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HRC45: Civil society presents key takeaways from Human Rights Council

APC - qui, 08/10/2020 - 12:29

Fourteen organisations share reflections on the outcomes of the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as the missed opportunities to address key issues such as deadly migration routes at EU and US borders and the human rights situations in Algeria, Bolivia, China, Egypt and India.

Inside the Digital Society: The past and future of the internet

APC - ter, 06/10/2020 - 12:23

“In the last quarter of a century the internet has changed the world. New digital technologies are accelerating change and will transform the future.” That’s received wisdom in the digital community – and business and politics as well.

30th anniversary: Our member Mitra shares his vision for APC in the next 10 years

APC - sex, 02/10/2020 - 11:15

Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC from our individual member Mitra Ardron from the United States and Australia, who envisions APC taking a leading role in ensuring everyone has access to the internet in the next ten years.

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

APC - qui, 01/10/2020 - 15:35

Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC of our individual member Vera Vieira from Brazil who envisions APC continuing to foster a strong network in the fight towards a more equitable and peaceful world. 

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APC community: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019?

APC - qui, 01/10/2020 - 14:16

From 2016 to 2019, we worked for the APC community of members, allies and partners to be strengthened as a network and to work collaboratively to use the internet and ICTs for social and environmental justice, gender equality and sustainable development. How far did we get? Check it out!

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Use and development: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019?

APC - qui, 01/10/2020 - 13:26

From 2016 to 2019, we worked for civil society actors, women’s rights and sexual rights advocates to have the capacity to confidently use the internet and ICTs, and to engage critically in their development. How far did we get? Check it out!

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Internet governance: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019?

APC - qui, 01/10/2020 - 13:16

From 2016 to 2019, we worked for internet-related and ICT policy processes to protect the publicness of the internet and to be accessible, democratic, transparent, accountable and inclusive. How far did we get? Check it out!

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Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report

APC - qua, 30/09/2020 - 13:46

The Foundation for Media Alternatives, in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications and the Cyrilla Collaborative, is proud to share, “Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report.”

Feminist internet: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019?

APC - qua, 30/09/2020 - 12:55

From 2016 to 2019, we worked for women’s rights and sexual rights activists to engage with internet and ICT policy and development as feminist issues. How far did we get? Check it out!

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India: Amnesty International forced to halt work

APC - qua, 30/09/2020 - 10:56

Amnesty International India announced that it is halting its work in the country after the Indian government froze its bank accounts in an act of reprisal for the organization’s human rights work.

The complex web of ICT laws offers little protection for freedom of expression in the Philippines

APC - qua, 30/09/2020 - 09:25

The Foundation for Media Alternatives with APC and the Cyrilla Collaborative is proud to share “Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report” which looks at government restrictions that affect or violate the population’s freedom of expression online and offline.

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Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 29

APC - ter, 29/09/2020 - 20:57

Welcome to the 29th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

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

APC - ter, 29/09/2020 - 13:25

Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC of our member Nupef from Brazil who envisions APC working towards universal quality connectivity.

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#NoExamShutdown: 4 MENA countries shut down the internet so far “to fight cheating”!

APC - ter, 29/09/2020 - 13:09

This year, governments in the Middle East and North Africa have continued to shut down and throttle the internet during grade and high school examinations. So far, governments in Jordan, Syria, Algeria, and Sudan have disrupted the internet during examinations.

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The Erosion of Digital Rights in the Fight Against Covid-19 in Kenya

APC - ter, 29/09/2020 - 12:56

Kenya confirmed its first Covid-19 case on March 12, 2020, and as of August 26, 2020, the country had recorded at least 559 deaths, 32,803 confirmed cases, and 19,055 recoveries, with 429,513 persons tested. Even before the first case was confirmed in Kenya in February 2020, the government had moved to establish the National Emergency Response Committee on Covid-19 to coordinate its preparedness, prevention and response to Covid-19.

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Rights: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019?

APC - ter, 29/09/2020 - 12:29

From 2016 to 2019, we worked for human rights norms and standards to integrate gender and development, and to be respected and promoted in internet and ICT policy, governance, development and practice. How far did we get? Check it out!

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How Telecom Operators in Africa Are Failing Persons With Disabilities

APC - seg, 28/09/2020 - 12:32

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has released a new report which shows that several telecom companies in Sub-Saharan Africa have failed to meet their obligations to provide information and services to persons with disabilities. 

Access: What have we achieved from 2016 to 2019?

APC - seg, 28/09/2020 - 11:38

From 2016 to 2019, we worked for people who are digitally excluded on the basis of where they live, gender, class, disability or identity, to have affordable and sustainable connectivity that allows them to share and communicate. How far did we get? Check it out!

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Inside the Digital Society: A better environment for the internet

APC - seg, 28/09/2020 - 10:32

Digital technology has potential to improve energy efficiency (and other processes as well), which could contribute to a lower carbon future, but it’s also the fastest growing source of energy consumption (and so carbon emissions in the world today) – as well as one of the fastest growing sources of pollution.

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

APC - sex, 25/09/2020 - 12:29

Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC from our member Open Culture Foundation from Taiwan who envisions APC creating a closer network of our members in Asia and fostering a greater ecosystem around global communities.

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