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APC's reflections on the 2021 Internet Governance Forum and suggestions for 2022

qui, 20/01/2022 - 18:17

This document summarises APC's reflections on the 2021 IGF in terms of what worked well and what did not work so well, in areas such as the preparatory process, the hybrid format, the programme, logistics, inclusion, diversity and safety. It also offers recommendations for the 2022 IGF.

Exposed: Civil society condemns use of Pegasus in El Salvador to spy on journalists and activists

qua, 19/01/2022 - 18:47

The undersigned organisations condemn the use of NSO Group’s Pegasus technology in El Salvador for the surveillance of journalists and civil society, as initially flagged by local independent media and confirmed through a joint investigation by global and regional civil society organisations.

Hashtag Palestine 2021

ter, 18/01/2022 - 13:17

The seventh annual report “Hashtag Palestine” illuminates the digital rights violations of Palestinians and pro-Palestinian advocates online, at the hands of the three authorities as well as different social media companies in relation to the escalations and developments on the ground.

Inside the Digital Society: Living with artificial intelligence

ter, 18/01/2022 - 07:07

The emergence of general purpose AI will be “the most profound change in human history,” according to the BBC's latest Reith lectures. How should we think through the potential risks and opportunities of all this AI in the coming future? 

Sembrando cambios: KICTANet propone utilizar una lente de género para promover enfoques centrados en la comunidad durante y después de la pandemia

seg, 17/01/2022 - 14:43

[This is a test... -- k054] ¿Cómo contribuyen los miembros de APC a mejorar la vida de su comunidad? KICTANet se dedica a crear redes  para destacar voces diversas, recabar evidencia y promover regulaciones que habiliten  las TIC en Kenya. La ausencia de voces de mujeres y la información sobre el impacto local de la COVID-19 fueron el foco de la última investigación realizada. 

Over 100 public interest organisations and experts urge the UN to include human rights safeguards in proposed cybercrime convention

sex, 14/01/2022 - 06:21

A joint letter urges members of the UN Ad Hoc Committee drafting a potential Cybercrime Treaty to ensure that human rights protections are included at every step and global civil society is provided opportunities to participate in the development process.

IAWRT-K joins the APC network: "We recognise the rich networking opportunities and the possibility of building synergy through advocacy and partnerships"

qui, 13/01/2022 - 10:13

Meet the International Association of Women in Radio and Television - Kenya (IAWRT-K), a Nairobi-based chapter of the global non-profit and one of the recent additions to the APC member network.

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Job opportunity with APC: GenderIT coordinator and editor

ter, 11/01/2022 - 11:04

The Women's Rights Programme of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC WRP) is looking for a content production coordinator and experienced editor to join APC’s virtual office and help support our exciting work.

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Online caste-hate speech: Pervasive discrimination and humiliation on social media

seg, 10/01/2022 - 08:42

This report presents insights into online caste-hate speech, combining qualitative accounts of the targets of such expression on social media platforms with an analysis of these platforms’ speech norms

Obituary: Ian Peter (9/6/1948 – 26/12/2021)

qui, 06/01/2022 - 04:01

Obituary of internet pioneer and historian Ian Peter, founder of Australia's first public internet provider and a founding director of APC. 

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APC statement at the virtual, informal consultative discussion with the Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security

sex, 17/12/2021 - 15:33

In this statement, APC calls on the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) to recognise that existing and emerging cyber threats impact differently on groups subject to intersecting forms of discrimination, including women and people of diverse sexualities and gender expressions.

Advocating around technology, the environment and a sustainable world: GISWatch at the IGF

sex, 17/12/2021 - 11:24

The inputs from the speakers collectively built on a key takeaway from this edition of GISWatch, that the burden of environmental destruction and pollution falls disproportionately on communities that experience discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion.

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Omicron travel bans on Africa: “The history of racism, inequalities and discrimination is interwoven with the science”

sex, 17/12/2021 - 11:01

APC members in Africa respond to the discriminatory travel bans due to Omicron and how we must fight vaccine inequities, disinformation and colonial mindsets.

APC co-founder Carlos Afonso inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

qui, 16/12/2021 - 17:25

The APC community celebrates this well-deserved recognition of the contributions made by Afonso, who was one of the original founders of APC over 30 years ago and has continued to play an active and invaluable role in the network up until today.

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GenderIT: New edition features infrastructures of resistance and community networks hacking the global crisis

qua, 15/12/2021 - 17:11

In this second year of living in times of inequality exacerbated by the global health crisis, this special edition of GenderIT.org explores how intersectional approaches in community networks have been transforming these realities by embodying infrastructures of resistance and bringing hope to their communities.

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The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities

qua, 15/12/2021 - 13:52

in 2021, we highlighted 27 stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. These stories demonstrate that listening to multiple voices and learning from positive impacts made locally are important ways to keep seeding and harvesting change.

Inside the Digital Society: Another IGF, another year

qua, 15/12/2021 - 07:09

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has come a long way in its 16 years. What is it today, and what should its future look like? 

SPACE: The mentorship programme that seeks to address gendered experiences in access-related policy and regulation building

sex, 10/12/2021 - 18:37

Whose voices are heard in policy and regulatory spaces? What are our gendered experiences in these spaces? How can we build more inclusive, diverse and community-oriented access policies?  Key issues like these were discussed by community network advocates, internet governance specialists and digital rights activists through the SPACE initiative. Find out more.

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Multi-stakeholder letter for OEWG Chair on modalities

qui, 09/12/2021 - 14:17

A group of more than 140 members of the multistakeholder community have signed a letter addressed to Ambassador Burhan Gafoor, Chair of the UN OEWG, about multistakeholder participation in the upcoming sessions.

Call for applications to be a part of capacity building for digital rights defenders in Southeast Asia

qui, 09/12/2021 - 10:41

APC invites applications from individuals and organisations based in Southeast Asia to participate in a 24-month programme that seeks to strengthen the digital rights movement and digital rights defenders in the region. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2022.

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