What is encryption and why is it key to human rights? 18 October 2021 By Verónica Ferrari

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.

Save the date for a conversation on freedom of expression and gender justice with Irene Khan 18 October 2021 By APCNews

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.

Online launch: Building an enabling environment for community networks in Brazil 18 October 2021 By APCNews

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 brief and recommendations for an enabling environment for community networks in Brazil

Policy brief

Policy 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...

Community Networks Manual

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Community 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?

APC policy explainer: Artificial intelligence

Policy explainer

APC 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 ...

Encrypting your hard disk: A guide

Guide

Encrypting 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.

Facebook and the monetisation of hate: The way forward for holding platforms accountable

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Facebook 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 civil society statement on cyber peace and human security

Joint statement

Joint 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.

Cross-regional joint statement on reprisals against human rights defenders

Joint statement

Cross-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.

Notes on the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council

Briefing notes

Notes 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.

Policy explainers

Inside the digital society: Data, data everywhere… 18 October 2021 David Souter

Who “owns” data? Who should have access to them or rights to exploit them?

Learning digital security as a “non-techie” 12 October 2021 Mythri Prabhakara for GenderIT.org

Mythri Prabhakara recounts her personal experience of navigating the digital space and learning about digital security in a world filled with neurotypical upper-caste people in authority.

Inside the Digital Society: The internet and the media 07 October 2021 David Souter

Media (or free media) are important facilitators of public discourse and of the environment for democracy and rights.

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