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Webcomic: The internet's footprint

qui, 06/08/2020 - 11:48

We often hear that the internet is a cloud. But the internet has a big footprint. With this first release we start a reflective webcomic series around internet's infrastructure from a feminist technopolitical perspective.

COVID-19 or the necropolitics of lockdown: Who cares about trans bodies?

qui, 06/08/2020 - 11:38

Kira Xonorika exposes the absence of public policies for trans people in Paraguay during the lockdown by COVID-19 and denounces the serious social consequences of corporeal colonialism that pathologises gender diversity.

COVID-19 is leaving women and LGBTQIA+ people in the USA vulnerable to online surveillance

qui, 06/08/2020 - 11:31

Essential workers and service workers in the United States of America, especially those who belong to LGBTQIA+ community, are increasingly more vulnerable at the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are at risk of losing employment benefits, and are subject to discrimination and surveillance at their workplace.

Coconet: What are digital rights?

ter, 04/08/2020 - 11:32

While human rights have been more clearly defined through the UN Declaration of Human Rights the same cannot be said for the terms “digital”, “technology”, or the “internet”. In that sense, what are digital rights? 

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REG4COVID: Civil society responses to the pandemic

ter, 04/08/2020 - 11:22

As a part of the ITU's pandemic response, the platform REG4COVID was launched, providing a space for regulators and civil society organisations around the world to share and discuss their own initiatives. APC asked their partner organisations to contribute to the platform and their submissions have been shared here.

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Civil society groups welcome Irene Khan as the new Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression

sex, 31/07/2020 - 18:59

APC joined with other civil society organisations to congratulate and welcome Irene Khan to her new role as Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and to highlight some broad priority themes that require particular attention.

Apply to be part of the Video4Change Network

sex, 31/07/2020 - 16:47

Video4Change, a consortium of human rights activists, journalists, trainers, and video practitioners who use video as their primary tool to effect social change, is taking applications for new members. 

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Job opportunity: APC is looking for a communications associate

sex, 31/07/2020 - 11:51

APC is looking for a communications associate to manage the external communications of APC’s Local Networks initiative in a way that contributes to addressing digital exclusion with a feminist and human rights-based approach. Apply before 19 August 2020.

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Job opportunity: Local networks policy coordinator

sex, 31/07/2020 - 09:42

APC is looking for a local networks policy coordinator to join the APC Local Networks (LocNet) policy team. The position has a particular focus on Southeast and South Asia. Apply before 21 August 2020.

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Open letter from human rights NGO coalition to the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

qui, 30/07/2020 - 17:18

APC and 14 other organisations have joined together to send a public letter to the newly appointed Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) Executive Director Nicholas Rasmussen to apprise him of threats to human rights posed by GIFCT.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 27

qui, 30/07/2020 - 13:46

Welcome to the 27th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

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KICTANet: Kenya’s burden – the effects of digital taxes on SMEs

qui, 30/07/2020 - 12:45

The Kenyan government has introduced a digital tax programme that presents a challenge to pre-existing and new technology companies under the small and medium-sized categories (SMEs), which are the backbone of the country’s economy.

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7amleh: Palestinian civil society coalitions call on Google to put Palestine on its maps

qui, 30/07/2020 - 12:29

Palestinian civil society denounces Google Maps' digital discrimination against Palestinians, and urges Google to abide by international law and human rights standards including in the case of Palestine.

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Domestic abuse during COVID-19 includes financial and online abuse

qua, 29/07/2020 - 16:12

There are increasing rates of domestic violence and abuse during the COVID-19 lockdowns imposed in different countries. This violence includes abuse that relies on online means and includes financial abuse and exploitation, which particularly harm the independence of those who are the targets.

Joint statement welcomes the gains in advancing the rights of women and girls at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council

ter, 28/07/2020 - 11:54

This joint statement welcomes the resolution on elimination of discrimination against women and girls adopted at this HRC session, which focuses on multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination faced by women and girls and the measures states should take to address the same issues.

APC at RightsCon Online 2020

qua, 22/07/2020 - 19:15

The 2020 RightsCon will take place online from July 27-31. APC values the conference as a convening space to strategise, share and contribute to discussions concerning the protection of human rights in the digital space. Throughout the program we plan to promote a global South perspective to human rights online, including by supporting and promoting the important work of APC’s members.

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Mexican Congress’ implementation of USMCA IP provisions threatens democracy and digital rights

qua, 22/07/2020 - 17:36

An open letter by public interest organisations and individuals in reaction to the approval by Mexican Congress of sweeping changes to the federal copyright regime in implementation of the Agreement between United States-Canada-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (USMCA).

Notes on the 44th session of the Human Rights Council

qua, 22/07/2020 - 14:16

HRC44 wrapped up on 14 July. The internet and new technologies were in focus to a significant degree, with a number of resolutions, panels and reports touching on the online dimension of human rights. Here are some highlights of outcomes relating to human rights online at this past session.

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Policy reform: Working towards feminist transformation and change

qua, 22/07/2020 - 12:00

The Feminist Internet Research Network intentionally seeks to go beyond research to impact on policy and advocacy. But what should a feminist approach to policy shifts encompass, specifically coming from the global South?

African Internet Resilience: What about complementary access models?

qua, 22/07/2020 - 11:02

How can complementary models promote access in underserved areas? Which policies and regulations should be implemented to enable them? The fifth webinar of the Internet Resilience in Africa series will take place on 30 July to address these issues.

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