APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2021 01 December 2021 By APC

APC is mobilising for the 16th annual Internet Governance Forum, from 6 to 10 December 2021. This page is your go-to resource.

“Come together”: APC launches new guide on planning and designing online events 30 November 2021 By APCNews

What do you need to consider when designing an online event? What are the core principles for safer and more accessible events? APC has collected its learnings from over 30 years of online work in a new guide that covers everything from initial planning to going live to winding down. 

Routing for Communities: An online film festival about community networks and people decentralising the internet for change 26 November 2021 By APCNews

The Local Networks (LocNet) initiative, led by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica, invites you to take part in the premiere screening of these creative and inspiring short videos produced by communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

APC priorities for the 2021 Internet Governance Forum
APC priorities for the 2021 Internet Governance Forum

APC values the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as a convening space to substantively engage in and contribute to discussing and shaping internet policy with a broad range of stakeholders. These are some of the issues that APC will be focusing on at this year's IGF, taking place on 6-10 December.

The Association for Progressive Communications remains committed to strengthening the Internet Governance Forum

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The Association for Progressive Communications remains committed to strengthening the Internet Governance Forum

We believe that the IGF is a vital piece of the internet governance ecosystem, and view the IGF Leadership Panel as an effort towards consolidating the Forum as a platform for identifying viable ways to strengthen accountable, transparent, inclusive and participatory global digital cooperation.

APC guidelines on planning and designing online events: A collection of practices and learnings

Guide

APC guidelines on planning and designing online events: A collection of practices and learnings

What do you need to consider when designing an online event? What are the core principles for safer and more accessible events? APC has collected its learnings from over 30 years of online work in this new guide, which covers everything from initial planning to going live to winding down.&nb...

International civil society warns about the dangers to the exercise of rights of the bill to regulate digital platforms presented in Chile

Joint statement

International civil society warns about the dangers to the exercise of rights of the bill to regulate digital platforms presented in Chile

APC joins other organisations and individuals to express concern over Digital Platforms Regulation Bill Nº 14.561-19, which is being discussed in the Chilean congress. The bill establishes rules that end up being dangerous for the exercise of fundamental rights on the internet.

Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 76 Third Committee

Joint statement

Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 76 Third Committee

APC and other civil society organisations marked the conclusion of the UN General Assembly's 76th Third Committee session with these observations on both thematic and country-specific resolutions. We urge all states to implement the commitments made in these resolutions to their full extent.

Promoting stakeholder engagement at the Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs

Briefing paper

Promoting stakeholder engagement at the Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs

The aim of this brief is to support the implementation of the agreed language in the United Nations Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) resolution pertaining to stakeholder engagement.

Global Encryption Day statement

Joint statement

Global Encryption Day statement

On Global Encryption Day, APC joined with over 150 other organisations to call on governments and the private sector to reject efforts to undermine encryption and instead pursue policies that enhance, strengthen and promote use of strong encryption to protect people everywhere.

APC Annual Report 2020

Annual Report

APC Annual Report 2020

This publication tells a story of collective adaptation and resilience, closeness and collaboration, care and connections, of a growing community navigating change.  

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Seeding change: Creating a digital community network with the Ju|’hoan people in Namibia 25 November 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? In this column we’re highlighting stories of impact and change by our partners, supported by APC subgranting. This catalytic project built a digital community network for the Ju|’hoan people living in the remote Nyae-Nyae Conservancy in Namibia.

Inside the Digital Society: WSIS and the world today 24 November 2021 David Souter

In my keynote speech to the intersessional meeting of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, I discuss how our progress reviews of the World Summit on the Information Society must account for how digital society is now inextricably linked to all aspects of global development and crises.

Inside the Digital Society: Metamorphosis? 17 November 2021 David Souter

Facebook-Meta's metaverse might be less Toy Story and more like The Matrix. Either way, here are five reasons we need to be cautious about the ethics of such virtual visions.

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In this weekly column, longstanding associate of APC David Souter looks at different aspects of the digital society. Issues covered include internet governance and sustainable development, human rights and the environment, policy, practice and the use of ICTs.

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? In this section we're highlighting stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC sub-granting.

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