Internet governance: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019? 01 October 2020 By APCNews

    From 2016 to 2019, we worked for internet-related and ICT policy processes to protect the publicness of the internet and to be accessible, democratic, transparent, accountable and inclusive. How far did we get? Check it out!

    Feminist internet: What did we achieve from 2016 to 2019? 30 September 2020 By APCNews

    From 2016 to 2019, we worked for women’s rights and sexual rights activists to engage with internet and ICT policy and development as feminist issues. How far did we get? Check it out!

    The complex web of ICT laws offers little protection for freedom of expression in the Philippines 30 September 2020 By APCNews

    The Foundation for Media Alternatives with APC and the Cyrilla Collaborative is proud to share “Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report” which looks at government restrictions that affect or violate the population’s freedom of expression online and offline.

    Connecting the Unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives Connecting the Unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives 11 March 2019

    This project will contribute to an enabling ecosystem for the emergence and growth of community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives in developing countries. It is part of a multi-year, multi-donor strategy envisaged to address the human capacity and sustainability challenges, along with the policy and regulatory obstacles, that limit the growth of community-based connectivity initiatives.

    Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia 18 December 2018

    This project seeks to protect and promote respect for freedom of religion and expression on the internet, particularly by countering hate speech online on the basis of religion, and generating narratives and discourse that defend secular and diverse opinions touching upon religion. The three-year project focuses on five countries in South and Southeast Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Pakistan. 

    FIRN: Feminist Internet Research Network FIRN: Feminist Internet Research Network 15 November 2018

    The Feminist Internet Research Network is a three-and-a-half-year collaborative and multidisciplinary research project led by APC, funded by the International Development Research Centre. The project draws on the study “Mapping research in gender and digital technology”, and the Feminist Principles of the Internet collectively crafted by feminists and activists, primarily located in the global South. 

    Global Information Society Watch Global Information Society Watch 30 August 2010

    Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is an annual report co-produced by the APC network and partners, which looks at the progress being made in creating an inclusive information society worldwide (particularly in implementing WSIS goals), encourages critical debate, and strengthens networking and advocacy for a just, inclusive information society.

    Inside the Digital Society: A better environment for the internet London 28 September 2020 David Souter

    Digital technology has potential to improve energy efficiency (and other processes as well), which could contribute to a lower carbon future, but it’s also the fastest growing source of energy consumption (and so carbon emissions in the world today) – as well as one of the fastest growing sources of pollution.

    Community networks – a boon in times of pandemic and lockdown 24 September 2020 Kriti Singh and Osama Manzar for Digital Empowerment Foundation

    The need for connectivity and digital infrastructure has become as important as food, housing and clothing to be able to access information, healthcare, education and government schemes

    Inside the Digital Society: Greening the digital society London 21 September 2020 David Souter

    It’s the end of this strange COVID Northern summer / Southern winter.  Time for this blog for APC to resume its weekly exploration ‘Inside the Digital Society’.

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    Inside the Digital Society

    David Souter writes a weekly column for APC, looking at different aspects of the information society, development and rights. David’s pieces take a fresh look at many of the issues that concern APC and its members, with the aim of provoking discussion and debate. Issues covered include internet governance and sustainable development, human rights and the environment, policy, practice and the use of ICTs by individuals and communities.

    Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report
    Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report

    The Foundation for Media Alternatives, in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications and the Cyrilla Collaborative, is proud to share, “Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report.”

    India: Amnesty International forced to halt work
    India: Amnesty International forced to halt work

    Amnesty International India announced that it is halting its work in the country after the Indian government froze its bank accounts in an act of reprisal for the organization’s human rights work.

    How telecom operators in Africa are failing persons with disabilities
    How telecom operators in Africa are failing persons with disabilities

    The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has released a new report which shows that several telecom companies in Sub-Saharan Africa have failed to meet their obligations to provide information and services to persons with disabilities. 

    APC Impact Report 2016-2019 and highlights from 2020
    APC Impact Report 2016-2019 and highlights from 2020

    The APC Impact Report 2016-2019 encapsulates the APC network's high level impact over the four years of our strategic cycle, which ended in 2019. While the report looks back at our work, it also brings us forward through the strategic direction that we set for ourselves in the next four years.

    Strengthening community networks in South Africa: Activities, results and lessons learned from a Pilot Mentoring project
    Strengthening community networks in South Africa: Activities, results and lessons learned from a Pilot Mentoring project

    The "Pilot Mentoring Project to Develop Community Networks in South Africa" was implemented from October 2019 to April 2020 in the field by Zenzeleni Networks NPC, through an agreement between APC and the UK Government's Digital Access Programme. What follows is part of our effort to capture the ...

    Expanding the telecommunications operators ecosystem: Policy and regulatory guidelines to enable local operators
    Expanding the telecommunications operators ecosystem: Policy and regulatory guidelines to enable local operators

    Based on recent changes in the telecommunications industry, this paper analyses solutions for the expansion of the telecommunication operator ecosystem.

    Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 45th Session
    Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 45th Session

    APC considers the 45th Human Rights Council sessions an important opportunity to discuss country situations of concern, to review how states are complying with their human rights situations and to influence the setting up of international standards in the area of human rights online.

    Open letter from APC: Facebook’s complicity in enabling hate speech in India must end
    Open letter from APC: Facebook’s complicity in enabling hate speech in India must end

    APC is alarmed by reports of Facebook India’s failure to apply its community standards to the perpetrators of hate speech on its platform, and calls for immediate and concrete steps to eradicate hate from the platform and move towards securing the rights and safety of all users.

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