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How Ghanaian Internet Users Can Protect Themselves From Cyber Attacks

Governments are scrambling to catch the culprits behind the cyber attacks that are disrupting operations at large organizations across the globe. Cyber security experts say the spread of the worm dubbed WannaCry locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. Ghana lost a total of $50 million dollars to cyber-attack in 2016....

How to Implement ICT4D in Fragile, Violent, and Conflict-Affected Regions

Currently, over two billion people worldwide live in fragile, violent and conflict-affected (FCV) environments. Furthermore, according to the World Bank, the share of the extreme poor living in conflict-affected situations is expected to rise above 50% by 2030. FCV environments dramatically impact development outcomes as conflicts drive 80% of all humanitarian needs – yet it...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 19

Welcome to the 19th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

PrEP and Health Worker Training Are Protecting More Namibian Girls from HIV

July 08, 2019
In the Oshikoto region of Namibia, the number of adolescent girls and young women taking pre-exposure pro

Why Artificial Intelligence Might Owe You Something

Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Chief Data Scientist, UN Global Pulse

Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Community-led small-scale telecommunication infrastructure networks in the global South

To document the benefits of, and challenges facing, small-scale, community-based connectivity projects, APC researchers visited 12 rural community networks in the global South in 2018 and studied a number of others through desk research and

Developing an ethical AI framework in Ghana

(Accra, Ghana) UN Global Pulse, together with the Ministry of Communications - Ghana, and the Data Protection Commission - Ghana are hosting a roundtbale discussion to advance efforts for developing an ethical AI framework in Ghana.

APC and 7amleh statement at Human Rights Council echoes alarm over unlawful surveillance

Oral Statement Delivered during clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on the right to freedom of opinion and expression and on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Human Rights Council 41st Sess

Community networks meet in Nairobi to enhance learning across Latin America, Asia and Africa

This meeting is part of an ongoing effort to enhance learning for community networks, acknowledge the diversity that exists and examine meaningful ways to support each other.

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 41st session

A number of key issues for internet rights are on the agenda at HRC41, including the surveillance technology industry and freedom of assembly and association in the digital age.

Joint statement on the internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin States by digital rights organisations and other civil society organisations

APC supports the call to the Myanmar government to immediately lift all restrictions on internet access and to restore telecommunication unconditionally to full capacity in the nine townships of Rakhine and Chin States.

Investing in the Power of Nurses

By Girls' Globe
June 14, 2019
Women make up 70% of the to

“It made me despise the world of technology”: Interview with Iranian queer feminist Shadi Amin

Amin, an Iranian queer feminist and writer, became the victim of an online defamation campaign that left her with no recourse.

“Our Constitution is strong”: Straight digital discourse and disremembered queer accounts

What does it mean to rise to attention briefly because of violence, harassment, dispossession and precarity, only to be replaced the next day by the next trending hashtag?

Feminist Internet Research Domains of Change: Planning and assessment

The Feminist Internet Research Domains of Change diagram created and explored through the FIRN inception meeting is designed to provide a framework for research project planning that can identify and prioritise specific fields where impact c
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