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New GenderIT.org edition: Gender, Labour, Technology

1. March 2017 - 12:32
1 March 2017 (GenderIT.org)

This GenderIT.org edition examines how gendered labour is embedded in the making of digital devices in the hardware industries spread across Asia, and how inequities of gender and other dynamics of caste, race, ethnicity continue to play a role in allegedly emancipated corporate spaces across the globe. As we further delve into looking at gendered labour, we realise it is not absence but invisibilising of labour, and even further that it is often extraction and exploitation.

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 34th session

24. February 2017 - 12:34
GENEVA 24 February 2017 (Deborah Brown (APC); Elena Goldstein and Peter Micek (Access Now))

The 34th session of the Human Rights Council will take place from 27 February to 24 March 2017 in Geneva. Internet rights remain at the forefront of the HRC agenda, with the Council scheduled to debate a new resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age.

Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders

17. February 2017 - 15:49
17 February 2017 (Various for APCNews)

These practices persist in violation of the United States’ human rights treaty obligations, and action is needed to hold the US government accountable for the protection of human rights at US borders, which are not zones of exclusion or exception.

Roots with wings: Changes in APC senior management

16. February 2017 - 14:47
16 February 2017 (APC for APCNews)

On 1 April 2017 APC’s current deputy executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, will assume the position of executive director. Anriette Esterhuysen will step down as ED and assume a position as director of advocacy.

Women in tech: We want to share your stories!

13. February 2017 - 19:18
13 February 2017 (TBTT for APCNews)

On 23 February tech companies and organisations will face a Distributed Denial of Women, a general strike to show how important women are to the tech industry. Take Back the Tech! wants to make sure the industry understands how to change the toxic culture that affects women and other marginalised people. Write about your experience, and we’ll publish it on our site.

SMEX: Advancing self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa

31. January 2017 - 16:38
31 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

We have interviewed Jessica Dheere and Mohamad Najem, the co-directors of Lebanese NGO Social Media Exchange, which just joined the APC network.

Cameroon maintains internet shutdown despite international outcry

31. January 2017 - 11:24
31 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Restrictions on internet access, which have been in effect since 17 January 2017, have specifically targeted Anglophone regions. APC notes with grave concern these shutdowns ordered by the government of Cameroon.

Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa

26. January 2017 - 17:16
26 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Masibulele Jay Siya told us the story of Mankosi, a village that came together to build and maintain its own telecommunications network and offer affordable communications to the people in rural Eastern Cape.

Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades”

13. January 2017 - 16:21
13 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

African internet rights are at the core of APC’s work and will take another step forward with our new Africa policy regional coordinator, Sekoetlane Phamodi, who just joined APC.

Groundbreaking report on the shrinking spaces for online freedom of assembly and association in Pakistan

11. January 2017 - 15:51
11 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Bytes for All, Pakistan has launched a new report that focuses on local and international advocacy initiatives to improve Pakistan’s compliance with international human rights law and practices in relation to freedom of assembly and association online.

Reshaping the internet for women

9. January 2017 - 23:19
9 January 2017 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Even in 2015 the contribution by women to Wikipedia, one of the largest repositories online of organised knowledge about the world, had not reached 25% of the total. Most of the content online comes from the global North, specifically from white male contributors in North America. What needs to be done to ensure diversity, localisation and gender parity in content online? APCNews speaks to Anasuya Sengupta and Siko Bouterse from Whose Knowledge? project to find out more.