The digital divide in India: How access to technology and reliable information affects India’s response to the pandemic 09 June 2021 By APCNews

With more than 349,000 deaths and more than 2.5 million active cases, people in India are struggling in the midst of an unrelenting surge of COVID-19 infections. How can we leverage technology to ensure access to reliable information in the midst of fake news and misinformation?

New Asia-Pacific video platform highlights social and environmental films 04 June 2021 By EngageMedia

EngageMedia has launched Cinemata.org, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific that curates videos in a variety of styles and genres, including documentary, fiction, animation, experimental, and more.

APC at RightsCon 2021 03 June 2021 By APC

APC sees RightsCon as a convening space for strategising and networking, as well as an opportunity to showcase APC’s work and perspectives on human rights in the digital space, a feminist internet, access and digital inclusion, social justice and environmental sustainability.

APC statement on the suspension of Twitter services in Nigeria

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APC statement on the suspension of Twitter services in Nigeria

APC joins in the condemnation of the suspension of Twitter services in Nigeria, and considers that this measure not only limits Nigerian citizens' exercise of their right to access information, but also other rights including freedom of expression, privacy, and freedom of assembly and association.

EROTICS regional survey 2020: A different contextual exploration on sexuality, rights and the internet

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EROTICS regional survey 2020: A different contextual exploration on sexuality, rights and the internet

Between August 2018 and October 2020, APC’s partners carried out this regional survey related to sexuality on the internet in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. This publication is based on the country regional surveys conducted in local languages by EROTICS partners and focal points.

The Attacks on Palestinian Digital Rights

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The Attacks on Palestinian Digital Rights

From 6 to 18 May 2021, 7amleh worked to document and respond to the digital rights violations occurring during the 2021 Israeli attacks on Gaza, on Palestinians in mixed cities in Israel, and forcible displacement of Palestinians in East Jerusalem.

Civil society organisations submit recommendations for upcoming Human Rights Council elections

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Civil society organisations submit recommendations for upcoming Human Rights Council elections

APC is joining a group of organisations in sending letters to regional groups of states at the UN concerning the elections at the Human Rights Council, containing civil society recommendations for ensuring a competitive process and minimum standards for states that want to be elected to the HRC.

Uganda’s digital ID system: A cocktail of discrimination

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Uganda’s digital ID system: A cocktail of discrimination

This new preliminary report presents findings of a study that sought to establish the impact of a national identity card system in Uganda (commonly known as “Ndaga Muntu”) on people’s economic, social and cultural Rights (ESCRs), in relation to the state's obligation to provide services.

Joint statement by human rights and digital privacy rights organisations: Google should halt plans to establish cloud region in Saudi Arabia

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Joint statement by human rights and digital privacy rights organisations: Google should halt plans to establish cloud region in Saudi Arabia

The undersigned human rights and digital rights organisations urge Google to immediately halt its plan to establish a new Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia until the company can publicly demonstrate how it will mitigate adverse human rights impacts.

Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: A rights-based survey of legislation in eight countries

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Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: A rights-based survey of legislation in eight countries

The country reports collected here offer an in-depth rights-based analysis of the status of privacy and data protection legislation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.

Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences: A guide to collective creation and development of training programmes for technical community promoters

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Technological autonomy as a constellation of experiences: A guide to collective creation and development of training programmes for technical community promoters

From recommendations to reflections on the diversity of communities’ values and principles, this guide offers an important contribution to people, organisations and communities that see training as crucial to promote their communication and telecommunications processes within their territo...

Seeding change: Nodes that Bond women overcome access gaps at the Portal sem Porteiras community network in Brazil 09 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities’ lives? The feminist project Nodes that Bond has developed circles of women with an emphasis on technology at Portal sem Porteiras, a rural community network in Brazil.

Seeding change: Nodo TAU supports environmental sustainability through e-waste recycling in Argentina Argentina 02 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? In Argentina, Nodo TAU has made meaningful contributions to environmental sustainability movements by giving local communities access to e-waste recycling.

Inside the Digital Society: How do we measure the impact of the internet? 01 June 2021 David Souter

Rather than talking about what the internet ‘can’ do, we can reflect on what it has done and use evidence to anticipate the future and adapt our policies. But doing so requires more sophisticated and holistic ways of measuring its impact.

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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.

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