Global Information Society Watch

Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition: Unshackling expression - A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia
Global Information Society Watch 2017 special edition: Unshackling expression - A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia 19 December 2017

Freedom of expression and opinion online is increasingly criminalised with the aid of penal and internet-specific legislation. With this report, we hope to bring to light the problematic trends in the use of laws against freedom of expression in online spaces in Asia. In this special edition of GISWatch, APC brings together analysis on the criminalisation of online expression from six Asian states: Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Thailand. The report also includes an overvi...

Global Information Society Watch 2017 on National and Regional Internet Governance Forums will be launched in Geneva
Global Information Society Watch 2017 on National and Regional Internet Governance Forums will be launched in Geneva 11 December 2017

Together with a special companion edition: "Internet governance from the edges: NRIs in their own words". A groundbreaking report analysing National and Regional Internet Governance Forums will be released at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 20 December 2017. The latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report will look at local Internet Governance Forums (called NRIs), which are now widely recognised as a vital element of the IGF proces...

Special Report on National and Regional IGFs: Participate in the survey!
Special Report on National and Regional IGFs: Participate in the survey! 31 August 2017

APC has taken initiative to compile two editions of Global Information Society Watch focused on National and Regional IGFs (NRIs). While one will consist of independent and analytical perspectives on the role of NRIs in internet governance, this questionnaire is linked to the second volume, which intends to give voice and visibility to the stories of each NRI, to present their undertakings and ...

APC Annual Report 2016
APC Annual Report 2016 22 August 2017

The actions captured in this report reflect the energy, diversity and growth of the APC network. New members AlterMundi, from Argentina, Point of View, from India, Rhizomatica, from Mexico, Social Media Exchange (SMEX), from Lebanon, and Zenzeleni Networks, from South Africa, have added to the richness of the APC community and the breadth of our reach. Growth in the number of APC’s organisati...

Global Information Society Watch 2016: Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet
Global Information Society Watch 2016: Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet 14 December 2016 Various

The 46 country reports gathered here illustrate the link between the internet and economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs). Some of the topics will be familiar to information and communications technology for development (ICT4D) activists: the right to health, education and culture; the socioeconomic empowerment of women using the internet; the inclusion of rural and indigenous communities ...

Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet: The feminist take
Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet: The feminist take 14 December 2016

Does the internet make the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRS) a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that our edition on ESCRs and the internet seeks to answer. The Global Information Society Watch report on ESCRs looks at various contexts around the world to explore how the internet has acted largely as an ena...

Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan
Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan 23 October 2016

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has teamed up with members and partners in India, Pakistan and Malaysia to protect and promote human rights on the internet. Our partners Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan, abbreviated as APC-IMPACT, is a joint initiative between Digital Empowerment Foundation (India), EMPOWER (Malaysia) and Bytes for All,...

Global Information Society Watch 2015: Sexual rights and the internet
Global Information Society Watch 2015: Sexual rights and the internet 19 November 2015 Various

This edition of GISWatch presents stories from around the world on how the politics of sex and sexual rights activism takes place online. We want to research how generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, are expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet. We also want to show how this relates to the threats of surveillance, censorship and online violence. Th...

Watching the watchers: A global monitor of the information society since 2007
Watching the watchers: A global monitor of the information society since 2007 21 May 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

GISWatch 2014 cover The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is one of APC’s flagships, a project that we consider especially relevant in the field of internet rights. A process as much as a publication, GISWatch aims to build policy analysis skills and methodologies into the work of civil society organisations in the field of ICT for development, democracy and social justice. Toda...

Global Information Society Watch 2014: Communications surveillance in the digital age
Global Information Society Watch 2014: Communications surveillance in the digital age 18 September 2014 Various

Online surveillance, security and privacy are concerns that have been central to human rights activists for years – but with the recent revelations by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden of United States (US) government spying on citizens, the issues have reached global attention. This Global Information Society Watch tracks the state of communications surveillance...

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