Inside the Digital Society: Does internet governance require a reboot?

5 days 9 hours ago

A new paper says that the internet and its governance is now suffering from resistance to change, paranoia and a lack of strategic direction and accountability, among other problems. Some thoughts and critiques on the paper's conclusions and recommendations, as well as three ideas that it misses.


Secure email: Guide for users

6 days ago

This guide from Pangea explains everything you need to know to make your email more secure, beginning with plain-language explanations of the concepts involved and then moving on to the tools you will need and easy-to-follow instructions on how to use them.


DNS domains: Guide for users

6 days 2 hours ago

This user-friendly guide from Pangea provides an overview of everything you need to know to choose a domain name, with plain-language explanations of all the factors involved, including top-level domains, second-level and lower-level domains, and management and maintenance.


Ethical selection of our internet access provider: Guide for users

1 week 2 days ago

This guide to selecting an internet service provider emphasises that there are other dimensions to consider if we are concerned with more than just prices and speed, such the effect our decision has on local supply and the market, and environmental impact considerations.


Selection of digital devices: Guide for users

1 week 2 days ago

In this guide, Pangea shares some basic notions to make your choice of digital devices more ethical, sustainable and caring, in terms of environmental and social impacts, using the selection of a computer as an example.


New edition: Hacking hate

1 week 2 days ago

Governments and technology companies profit politically and economically from the vitriol, violence and attention that hate speech attracts. So people, and especially women and LGBTIQ+ people, have evolved responses and ways of hacking hate, through various means and forms.


Feminist by design and designed by diverse feminists

1 week 6 days ago

The project envisages the implementation of a Wi-Fi community network in quilombo Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca by actively encouraging the involvement of the entire region in multiple workshops and knowledge exchanges. In this article, we focus on the gendered and racial aspects of our journey.


Seeding Change: Common Room’s challenges and joys while building a community network mid-pandemic in Indonesia

2 weeks 4 days ago

When the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the whole world, the experience of communities in the rural and remote Ciracap sub-district in West Java, Indonesia, showed the importance and power of building a local response to the crisis. Common Room fostered the deployment of the "Ciracap Sub-district Community Network", a connectivity infrastructure, in a region where people face many challenges to accessing information.


Meaningful connectivity: Pledges to enable bottom-up and rights-based solutions

2 weeks 6 days ago

Within the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition, APC was invited to be part of the “Empowering Communities” focus area lead. In that role, we have been highlighting the importance of commitment to policy, regulation and financial mechanisms to enable bottom-up and rights-based initiatives.

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Reflections on hate speech and other thoughts

3 weeks 4 days ago

This report captures the first results of a project aimed at creating generative processes and spaces for discussions in Bangladesh around free speech and hate speech and their implications which could continue beyond the scope and timeline of the project.


Feminist design practices

3 weeks 5 days ago

Design justice principles call for the process and end result of design to challenge the matrix of domination through practices such as centring the voices of marginalised communities and using collaborative processes to sustain and empower those communities.


APC at RightsCon 2022

3 weeks 6 days ago

APC's participation at RightsCon will focus on due diligence, environmental and human rights impact assessments in the tech sector, integration of gender perspectives into cyber policies, contributing to the Global Digital Compact process and financing mechanisms for community-owned networks.

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