In the latest edition of poliTICS, a publication produced by APC member Insituto Nupef, Carlos Afonso explores the "curious contradiction" between the fear of an AI-caused extinction and the uncontainable desire to make fame and money from its spectacular and frightening advances.Language English
With heavy hearts, we learned this week that Scott Weikart, one of the indispensable ones who made the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) possible, has passed away.Language English
With the introduction of Threads by Meta, there's a need to question whether adding another social media platform to the list of online spaces contributes to the existing problems that women face on the internet, or if instead it is a step in the right direction.
MAJI in Nigeria recently co-hosted an #EcoThursday Twitter discussion on deploying open data and low-cost technologies for monitoring air pollution and creating evidence-based advocacy. This photo essay captures their journey in holding oil polluters accountable.Language English
New GenderIT.org edition explores algorithmic anxieties and feminist futures in the Middle East and North Africa
This edition of GenderIT.org came together at a time of daily breaking news around artificial intelligence and the risks it poses. In the MENA region, these problems are compounded with a litany of daily struggles, the most devastating of these being occupation, war, conflict and displacement.Language English
In many parts of East Africa, lack of connectivity has a big impact on education, especially among the most vulnerable. Addressing this is the goal of Kenya-based organisation Arid Lands Information Network, whose latest project provided teachers and schools with open educational resources.
We draw upon the latest edition of our flagship publication Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) to answer the question raised by APC at the UN’s Global Digital Compact (GDC) – how can we meaningfully “connect everyone” while keeping local realities in mind?