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Assessing the Hong Kong National Security Law: What does it mean for civil society?

qua, 16/09/2020 - 15:44

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”

qua, 16/09/2020 - 15:03

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

qua, 16/09/2020 - 12:29

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.

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Expanding the telecommunications operators ecosystem: Policy and regulatory guidelines to enable local operators

qua, 16/09/2020 - 06:00

Based on recent changes in the telecommunications industry, this paper analyses solutions for the expansion of the telecommunication operator ecosystem.

30th anniversary: Our member Empower shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years

ter, 15/09/2020 - 17:21

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.

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Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 45th Session

seg, 14/09/2020 - 18:59

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.

30th anniversary: Our member Patience Luyeye shares her vision for APC in the next 10 years

seg, 14/09/2020 - 12:12

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.

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30th anniversary: Our member Digital Empowerment Foundation shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years

qua, 09/09/2020 - 10:33

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.

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30th anniversary: Our member Body and Data shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years

sex, 04/09/2020 - 11:44

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. 

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7amleh at RightsCon: On spyware, content moderation and internet infrastructure

qui, 03/09/2020 - 12:57

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.

Virtual Community Networks Summit: Africa

qui, 03/09/2020 - 12:49

Community-owned networks provide alternative, locally driven and sustainable solutions that are critical in addressing connectivity gaps in Africa. To explore these solutions, the 5th Virtual Community Networks Summit: Africa is taking place starting 30 September 2020.

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APC calls for action to end Facebook’s complicity in enabling hate speech in India

qui, 03/09/2020 - 11:29

APC is alarmed by reports of Facebook India’s failure to apply its community standards to perpetrators of hate speech on its platform.

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Open letter from APC: Facebook’s complicity in enabling hate speech in India must end

qua, 02/09/2020 - 13:00

APC is alarmed by reports of Facebook India’s failure to apply its community standards to the perpetrators of hate speech on its platform, and calls for immediate and concrete steps to eradicate hate from the platform and move towards securing the rights and safety of all users.

30th anniversary: Our member WOUGNET shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years

qua, 02/09/2020 - 12:41

Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC of our member Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) which envisions APC setting the pace for the internet as a public good in the next ten years. 

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Remote working: Care for your body

ter, 01/09/2020 - 13:30

This article takes you through the process of building a work routine to help you avoid paying a hefty physical price for spending hours on a computer. This routine combines active and passive ergonomic practices with a caring mentality to sensitise you about your bodily health while working.

DEF's COVID-19 relief initiatives as a digitally enabled humanitarian organisation

seg, 31/08/2020 - 18:02

The Digital Empowerment Foundation launched the Digital Emergency Relief Programme through its Community Information Resource Centres (CIRC) in 600+ locations in India, which have been rigorously responding to the crisis by reaching out to the most vulnerable communities.

EngageMedia: Alternative ethical frameworks for AI: A critical view of AI ethics

seg, 31/08/2020 - 17:50

Going beyond traditional Western frameworks of artificial intelligence (AI), this article shares other lenses from various cultural landscapes from which to view AI ethics.

FMA submits report to UN special rapporteur on violence against women

seg, 31/08/2020 - 17:40

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated concerns on public life. Among the conditions faced in the Philippines during this period is gender-based violence, influenced by the quality of gender-responsive measures in times of crises.

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CIPESA: Niger passes new law on interception of communications

seg, 31/08/2020 - 17:32

In response to national security challenges related to terrorism, ethnic conflict and organized crime, Niger promulgated a new law on the interception of communications, with surveillance implications that threaten the right to free speech and privacy online.

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SMEX: How the global internet disruption affected Lebanon

seg, 31/08/2020 - 17:25

On Sunday afternoon, Lebanese internet users reported an internet disruption that made it almost impossible to access platforms like Twitter. This outage affected many websites and services globally, including Lebanon. However, not all the Internet Service Providers nor all the internet services in Lebanon were affected the same.

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