Communications consultancy to support APC's work in Asia 01 July 2020

    The purpose of this consultancy is to support APC's activities and project-related work in Asia, with particular attention to APC’s Challenge project, which focuses on the intersection of expression, religion and hate speech online. Deadline extended until 8 July 2020.

    Rights organisation VOICE calls on Bangladeshi government to scrap repressive Digital Security Act 30 June 2020 By VOICE

    Rights and advocacy organisation VOICE expresses deep concern over the arrest of journalists, online activists, teachers, students, writers and cartoonists, among others, under the Digital Security Act 2018, and urges the Bangaldeshi government to scrap the law.

    Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 44th session 29 June 2020 By APC

    APC’s priorities at this HRC session include the implications of COVID-19 for human rights online, the impact of digital technologies on freedom of assembly and association online, racial discrimination and inequality and new information technologies, and online gender-based violence.

    Connecting the Unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives Connecting the Unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives 11 March 2019

    This project will contribute to an enabling ecosystem for the emergence and growth of community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives in developing countries. It is part of a multi-year, multi-donor strategy envisaged to address the human capacity and sustainability challenges, along with the policy and regulatory obstacles, that limit the growth of community-based connectivity initiatives.

    Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia 18 December 2018

    This project seeks to protect and promote respect for freedom of religion and expression on the internet, particularly by countering hate speech online on the basis of religion, and generating narratives and discourse that defend secular and diverse opinions touching upon religion. The three-year project focuses on five countries in South and Southeast Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Pakistan. 

    FIRN: Feminist Internet Research Network FIRN: Feminist Internet Research Network 15 November 2018

    The Feminist Internet Research Network is a three-and-a-half-year collaborative and multidisciplinary research project led by APC, funded by the International Development Research Centre. The project draws on the study “Mapping research in gender and digital technology”, and the Feminist Principles of the Internet collectively crafted by feminists and activists, primarily located in the global South. 

    Global Information Society Watch Global Information Society Watch 30 August 2010

    Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society.

    Grassroots solidarity to fight the pandemic: From farmers to queer communities 03 July 2020 Yulia Dwi Andriyanti and Raiz Rizqy for GenderIT.org

    How are LBTIQ+ people and communities facing the difficulties posed by the global pandemic and the lockdown? This article explores the emergence of solidarities among different marginalised groups in Indonesia, including farmers and queer communities, to ensure food, work and basic survival.

    Community Networks Stories: ComunicArte gathering in Colombia fosters mutual learning among peers 01 July 2020 Colnodo

    The five-day event combined workshops in Popayán, where representatives of community networks from throughout the region shared experiences and knowledge with the others, and a day-trip visit to the RedINC community network in the municipality of Buenos Aires, Cauca.

    Inside the Digital Society: What have we learnt about a digital society from lockdown? London 29 June 2020 David Souter

    Yes, we’ve been able to substitute digital ways of doing things for the ways we’ve previously done them across much of our lives – or, at least, some of us have. But it’s proved more partial and less universal than some expected, which poses questions for the future.

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    David Souter writes a weekly column for APC, looking at different aspects of the information society, development and rights. David’s pieces take a fresh look at many of the issues that concern APC and its members, with the aim of provoking discussion and debate. Issues covered include internet governance and sustainable development, human rights and the environment, policy, practice and the use of ICTs by individuals and communities.

    Comments on the draft 2020-2024 spectrum policy in Colombia
    Comments on the draft 2020-2024 spectrum policy in Colombia

    Most of the spectrum sharing to date has focused on TV white spaces, and extending it to the IMT bands, those used for mobile broadband, and hence being able to reach users' handsets, is a major advance in the advocacy work that Colnodo has been leading in Colombia for this to happen.

    Joint submission to the Ethiopian Communications Authority on draft telecommunications licensing regulations
    Joint submission to the Ethiopian Communications Authority on draft telecommunications licensing regulations

    On 17 June 2020, APC collaborated with other organisations to submit a contribution to the draft Telecommunications Licensing Directive No. 1/2020. In the contribution, we recommend the Ethiopian Communications Authority consider international recommendations, as well as best practices in other c...

    Upholding human rights online in the context of COVID-19: APC statement at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council
    Upholding human rights online in the context of COVID-19: APC statement at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council

    APC submits this written statement ahead of the Human Rights Council's 44th session to express our concerns about the online human rights implications of states’ measures adopted to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Brazilian disinformation bill threatens freedom of expression and privacy online
    Brazilian disinformation bill threatens freedom of expression and privacy online

    APC and other regional and global civil society organisations call on Brazilian legislators to reject the latest version of the bill and open a participatory discussion on how to respond to the challenges of disinformation while respecting Brazil’s international human rights commitments.

    Joint letter to United States Congress: Save internet freedom, support the Open Technology Fund
    Joint letter to United States Congress: Save internet freedom, support the Open Technology Fund

    APC joined over 400 other civil society organisations and thousands of individuals in this open letter calling on the US Congress to voice its support for the Open Technology Fund, an independent non-profit grantee of the United States Agency for Global Media in danger of being dismantled.

    Creating Safe Online Spaces for Women: Policy brief
    Creating Safe Online Spaces for Women: Policy brief

    In response to the growing incidence of cyber harassment on Kenyan online platforms, KICTANet conducted a study to highlight the struggles of those affected by it, who are often women. The purpose of this policy brief is to understand the nature of cyber harassment and the existing policy gaps.

    African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition: Position paper in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
    African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition: Position paper in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

    This position paper is informed by monitoring conducted by the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (AfDec) Coalition of developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Protocol for Accompanying Community Network Deployments in Social Isolation Scenarios
    Protocol for Accompanying Community Network Deployments in Social Isolation Scenarios

    In the current scenario of social isolation, the network deployment work stages have been adapted through this specific protocol that guarantees the recommendations for social distancing and prevention of COVID-19.

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