This month we want to highlight the first season of the Routing for Communities podcast – now completed and sharing 12 powerful stories of community networks around the world. Welcome to the 64th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.
The National Schools of Community Networks are a collective capacity-building effort for the creation and development of community networks in five countries. This photo essay provides a glimpse into the special journeys of local communities making change happen to bridge the digital divide.
In November we are launching the last two episodes of the first season of the Routing for Communities podcast! This month, we travel to Thailand and Kenya to discover inspiring stories of pioneering actions centred on local communities.
Joint letterJoint letter on several European governments’ decisions to suspend or review their funding to Palestinian and Israeli civil society organisations
In an open letter, APC and 99 other civil society organisations express serious concern at the EU and several European states‘ decision to suspend or review their funding to Palestinian and Israeli civil society organisations.
Joint statementJoint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 78 Third Committee
APC and other civil society organisations marked the conclusion of the UN General Assembly's 78th Third Committee session with observations on both thematic and country-specific outcomes, and urged all states to implement the commitments made during this session to their full extent.
SubmissionAPC's reflections on the 2023 Internet Governance Forum and suggestions for 2024
This document summarises APC's reflections on the 2023 IGF in terms of what worked well and what did not work so well, in areas such as logistics, scheduling of sessions, challenges for onsite participation, and diversity and representation. It also offers recommendations for the 2024 IGF.
SubmissionAPC submission to the OEWG on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security 2021-2025
A gender approach to cybersecurity is a fundamental tool for policy that focuses on the human rights of people in cyberspace. But, most notably, it is a perspective that seeks to make cybersecurity responsive to the complex and differentiated needs of people when systems of oppression intersect.
ReportWhen protection becomes an excuse for criminalisation: Gender considerations on cybercrime frameworks
This exploratory report seeks to contribute to ongoing and future discussions concerning gender and cybercrime by providing concrete evidence of how national cybercrime laws have been used to silence and criminalise women and LGBTQIA+ people around the world.
StatementAPC condemns violence against Palestinians and demands protection of human rights for all
APC condemns the violent attacks targeting Palestinian territories and stands with all the citizens of Palestine who have been experiencing settler colonialism, genocide, structural violence and grave human rights violations, today and throughout the last 75 years.
Joint statementCivil society organisations call for tech companies to respect Palestinian digital rights in times of crisis
APC joins with other human rights and civil society organisations calling on tech companies to urgently address instances of online hate speech, incitement and violent discourse targeting Palestinians.
StatementJoint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host
As a network of global, regional, and local civil society organizations we express our alarm regarding the eventual decision that the government of Saudi Arabia will host the next annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
Our columnist wades into the polarising debates LLMs and AI have inspired this year about how they will change our lives for good and ill, and explores a question central to the international fora discussing the future of this technology.
Meta claims that it respects people's freedom of expression, but has historically been intentionally silencing Palestinian voices and those standing for Palestine. So how do we hold it accountable?
The two main direct-to-consumer LEO satellite constellations, Starlink and Project Kuiper, are funded by the second and third wealthiest persons on the planet and represent global capitalism's end game. In the second of his two-part series, the author explains how they may not be viable and are certainly exclusionary, extractivist and technological colonialism at its worst.
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.