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Money, Power and Data: Ethical Challenges in Sharing Humanitarian Data

The World Food Programme (WFP) recently announced a 45 million-dollar partnership with the data analytics firm Palantir, which sparked an IRIN’s article about it, an Open Letter from the Responsible Data Forum, and WFP’s resulting statement. The partnership raises serious issues that the WFP seems to be taking steps to address. But these issues are...

HRC40: Joint oral statement on the gendered dimensions of privacy

The Association for Progressive Communications and the Association for Women in Development commend the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy for taking on the critical issue of the gendered dimensions of privacy, the first results of w

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 15

Welcome to the 15th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.
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Use of social media in Manipur: Women lag behind in technological advancement

In this article we explore what uses women make of the internet in urban and rural parts of Manipur, India. Is this use limited to social media? What about the generation gap, and the rampant spread of election propaganda?

CIPESA submits comments to Uganda Communications Commission on improving access to ICT for persons with disabilities

Last year, Uganda’s communications regulator commissioned a study to establish the status of access to and usage of ICT by persons with disabilities.

This Nigerien Med Student Has a Plan to Tackle Family Planning Taboo

By Carol Bales ,
Advocacy and policy communications manager, IntraHealth International
February 28, 2019
Mariama Abdou Gado is working with young religious leaders to revolutionize sex ed in Niger.

Michele Broemmelsiek Joins IntraHealth’s Executive Team

February 28, 2019

Chapel Hill, NC

IntraHealth International welcomed

Chat Garcia Ramilo, APC's director: "In internet governance, we prioritise the participation of local voices"

NIC Argentina, which is devoted to the growth of the internet and building society's trust in the internet in Argentina, interviewed APC Executive Director Chat Garcia Ramilo during the Internet Governance Forum in Paris.

Principles for AI: Towards a Humanistic Approach?

(Paris, France) UN Global Pulse will attend the UNESCO conference 'Principles for AI: Towards a Humanistic Approach?' taking place Monday, 4 March 2019, in Paris, France. 

New Health Worker Cadre Expands HIV Services in Migori County, Kenya

February 26, 2019
Government officials in Migori County, Kenya, have officially recognized 188 HIV testing service (HTS) counselors as a distinct cadre of health worker, meaning that they warrant a ded

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 40th session

The 40th session of the HRC is taking place 25 February-22 March in Geneva.

Joint submission on the consultation paper on light licensing of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band in Zimbabwe

This is a joint submission by Murambinda Works, the Association for Progressive Communications, Internet Society and Rhizomatica.

New wave of Israeli legislation posing severe threats to internet freedoms: Written statement to HRC 40

APC and 7amleh-The Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement submitted this statement ahead of the Human Rights Council 40th session to express their concern about the upsurge in the number of laws being put forth by Israeli legislators that

Technology and communication at the heart of social change: Check out these exciting internship opportunities!

APC, together with Media Monitoring Africa and the Right To Know campaign, are hosting internships in South Africa for work focusing on internet-related policy and governance, privacy, and communications.
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