Media Matters for Democracy expresses solidarity with brave women journalists taking a stance against online violence 16 September 2020 By Media Matters for Democracy

    Media Matters for Democracy stands in solidarity with women journalists who have released a statement highlighting the prevailing trend of continued digital violence from supporters of all political parties and different public and state institutions.

    30th anniversary: Our member EMPOWER shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years 15 September 2020 By APCNews

    Listen to the vision for APC's next ten years of our member EMPOWER from Malaysia, which envisions APC continuing its hard work to ensure no one is left behind.

    30th anniversary: Our member Patience Luyeye shares her vision for APC in the next 10 years 14 September 2020

    <p>Read the vision for the next 10 years of APC of our individual member Patience Luyeye from Zimbabwe, who envisions APC having stronger visibility on the African continent, and working on more projects on agriculture and technology, as well as gender-based violence.</p>

    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.

    Assessing the Hong Kong National Security Law: What does it mean for civil society? 16 September 2020 Shih-Shiuan Kao and Min Hsuan Wu for EngageMedia

    Since the passing of the Hong Kong National Security Law it has been criticised for its weaponisation against critics of the state and curtailment of freedom of speech.

    7amleh at RightsCon: On spyware, content moderation and internet infrastructure 03 September 2020 7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

    Having RightsCon 2020 take place entirely online not only demonstrates how the digital space is increasingly important for many spheres of life, but also illustrates how essential it is to protect digital rights as a fundamental part of human rights.

    Remote working: Care for your body 01 September 2020 Vassilis Chryssos

    This article takes you through the process of building a work routine to help you avoid paying a hefty physical price for spending hours on a computer. This routine combines active and passive ergonomic practices with a caring mentality to sensitise you about your bodily health while working.

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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.

    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.

    DEF's COVID-19 relief initiatives as a digitally enabled humanitarian organisation
    DEF's COVID-19 relief initiatives as a digitally enabled humanitarian organisation

    The Digital Empowerment Foundation launched the Digital Emergency Relief Programme through its Community Information Resource Centres (CIRC) in 600+ locations in India, which have been rigorously responding to the crisis by reaching out to the most vulnerable communities.

    Israeli impact on Palestinian digital rights during the coronavirus pandemic
    Israeli impact on Palestinian digital rights during the coronavirus pandemic

    This position paper published by 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media details the increase in Israeli digital rights violations with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Alternate realities, alternate internets: African feminist research for a feminist internet
    Alternate realities, alternate internets: African feminist research for a feminist internet

    Discriminatory gendered practices are shaped by social, economic, cultural and political structures in the physical world and are similarly reproduced online across digital platforms. This report presents research into the online lived experiences of women in five countries across Africa.

    Lebanon: APC calls for internet access restrictions to be lifted and for human rights online and offline be protected
    Lebanon: APC calls for internet access restrictions to be lifted and for human rights online and offline be protected

    Temporary internet disruptions and shutdowns pose serious challenges to the exercise of a wide range of rights and cannot be justified under any pretext. We therefore call on the Lebanese authorities to lift all restrictions on internet access and restore telecommunications to full capacity.

    Making a Feminist Internet: Movement building in a digital age in Africa
    Making a Feminist Internet: Movement building in a digital age in Africa

    The MFI Africa convening was made up of multiple facets of connection and conversation between a participant group of African feminists, diverse in geographical origin and field of work. This report presents a perspective of those conversations, drawn from materials created throughout the meeting.

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