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The APrIGF 2020 is taking place on 27-30 September. APC is actively supporting its members and networks as they engage in this space, and APC staff are part of the Multistakeholder Group (MSG), Programme Committee, Drafting Committee and Virtual Working Group.Language English
Unwanted Witness envisions APC in 10 years as a formidable and influential force shaping the way technology is governed and utilised to uphold democracy and human rights globally.Language English
On the anniversary of the 2006 Thai coup, protesters will once again gather at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, to call for political changes and democratic reforms. Students as young as 14 years old have been at the forefront of the protests, with some groups demanding ten key reforms, among them the revocation of the lese-majeste law and the pardoning of all those jailed due to this law.Language English
On this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, Shita Laksmi, Executive Director of Tifa Foundation, chats with EngageMedia about internet intermediary liability, particularly in regards to disinformation on the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of the state in regulating content.Language English
The need for connectivity and digital infrastructure has become as important as food, housing and clothing to be able to access information, healthcare, education and government schemes
Strengthening community networks in South Africa: Activities, results and lessons learned from a Pilot Mentoring project
The "Pilot Mentoring Project to Develop Community Networks in South Africa" was implemented from October 2019 to April 2020 in the field by Zenzeleni Networks NPC, through an agreement between APC and the UK Government's Digital Access Programme. What follows is part of our effort to capture the activities, results and lessons learned from the Pilot Mentoring project.
Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC from our member VOICE from Bangladesh who envisions APC becoming a more vibrant and connected network.Language English
Our member CITAD from Nigeria envisions APC working with all our members to promote social justice that is rooted in local realities.Language English
Listen to our member Jinbonet from South Korea vision for APC for the next ten years, they envision APC’s mission of digital rights only becoming more important with emerging technologies.Language English
It’s the end of this strange COVID Northern summer / Southern winter. Time for this blog for APC to resume its weekly exploration ‘Inside the Digital Society’.
Since the passing of the Hong Kong National Security Law it has been criticised for its weaponisation against critics of the state and curtailment of freedom of speech.
72% of Palestinians have been exposed to misleading news - 7amleh’s new research “Fake News in Palestine”
This research is part of 7amleh’s ongoing publications on Palestinian digital rights in order to raise awareness and create a knowledge-base for advocacy work.
Media Matters for Democracy expresses solidarity with brave women journalists taking a stance against online violence
Media Matters for Democracy stands in solidarity with women journalists who have released a statement highlighting the prevailing trend of continued digital violence from supporters of all political parties and different public and state institutions.Language English
Expanding the telecommunications operators ecosystem: Policy and regulatory guidelines to enable local operators
Based on recent changes in the telecommunications industry, this paper analyses solutions for the expansion of the telecommunication operator ecosystem.
Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC of our member Empower from Malaysia, which envisions APC continues its hard work to ensure no one is left behind.Language English
APC considers the 45th Human Rights Council sessions an important opportunity to discuss country situations of concern, to review how states are complying with their human rights situations and to influence the setting up of international standards in the area of human rights online.
Read the vision for the next ten years of APC of our individual member Patience Luyeye from Zimbabwe, which envisions APC having a stronger visibility in the African continent, and working on more projects on agriculture and technology, as well as gender-based violence.Language English
30th anniversary: Our member Digital Empowerment Foundation shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years
Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC of our member Digital Empowerment Foundation from India which envisions APC’s next ten years as guiding information and knowledge within the digital ecosystems.Language English
Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC of our member Body & Data which envisions APC working with grassroots organisations towards our shared mission for a feminist internet.Language English
Having RightsCon 2020 take place entirely online not only demonstrates how the digital space is increasingly important for many spheres of life, but also illustrates how essential it is to protect digital rights as a fundamental part of human rights.