Major international digital activism forum takes place in Palestine Ramallah 18 January 2018

Hundreds of students, activists and human rights defenders attended the second Palestine Digital Activism Forum in Ramallah on 17 January 2018. The event was hosted by 7amleh – the Arab Center for Social Media Advancement, a non-profit organisation aimed at enabling Palestin...

Job announcement: APC is looking for a Finance Associate 17 January 2018 By APC

APC is looking for someone with financial management skills to come and join APC’s virtual office and help support our exciting work in various parts of the world! Deadline for applications is 30 January 2018.

APC.org top 10 most read stories in 2017 21 December 2017 By APCNews

What have our readers liked most during this year that is coming to an end? Check these stories out if you haven't had a chance to read them yet!

Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves? Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves? 31 August 2017

This project aims to address the following questions: Are local access infrastructure models a viable alternative to connecting the unconnected, and if so, what are the circumstances that make them successful? What are the benefits to the local community in terms of well-being, gender equity and social or economic development where connectivity infrastructure is locally owned?

African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 22 March 2017

AfriSIG, an initiative co-organised by APC and NEPAD, is a multistakeholder training initiative that aims to give Africans from diverse sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates. 

Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 23 October 2016

APC has teamed up with members and partners in India, Pakistan and Malaysia to protect and promote human rights on the internet. The project's objectives include research and documentation, capacity building and support for networking and advocacy.

Building feminist cross-movement collaboration and action on internet and human rights in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean Building feminist cross-movement collaboration and action on internet and human rights in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean 13 May 2016

This project aims to build awareness and collaborative action on internet policy and regulation among activists in the global South by securing human rights in internet policy and regulation in Africa, and integrating a feminist and gender justice agenda in internet governance debates and processes.

A bit of IGF 2017: Access, fake news, hate speech and empowerment Brazil 16 January 2018 Veridiana Alimonti, Intervozes

The 12th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place on 18-21 December 2017 in Geneva. Here I will look at a number of the issues discussed at the Forum that were of particular interest to me as they are related to the work done by my organisation, Intervozes, in Brazil.

COCONET: Learning to maximise the benefits of technology for human rights advocacy 16 January 2018 Md. Toufikul Islam, Bangladesh Friendship Education Society

The COCONET Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp 2017 was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 22-26 October, organised by EngageMedia with the support of APC and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). The camp mainly focused on interactive learning and longer-term network building.

Disrupting gender-power dynamics through community networks 23 December 2017 Angela M. Kuga Thas, EMPOWER

As an organisation that has worked with the Orang Asli indigenous women in peninsular Malaysia since 2013, one of the biggest challenges we have faced as EMPOWER is how best to integrate the work on the right to information and access to ICTs with the most pressing of issues: native land rights.

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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.

The internet of memory: Stories from the APC community

What were information and communication technologies like in the 1980s and 1990s? What are the stories of the genesis and evolution of non-profit computer networks working for social change? Twice a month, this section will take a historical look at the APC community's journey of internet activism and make links to where we are now. Join Jennifer Radloff in this retrospective trip exploring the connections between the past and the present.

Open letter from Latin American and Caribbean civil society representatives on the concerns about the discourse around fake news and elections
Open letter from Latin American and Caribbean civil society representatives on the concerns about the discourse around fake news and elections

In the context of the Internet Governance Forum 2017 and growing international debates about the so called “fake news”, the undersigned organizations would like to express strong concerns about possible paths that the framing of the issue is taking.

Global Information Society Watch 2017: National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs)
Global Information Society Watch 2017: National and Regional Internet Governance Forum Initiatives (NRIs)

A total of 54 reports on NRIs are gathered in this year's Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch). These include 40 country reports from contexts as diverse as the United States, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea and Colombia.

Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition - Internet governance from the edges: NRIs in their own words
Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition - Internet governance from the edges: NRIs in their own words

While the main 2017 GISWatch annual report provides independent and analytical perspectives on the role of NRIs in internet governance broadly, the present companion edition, Internet governance from the edges: National and regional IGFs in their own words, aims to give voice and visibility to th...

Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition: Unshackling expression - A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia
Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition: Unshackling expression - A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia

In this special edition of GISWatch, APC brings together analysis on the criminalisation of online expression from six Asian states: Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Thailand.

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