In the lead-up to the first ever annual Global Encryption Day this 21 October, APC's global policy advocacy coordinator, Verónica Ferrari, offers an overview of the different ways in which encryption plays a crucial role in ensuring the protection of a range of human rights.
Join us on Thursday 21 October 14:00 UTC in a conversation with Irene Khan, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, on her new report on Freedom of Expression and Gender Justice.
The online event "Building an enabling environment for community networks in Brazil" will take place on Wednesday, 20 October at 13:30 UTC. New materials related to the promotion of community networks in the country will be launched. Join us!
Policy briefPolicy brief and recommendations for an enabling environment for community networks in Brazil
This executive summary brings the main recommendations from a policy brief focused on regulation and formulation of public policies that will be delivered by the APC to the Brazilian telecommunications agency Anatel, in order to contribute to the advancement of initial steps taken by the agency i...
ManualCommunity Networks Manual
This manual in Portuguese gathers information from concrete experiences of community networks in Brazil and Latin America to answer questions such as: What are community networks? What are the different kinds of community networks? How can you plan, implement, install and manage one yourself?
Policy explainerAPC policy explainer: Artificial intelligence
While AI is a hot topic nowadays, it is not a new area. These technologies, however, are still in their infancy, so there is still enormous potential to channel AI to address global challenges – but also much concern regarding the effects of AI on social justice and the enjoyment of human ...
GuideEncrypting your hard disk: A guide
As members of the Global Encryption Coalition, APC is joining the efforts around the first annual Global Encryption Day to take place on 21 October. This guide was developed by APC's Tech team as part of APC's engagement in the campaign.
OpEdFacebook and the monetisation of hate: The way forward for holding platforms accountable
Recent revelations by a Facebook whistleblower about its decision to prioritise profit over user safety and human rights confirm concerns that civil society organisations have observed and raised over the years regarding Facebook’s operations and implementation of their community standards.
Joint statementJoint civil society statement on cyber peace and human security
Technology-facilitated violence must be understood in light of its impact on lives and livelihoods. Human security is at the heart of cyber security and therefore demands human-centric and rights-based approaches to establishing a peaceful ICT environment.
Joint statementCross-regional joint statement on reprisals against human rights defenders
The United Kingdom will present a cross-regional joint statement on reprisals at the 76th UN General Assembly. It affirms the commitment to ensuring that all civil society organisations and human rights defenders can engage with the UN without fear of intimidation and reprisal.
Briefing notesNotes on the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council
The 48th Session of the Human Rights Council was held from 13 September to 8 October 2021. The HRC remains a key space for APC to raise concerns about threats and challenges to human rights online.
Media (or free media) are important facilitators of public discourse and of the environment for democracy and rights.
How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? BAIF is partnering with community members to enable a digital ecosystem in Pathardi, a tribal village in India, as a way to archive local knowledge and culture, protect biodiversity, and provide new income alternatives.
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.