Global Information Society Watch
What is the weight of a byte? Who breathes in fumes so that I can stream a film? Who mines for tin while we zoom in? For too long, internet policy makers and tech companies punted their responsibilities towards people and the planet.
The inputs from the speakers collectively built on a key takeaway from this edition of GISWatch, that the burden of environmental destruction and pollution falls disproportionately on communities that experience discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion.
The 2021-2022 edition of GISWatch asks how the COVID-19 pandemic changed or shaped the ways in which civil society organisations do their advocacy work around digital technology-related issues, including digital rights, and how digital rights advocacy priorities have shifted.
APC’s collective action and activism contribute to environmental justice and preservation of the earth, and mitigate the negative environmental impacts of the internet, digital technologies and the digital economy.
This publication tells a story of collective adaptation and resilience, closeness and collaboration, care and connections, of a growing community navigating change.
This episode of the podcast "the fire these times", hosted by Lebanese writer Joey Ayoub, explores the danger of assuming that technology can usher in solutions to the climate crisis, as digitalisation comes with its own problems, such as the ecological costs of producing tech products.
Can the internet serve collective liberation and ecological sustainability? This is the question addressed by the latest issue of Branch online magazine, featuring two pieces from APC's latest Global Information Society Watch report on technology, the environment and a sustainable world.
"A feminist internet respects life in all shapes and colours. It is not a consumer." As part of the GISWatch 2020 report, Jes Ciacci brings together the background and basis for a feminist internet principle in relation to the environment.
APC's participation will focus on highlighting strategies to counter gender-based violence online, discussing the intersections between technology, the environment and the exercise of human rights, debating the impact of COVID-19 on human rights, and promoting meaningful internet access.
This edition of Global Information Society Watch seeks to understand the constructive role that technology can play in confronting the crises. It disrupts the normative understanding of technology being an easy panacea to the planet’s environmental challenges and suggests that a nuanced and contextual use of technology is necessary for real sustainability to be achieved.