Towards digital authoritarianism in Nepal: Surveillance, data collection, and online repression 05 December 2022 By Samik Kharel

The government’s COVID-19 response opened the door to various threats to human and digital rights. With the influence of its neighbours with poor rights records, Nepal must decide on its own path if it envisions a democratic digital ecosystem.

Will community networks change our approach to connectivity? 01 December 2022 By APC News

Communities from around the world have been demonstrating that they are not only capable of building solutions for the digital divide, they can also do it while seeding important social changes. Welcome to the 53rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your community-based initiatives.

Community networks movement calls for supportive policy and regulation in Brazil 24 November 2022 By Débora Prado

Currently around 35.5 million people still don’t have internet access in Brazil. With a bottom-up approach, communities from around the country feel that they are not only capable of building solutions to the digital gap, they can also do it while bridging inequalities.

The Hidden Codes that Shape Our Expression: Understanding How Social Media Algorithms Obstruct Feminist Expression and How Malaysian Women Navigate the Challenges

Research

The 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.

APC statement at the opening of the 2022 Internet Governance Forum

Statement

APC 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?

GISWatch 2021-2022 report on “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" has launched!

Publication

GISWatch 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.

Joint civil society statement on the outcomes of UNGA 77 Third Committee

Joint statement

Joint civil society statement on the outcomes of UNGA 77 Third Committee

APC and other organisations marked the conclusion of the UN General Assembly's 77th Third Committee session with observations on some thematic and country-specific resolutions considered at this session and called on states to implement the commitments made in the resolutions adopted there.

Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens

Research

Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens

This paper looks at current struggles and transformations on the meanings of online violence in Brazil. It interrogates how feminist research and interventions in digital technologies with regards to online violence against LGTQIA+ in the contemporary political scenario. 

APC priorities for the 2022 Internet Governance Forum

Briefing document

APC priorities for the 2022 Internet Governance Forum

APC values the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as a convening space to substantively engage in and contribute to discussing and shaping internet policy with a broad range of stakeholders. These are some of the issues that APC will be focusing on at this year's IGF.

Alaa Abdel-Fattah’s life at serious risk: Demand Egypt to immediately release him now!

Joint statement

Alaa Abdel-Fattah’s life at serious risk: Demand Egypt to immediately release him now!

APC and dozens of other organisations are calling on Egypt to immediately release human rights defenders Alaa Abdel-Fattah, Mohamed el-Baqer, Mohamed “Oxygen” Ibrahim Radwan and all those arrested and detained solely for exercising their rights.

Unpacking human rights and safety challenges and concerns in Ethiopia in the context of the 2022 global IGF

FIFAfrica 2022 session summary

Unpacking human rights and safety challenges and concerns in Ethiopia in the context of the 2022 global IGF

CIPESA and APC collaborated to provide an opportunity for the internet governance community to learn about and discuss the human rights and media freedom situation in Ethiopia, where this year’s global Internet Governance Forum will be held, from 28 November to 2 Decembe...

Policy explainers

Seeding change: AZUR Développement raises awareness on gender-based violence in the Republic of Congo Republic of Congo 24 November 2022 Maja Romano

What impact can 16 days make in the fight to end violence against women? In the Republic of Congo, AZUR Développement embarked on a powerful sensitisation campaign across four communities to raise awareness on gender-based violence.

Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "At the service of more just, equitable and sustainable societies" 21 November 2022 Pablo Accuosto

This the fifth installment connects us with Pablo Accuosto, the project's first coordinator, who explains how GISWatch developed into a groundbreaking publication and fundamental source of information.

#OurVoicesAtIGF: OVOF partners meet at the Internet Governance Forum 2022 17 November 2022 GenderIT.org

The partners in the Our Voices, Our Futures (OVOF) project will meet at the 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Ethiopia on 28 November to 2 December 2022, to amplify the voices of structurally marginalised folks in six countries from Asia and Africa.

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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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