EXPOSÉ is a new online publication from the Foundation for Media Alternatives that shines a light on the themes of privacy and data protection in the Philippine context. Its first issue focuses on privacy and data protection concerns surfaced or highlighted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Language English
In India, the drive for the digitisation of services, combined with offline violence, marginalisation and stigma, make it almost impossible for transgender persons to be considered as people who deserve equal rights.
The integrated biometric database system in Kenya exposes multilayered challenges of statelessness, loss of basic human rights and obstacles to availing government services. Through conversations with Mariam, a Nubian woman we learn about the tedious and lengthy process to obtain an ID card.
While privacy has become ever more crucial in a world where digital technologies are key to livelihoods and the promotion of other rights, there are insufficient protections for the right to privacy in many African countries, and some have steadily taken measures to undermine this right.
EXPOSÉ is an online publication of the Foundation for Media Alternatives that takes on current privacy and data protection issues and events in the Philippine context. In its first issue, privacy and data protection issues surfaced or highlighted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic take centre stage.
APC, the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa are pleased to open the call for the 2021 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). This year’s edition will take the form of a two-week online programme between 4 and 19 October. The deadline for applications is 23 August.Language English
New APC member Pollicy: “We have so much to learn from this beautiful and loving network, and we want to contribute towards this larger movement”
Meet Pollicy, a Uganda-based feminist collective of technologists, data scientists, creatives and academics working at the intersection of data, design and technology and one of the newest additions to the APC member network.Language English
Seeding change: La Différence strengthens Pamoja Net, a community-owned network for people living on a remote island in DRC
How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? By working side-by-side with the local community, La Différence builds Pamoja Net, a community-owned network providing internet access, while facilitating technological learning for youth on the island of Idjwi.
In this joint statement, APC and other civil society organisations share their perspectives on the recently concluded 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, held in Geneva from 21 June to 13 July in a hybrid format that combined face-to-face and online sessions.
Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee initiates collective mediation between Facebook and its users in South Korea
APC member organisation Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet, in cooperation with the law firm Jihyang, responded to the abuse of personal information by Facebook by bringing this case to the Personal Information Dispute Mediation Committee.Language English
Digital rights in Zimbabwe: Joint submission to the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Zimbabwe
This UPR submission was co-authored by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe Chapter, Small Media and Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), and supported by APC and numerous other global and regional organisations.
Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa: Essential tools and resources for sustainable networks
The first session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa season 2021/2022, taking place on 28 July, will present tools and resources to navigate the stages and processes needed to set up and operate a sustainable community network. Find out more and register to join us.Language English
How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Point of View's reports, research and campaigns have made meaningful contributions toward building and amplifying the voices of women and other marginalised genders and removing barriers to voice, speech and expression across India.
David Souter has been looking back over the blogs he wrote about COVID’s impact on the digital society, present and future. Before this column enters its Northern summer/Southern winter break, he thought the time had come for some reflection on how that has been going.
Local Networks 2021 grants: Meet the 15 projects selected to strengthen community networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America
The open call received 96 applications from initiatives and projects directly engaged with existing or new community networks around the world. Find out more about the 15 initiatives selected to receive the grants from among the many impressive proposals.Language English
This report presents the findings of a two-year research project undertaken by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) to study the entry of digital platforms in domestic and care work in India. The project was supported by APC as part of the Feminist Internet Research Network.
Researcher Nayantara Ranganathan analyses tweets with the hashtag #metooindia, and examines the possibilities, limits and contradictions of studying a movement through a dataset of tweets centred around a phrase.
Acción Ecológica joins the APC network: “Communication has become crucial in the struggle and resistance in defence of our territories, cities and environment”
APC is pleased to welcome Acción Ecológica, an organisation based in Ecuador that works to counteract the environmental impacts of destructive economic activities, as a new addition to our growing network of members.Language English
Can the internet serve collective liberation and ecological sustainability? Branch magazine addresses a sustainable internet for all
Can the internet serve collective liberation and ecological sustainability? This is the question addressed by the latest issue of Branch online magazine, featuring two pieces from APC's latest Global Information Society Watch report on technology, the environment and a sustainable world.Language English
Point of View awarded with grant by Omidyar Network India to help women navigate the internet safely
APC member in India Point of View (PoV) has been awarded an Omidyar Network Digital Society Challenge grant to create a platform that will provide low-income women access to digital safety information. PoV will roll out a helpline to assist women facing issues such as harassment and fraud online.Language English