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Trusting our net

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 16:40 | 6,532 views
Shawna Finnegan and Emilar Vushe, who are the part of the Association for Progressive Communication's policy programme, engage in a conversation about their highlights of this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF). They speak about the value of the IGF as well as barriers to access it, national and regional initiatives, and some of the biggest internet governance issues right now, such as...

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Let's talk about the past to understand the internet of the present

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 16:27 | 5,013 views
The internet is all about the future and the next big thing and gosh, I'm so bored of that. Let's talk about the past in order to understand the internet of the present and its fights over rights.

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Gender and technology have been increasingly recognised as a human rights issue

Posted Thu 10 Dec 2015 - 07:54 | 4,193 views
Between the belligerence of the "Gamer Gate" (the controversy regarding the last UN report on violence against women), and a very uncommon Stockholm Internet Forum who in its last session, focussed on gender issues, the context for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Joao Pessoa was a very interesting opportunity to see how gender would be addressed in the most important internet forum of the...

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What do women expect for this 10th IGF?

Posted Sat 7 Nov 2015 - 01:32 | 4,012 views
GenderIT.org asked many of the participants in the Gender and Internet Governance eXchanges (gigX) from three different regions what they expected for this year's 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Brazil, in terms of women's and sexual rights, gender, and internet governance.

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Women actively join internet governance discussions

Posted Wed 4 Nov 2015 - 00:22 | 3,418 views
Little by little, the number of women participating in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has increased significantly, and their presence in panels and workshops and as participants has brought new insights into the discussion of the different matters that are key in IGF debates.

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Internet governance in Africa - #AfriSIG2015 #GIGxAfrica #IGF2015

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2015 - 18:45 | 2,356 views
In order to strengthen internet governance in Africa, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is organising a series of events to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during September 2015. Follow them here.

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Participation in the gigX and APrIGF in Macau: Learning and experience

Posted Sat 8 Aug 2015 - 19:15 | 2,955 views
As the representative of Take Back the Tech! Bangladesh I took the opportunity to give a presentation on the topic- ‘Consent, autonomy and agency: Online violence’ from a Bangladeshi perspective. Case studies of online violence in Bangladesh, government initiatives, campaigns of Take Back the Tech! Bangladesh have been discussed in the presentation.

Publication

Internet Governance Forum 2014: Results from the Gender Report Card

Posted Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 15:41 | 9,057 views
This report summarises the contents of the Gender Report Card sections of the workshop reports from the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of 2014. Similar summaries were done by APC for the 2012 and 2013 IGF events.

Pulling apart the patriarchy: Edition in commemoration of Heike Jensen

Posted Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 18:49 | 6,358 views
News of Heike Jensen’s death from cancer, on 3 February 2014, reached internet governance academic and civil society networks a year later. As Marianne Franklin, friend and colleague from GigaNet, puts it: “The networks and the hands-on work in which Heike engaged are cross-border, cross-sector and interdisciplinary by nature and predilection. This is why news of her death has been a ripple of...

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Whose internet is it indeed! Internet governance feminism as political praxis

Posted Tue 16 Jun 2015 - 15:36 | 5,092 views
These reflections follow on from a personal recollection of Heike Jensen on the Global Internet Governance Academic Network blog. Here, Marianne Franklin focuses on one of Heike's later publications, a chapter for the 2013 edition of the Global Information Society Watch entitled “Whose internet is it anyway? Shaping the internet – feminist voices in governance decision making”.