The Swedish software developer and programmer's acquittal by an Ecuadorian court sets a significant precedent in the defence of the rights to digital privacy and security.
This first newsletter of 2023 features stories of important milestones from the community networks movement: diverse community initiatives flourishing in Asia, organisations seeding change around the world, the completion of the first-ever School of Community Networks in South Africa and more.
As we climb out of a pandemic that has redefined our advocacy priorities, the latest edition of GISWatch “ignites a renewed energy to reshape the sense of ‘us’ as a necessary force to imagine and work towards a digital future that we want in a post-pandemic world."
SubmissionPromoting and protecting economic, social and cultural rights during the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
This submission was prepared in response to a call for inputs from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for a workshop on promoting and protecting economic, social and cultural rights within the context of addressing inequalities in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
SubmissionAPC's reflections on the 2022 Internet Governance Forum and suggestions for 2023
This document summarises APC's reflections on the 2022 IGF in terms of what worked well and what did not work so well, in areas such as the preparatory process, the hybrid format, the programme, logistics, inclusion, diversity and safety. It also offers recommendations for the 2023 IGF.
Joint statementJoint statement at NGO Committee consultation with ECOSOC accredited NGOs
APC joins with other civil society organisations to denounce that while the Committee on NGOs is the gatekeeper to civil society access and is entrusted with monitoring the relationship between NGOs and the UN, the Committee’s practices violate its mandate.
This literature review explores how cybersecurity as a gendered space has been addressed in research, as a contribution to the framework developed by APC to promote more gender-sensitive cybersecurity policy.
There are numerous tools, agendas and frameworks that cybersecurity policy makers can draw upon when seeking to promote a gender perspective within local or multilateral cybersecurity.This paper presents an overview of the most relevant of these instruments.
ResearchThe Hidden Codes that Shape Our Expression: Understanding How Social Media Algorithms Obstruct Feminist Expression and How Malaysian Women Navigate the Challenges
This research intends to better understand the barriers and biases resulting from algorithms in women’s access to freedom of opinion and expression, and to examine how they navigate these algorithms to create the much-needed space to speak out, to be heard, and to occupy digital spaces.
StatementAPC statement at the opening of the 2022 Internet Governance Forum
This IGF is taking place when the effects of overlapping global crises such as the weakening of democracy, wars, and the worsening of the environmental situation and climate change are felt strongly but differently in different contexts. What does all this mean for internet governance?
PublicationGISWatch 2021-2022 report on “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" has launched!
The 2021-2022 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report has launched! “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" is a global exploration of responses to some of the fundamental questions brought by the pandemic and impacting our advocacy around digital technology.
Promoting sustainable and self-managing community networks helps close the digital gap. Noteworthy initiatives advancing toward that goal include Wiki Katat, the first virtual mobile operator headed by a rural and Indigenous community in Mexico.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Argentina saw many community networks flourishing and upholding the country to implement unprecedented policies. The key to this was the awareness of where the most valuable knowledge is: within the communities. Find out more through the journey of AlterMundi.
Digitalisation by default excludes rather than includes people and requires analogue inclusion as well. It requires policy approaches that understand the causes of broader inequality in general, reflect the lived experiences of those excluded and address “digital” divides.
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.