge that will enable them to participate in internet governance processes and debates at the national, regional and glob

APC members in 2017: KICTANet elections observation mission

During the 2017 general elections, the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) observed the use of ICTs before, during and after election day, focusing on digital rights such as privacy rights during the electronic voter registration process and

APC members in 2017: WOUGNET highlights the importance of the Feminist Principles of the Internet to achieve women's rights online

WOUGNET held a national local level conversation on the Feminist Principles of the Internet (FPIs) under a project funded by the UN Women Fund for Gender Equality, combined with a capacity-building activity funded under our Women’s Rights On

APC members in 2017: VOICE issues legal notice to protect the right to privacy in Bangladesh

A legal notice has been issued by VOICE to the Secretary of Posts and Telecommunications and Chairman of the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) demanding protection of the rights of mobile consumers and particularly t

APC members in 2017: Building and supporting community cellular networks in Brazil and Colombia

Thanks to support through an APC subgrant, Rhizomatica was able to support a number of emerging initiatives in Brazil and Colombia regarding community cellular networks.

APC members in 2017: Rhizomatica and AlterMundi train indigenous communicators in Mexico

Between October 2016 and May 2017, the first edition of the Diploma Course for Community Promoters in Telecommunications and Broadcasting was held in Mexico.

APC members in 2017: Point of View's Skin Stories: Essays on sexuality, disability and gender

In August 2017, Point of View launched the publication Skin Stories, which is a weekly essay series of narratives on sexuality, disability and gender.

APC members in 2017: Pangea has a brand new communication strategy

In 2017 went through a process of refreshing its image and improving its communication methods, towards its members and the world.

APC members in 2017: OWP builds online safety for safe houses in Bosnia and Herzegovina

"Building Online Safety for Safe Houses" is a project implemented by One World Platform (OWP). OWP cooperated with four organisations responsible for safe houses that provide shelter for women and girls who have been abused.

APC members in 2017: Nupef Institute launches collaborative multilingual website on spectrum usage policies and practices

The Nupef Institute supports the implementation of community networks in areas lacking internet access, both through the deployment of networks in regions that are not accessible and through the circulation of information on the dynamic use
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