ICT for development
*_David Souter comments each week on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.
David Souter will be writing a weekly blog for APC for the coming year, looking at different aspects of the information society, development and rights.
David is a longstanding associate of APC, and has worked for more than 20 years on the relationship between ICTs and public policy, particularly development, environm
RightsCon 2016: “A mandatory meeting on internet rights, but more global South perspectives are needed”
“While the perspectives of the global South do not yet fully permeate discussions in RightsCon, it is emerging as a space where they can be addressed, discussed and more fully understood.”
Nigerian internet rights defender Gbenga Sesan talks about the African Declaration on Internet Rights, youth and the importance of regional work.
Although the expansive mahogany-panelled rooms of the UN’s imposing buildings can seem a world away from the daily realities of human rights defenders, events like Pakistan: Towards the 3rd Cycle of the UPR
They are called AlterMundi and describe themselves as a “network of activists, working with people with no knowledge of networks or information technology.” This year they won the 2015 award in the “Devices, Infrastructure and Technologies: Acceleration and expansion of access” category from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA).
Betinho Communications Prize: Recognising remarkable contributions in using the internet for social justice and development
We are re-launching the Betinho Communications Prize, which will go to the most significant contribution in using the internet for social justice and development. And we are doing it at a very symbolic time for APC.
Those with internet access are more likely to enjoy the potential realisation of rights, while those without access lack such potential. Additionally, the control of technologies is not necessarily in the hands of traditional duty bearers in human rights law. In such a scenario, what is the relationship between access to the internet and the frameworks to allow internet access as a right?