Internet governance

Inside the Digital Society: Notes on a Scandal
Inside the Digital Society: Notes on a Scandal 15 February 2024 David Souter

The British Post Office scandal was a failure of both technology and human systems. The software didn’t work, but too many people thought that whatever the computer said had to be right. This has several lessons for us about trust in computer and AI systems as well as the need for strong institutions and media.

APC statement to the informal stakeholders consultation during preparations for the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact
APC statement to the informal stakeholders consultation during preparations for the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact 14 February 2024 APC

In its contribution to this round of consultations, APC stressed the vital importance of ensuring the effective consideration of civil society voices in the Global Digital Compact negotiation phase.

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms: Fostering a human rights-centred approach to privacy, data protection and access to the internet in Southern Africa
The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms: Fostering a human rights-centred approach to privacy, data protection and access to the internet in Southern Africa 26 January 2024

The initiative has the overall purpose of increasing advocacy for an open and democratic digital environment in Southern Africa that promotes and protects access to the internet and privacy rights online.

The challenges of digital inclusion in Africa and the innovations we need
The challenges of digital inclusion in Africa and the innovations we need 18 January 2024 Onyekachi Okoro Emmanuel

Following their participation at the 2023 African Internet Governance Forum, the Media Awareness and Justice Initiative (MAJI) identified several key issues affecting digital inclusion, expansion and use across Africa as well as recommendations for the way forward.

Pact for the Future: Joint civil society input
Pact for the Future: Joint civil society input 29 December 2023 Global Partners Digital, Access Now, European Center for Not-for-Profit Law, Derechos Digitales - América Latina, APC

APC and others joined together to provide civil society input to the zero draft for the Pact for the Future, an action-oriented outcome document that will be negotiated and endorsed by UN member countries in the lead-up to and during the Summit of the Future in September 2024.

Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network
Seeding change in 2023: Trailblazing community impacts of the APC network 14 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.

Learn how to get past an internet shutdown
Learn how to get past an internet shutdown 13 December 2023 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.

Bringing a gender justice lens to the UN's Global Digital Compact
Bringing a gender justice lens to the UN's Global Digital Compact 11 December 2023 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.

IGF 2023: My time at the APC booth
IGF 2023: My time at the APC booth 06 December 2023 Arsène Tungali

Arsène Tungali from DRC-based APC member organisation Rudi International shares highlights of his experience greeting visitors to the booth hosted by APC at the latest edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Inside the Digital Society: AI hopes and fears
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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