ICT policy

Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights
Inside the Information Society: Putting ICTs to rights 24 June 2016

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog looks at human rights and how they have been affected by ICTs and the Internet.    

Business and digital rights: Taking stock of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the ICT sector
Business and digital rights: Taking stock of the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the ICT sector 13 June 2016

This issue paper takes stock of the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the ICT sector,  in terms of state responsibility to protect human rights, corporate responsibility to respect rights, and access to effective remedy when rights have been violated.  

Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration
Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration 18 March 2016

Advances in the use of ICTs have huge potential to offer better access to information and more freedom of expression, but these technology advances are also leading to growing consolidation and cross-ownership of electronic media platforms, built on the convergence of broadcast and broadband media.    

CIPESA: "The African Declaration is key to reach a common understanding of online rights policy"
CIPESA: "The African Declaration is key to reach a common understanding of online rights policy" 15 March 2016

“A fundamental challenge in the digital age is how to protect human rights and freedoms on the Internet, and the African continent is no exception.” To know more about the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, APC has talked to CIPESA, an organisation that works in promoting effective and inclusive ICTs in Africa.

ICANN, you can too
ICANN, you can too 03 July 2015

In June I had my first experience at an ICANN meeting. I was tagged with a bright green badge as a “newcomer” as soon as I registered.

“We need to avoid a situation where the DNS is used to police content”: A conversation with ICANN's Rafik Dammak
“We need to avoid a situation where the DNS is used to police content”: A conversation with ICANN's Rafik Dammak 02 July 2015

APC attended the 53rd meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that took place in Buenos Aires on 21-25 June 2015. We interviewed Rafik Dammak, a Tunisian engineer living in Tokyo, who is an APC individual member and chair of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group at ICANN. He explains why internet rights activists should get involved in ICANN, since any policy a...

Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms
Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms 17 March 2015

We, the promoters of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, met in Accra, Ghana, on March 12 and 13, 2015 to discuss and review a variety of issues relating to the popularization and implementation of the Declaration on the African continent and beyond. We unanimously adopted and issued the following resolutions.

Instituto DEMOS
Instituto DEMOS 02 March 2015

Instituto DEMOS works on promoting, strengthening and accompanying women, youth and indigenous organizations, committed to democratic development processes at the local, national and international levels. DEMOS's vision is that of an inclusive Guatemalan and Central America region based on social justice, human security and human rights exercise.

Everything you need to know about the WSIS+10 review
Everything you need to know about the WSIS+10 review 28 January 2015

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and its outcome documents are considered cornerstones of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. This year, as WSIS marks its 10th anniversary, the UN General Assembly is set to evaluate its progress and decide its future.