The 33nd session of the Human Rights Council is taking place 12-30 September 2016, and will address the human rights situation in numerous countries where rights violations extend to the online environment. This session will also consider a number of thematic reports that recognise the importance of ICTs for the full realisation of human rights.
*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.
_The APC Women’s Rights Programme organised several activities during the 13th AWID International Forum (#AWIDForum), where more than a thousand activists, researchers and feminist techies got together between 8 and 11 September to discuss feminist futures and build collective power for rights and justice.
Early last year, I disclosed to a small group of people at work how unstimulated I have become. One of the terrifying words I had used at a group coaching session was “blasé”.
APC firmly condemns the decision of the Brazilian Senate to dismiss President Dilma Rousseff. We are deeply concerned about the implications this will have for the possibility to reinforce the use of the internet as a platform for public deliberation and debate, accountability, and dissent, and for the realisation of human rights.
Feminism – in all of its diversity and creativity – will be at the heart of engagement with technology from 8 to 11 September in Costa do Saruípe, Brazil. APC’s Women’s Rights Programme will be at the 13th AWID International Forum, bringing together activists, researchers and techies to work on advancing a feminist internet.
Version 2.0 of the Feminist Principles of the Internet is already out, and it has a new online platform that allows you to contribute to the collective construction of the Principles. Visit FeministInternet.org and help us shape the internet we want!
Highway Africa, a conference at the centre of Africa’s debates on journalism, media and information and communications technology (ICT), has become the largest annual gathering of African journalists in the world. APC is participating as part of our efforts to promote the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms.
*_David Souter’s weekly blog for APC about the Information Society returns today from its summer/winter break.