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At the Web Foundation, we are proud of our work to champion digital equality and women’s rights online. To support these efforts, we convened the inaugural Africa Summit on Women and Girls inRead more

Why is the Web increasingly centralised? And why should it matter to you? From time to time, the Web Foundation shares thought pieces and research from organisations working on the intersectionRead more


October 31, 2016

Openwashing as a concept is a great conversation starter. Conversations can start here. Not long ago our Research Officer Ana Brandusescu (@anabmap) moderated a session at the Open Exchange forRead more

Global Internet use has increased significantly over the past 10 years — from 20.6% of the world online in 2007, to an estimated 47.1% in 2016. Though this growth is impressive and represents aRead more

We were thrilled to hear earlier this week that the Web Foundation has been nominated for a 2016 GEM-TECH Award. The international prize — jointly organised by the ITU and UN Women — isRead more

On the occasion of the International Open Data Conference in Madrid, Spain, civil society organisations have submitted the letter below to the Spanish Ministry of the Presidency and MinistryRead more

In March this year we reported how our open data team in Africa has rolled up its sleeves to find out how open data can change lives for the better on the continent. One of the projects supportedRead more

For the first time, the International Open Data Conference (IODC) will be held in Europe this week. Around 1,200 experts from 42 countries are expected to gather in Madrid and discuss an agenda ofRead more

Can open data improve people’s access to information? Michael Cañares , Regional Research Manager at the Open Data Lab Jakarta looks at how citizens in Banda Aceh used Indonesia’s Freedom ofRead more