The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean (AC-LAC) has been established as a platform for collective capacity and knowledge building, with cryptography as an essential tool for promoting and protecting security and respect for fundamental human rights in the region, such as f...
The second session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa season 2021/2022 will take place on 27 October at 12:00 UTC to explore strategies and tools for implementing network monitoring for community networks. Register now!
This episode of the podcast "the fire these times", hosted by Lebanese writer Joey Ayoub, explores the danger of assuming that technology can usher in solutions to the climate crisis, as digitalisation comes with its own problems, such as the ecological costs of producing tech products.
GuideA guide to the circular economy of digital devices
The guide to the circular economy of digital devices aims to show you how to understand, think and act collectively to clearly change direction towards a regenerative and redistributive economy respecting both human and ecological rights and limits. It is aimed at civil society organisations...
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.
StatementJoint NGO end of session statement for Human Rights Council 48
Following the end of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, 13 NGOs have issued a joint statement welcoming and expressing concern over key resolutions.
Statement#FreeAlaa: Freedom for our courageous friend and human rights defender, Alaa Abdel Fattah
Our courageous friend and colleague, Egyptian activist and technologist Alaa Abdel Fattah, must be released from his arbitrary detention immediately.
StatementUrgent call to action: HRC 48 joint NGO letter on Pegasus
APC and other civil society organisations call on UN Human Rights Council (HRC) member states to take urgent action at the ongoing 48th HRC session to denounce the unfolding and unprecedented scale of human rights violations by states facilitated by the use of the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.
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.
Frederick Noronha, co-founder of APC member Bytes for All Bangladesh, participated in the 2021 Creative Commons Global Summit and has shared a few links to a selection of diverse and exciting initiatives that were introduced at the event.
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.