Bringing a gender justice lens to the UN's Global Digital Compact 08 December 2023 By Maja Romano

To be relevant, effective and sustainable, the Global Digital Compact must adopt a human rights-based approach and be intentional about putting inclusivity at the centre of all recommendations.

Upcoming webinar on Gaza: Genocide and the Internet 07 December 2023 By APCNews

7amleh, SMEX and APC are hosting a webinar on Monday, 11 December to commemorate Human Rights Day and to shed light on the ongoing violations that are affecting civil society organisations, the internet and communications infrastructure in Gaza and internet spaces in general.

Learn how to get past an internet shutdown 06 December 2023 By Gaurav Jain

Last year the highest number of internet shutdowns were recorded in the world, and we must equip defenders with strategies to bypass such blocking. APC has developed a game-based training to help understand internet infrastructure, shutdown procedures and circumvention tools.

Joint letter on several European governments’ decisions to suspend or review their funding to Palestinian and Israeli civil society organisations

Joint letter

Joint letter on several European governments’ decisions to suspend or review their funding to Palestinian and Israeli civil society organisations

In an open letter, APC and 99 other civil society organisations express serious concern at the EU and several European states‘ decision to suspend or review their funding to Palestinian and Israeli civil society organisations.

Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 78 Third Committee

Joint statement

Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 78 Third Committee

APC and other civil society organisations marked the conclusion of the UN General Assembly's 78th Third Committee session with observations on both thematic and country-specific outcomes, and urged all states to implement the commitments made during this session to their full extent.

APC's reflections on the 2023 Internet Governance Forum and suggestions for 2024

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APC's reflections on the 2023 Internet Governance Forum and suggestions for 2024

This document summarises APC's reflections on the 2023 IGF in terms of what worked well and what did not work so well, in areas such as logistics, scheduling of sessions, challenges for onsite participation, and diversity and representation. It also offers recommendations for the 2024 IGF.

APC submission to the OEWG on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security 2021-2025

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APC submission to the OEWG on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security 2021-2025

A gender approach to cybersecurity is a fundamental tool for policy that focuses on the human rights of people in cyberspace. But, most notably, it is a perspective that seeks to make cybersecurity responsive to the complex and differentiated needs of people when systems of oppression intersect.

When protection becomes an excuse for criminalisation: Gender considerations on cybercrime frameworks

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When protection becomes an excuse for criminalisation: Gender considerations on cybercrime frameworks

This exploratory report seeks to contribute to ongoing and future discussions concerning gender and cybercrime by providing concrete evidence of how national cybercrime laws have been used to silence and criminalise women and LGBTQIA+ people around the world.

APC condemns violence against Palestinians and demands protection of human rights for all

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APC condemns violence against Palestinians and demands protection of human rights for all

APC condemns the violent attacks targeting Palestinian territories and stands with all the citizens of Palestine who have been experiencing settler colonialism, genocide, structural violence and grave human rights violations, today and throughout the last 75 years.

Civil society organisations call for tech companies to respect Palestinian digital rights in times of crisis

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Civil society organisations call for tech companies to respect Palestinian digital rights in times of crisis

APC joins with other human rights and civil society organisations calling on tech companies to urgently address instances of online hate speech, incitement and violent discourse targeting Palestinians.

Joint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host

Statement

Joint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host

As a network of global, regional, and local civil society organizations we express our alarm regarding the eventual decision that the government of Saudi Arabia will host the next annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

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Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network 08 December 2023 Maja Romano

In these eight in-depth stories of projects undertaken with the support of APC subgrants, we present some highlights and achievements by APC members and partners in 2023.

Seeding change: Unpacking the liberatory impulse of technology through the gender perspective 06 December 2023 Maja Romano

Advocating for the protection and promotion of digital rights is a continuous challenge faced by civil society organisations. How do we come to establish equality as a baseline?

Inside the Digital Society: AI hopes and fears 29 November 2023 David Souter

Our columnist wades into the polarising debates LLMs and AI have inspired this year about how they will change our lives for good and ill, and explores a question central to the international fora discussing the future of this technology.

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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.

How are APC members improving their communities' lives? In this section we're highlighting stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC sub-granting.

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