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February 10, 2017

As we announced in December 2016, CEO Anne Jellema will move on this year after five years in the role. We’ve now begun the formal search process to find our new leader, and we’d like toRead more

The Affordability Report is an annual report produced by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI –, an 80+ member global coalition led by the Web Foundation. It represents anRead more

Today, the US Senate voted to repeal the Securities and Exchange Commission’s foreign payments transparency rule – a key provision of the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. TheRead more

Women’s rights activists in Egypt, and their vital work in fighting for women’s rights and freedoms, are under threat. Recent actions by the Egyptian government to freeze assets and arrestRead more

This article first appeared on the Human Rights and the Internet series with openDemocracy on Privacy and Data Protection Day   By Renata Avila, Senior Advisor on Digital Rights CompaniesRead more

This post was originally published in Spanish on The Web Foundation, supported by the UK Embassy in Guatemala and in collaboration with a number of organisations and volunteers,Read more

In this blog post, our Policy Director Craig Fagan shares his views on the trends we will be tracking in 2017. Events in 2016 brought the challenges of rising inequality to the fore. In line withRead more

From artificial intelligence and automation, to the billions of unconnected people being left behind in the digital economy, there is no shortage of reasons to question whether technology and theRead more

This week, the UN is holding the first-ever World Data Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. Over a thousand data professionals from around the world will discuss how data can be used to achieve theRead more