Internet rights are human rights

Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic 07 April 2020

This position paper outlines APC's current thinking on the pandemic. It identifies several key, interrelated issues that require attention by governments, the private sector and civil society.

Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 76 Third Committee
Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 76 Third Committee 19 November 2021 Various

APC and other civil society organisations marked the conclusion of the UN General Assembly's 76th Third Committee session with these observations on both thematic and country-specific resolutions. We urge all states to implement the commitments made in these resolutions to their full extent.

APC joins virtual global dialogue Tech for Democracy 2021
APC joins virtual global dialogue Tech for Democracy 2021 08 November 2021 APCNews

APC will engage in five days of multistakeholder dialogue on how technology can support democracy and human rights, through leading two sessions and sharing remarks during the opening and closing plenaries of the event.

AfriSIG 2021: Does Africa really need the internet?
AfriSIG 2021: Does Africa really need the internet? 02 November 2021 Anne Wangari Njathi and Tsema Yvonne Ede

When discussions around access to the internet are raised, our thoughts turn to whether we have sufficiently solved the issues of poverty, health, education and energy to decide that internet access is a needed right in Africa. But COVID-19 has changed our view of the need for connectivity.

Advocating for human rights online and offline in 2020
Advocating for human rights online and offline in 2020 01 November 2021 APCNews

We want people, especially those facing discrimination and oppression, to have greater power and autonomy through digital technologies to exercise their full range of human rights online and offline. Check out our achievements in this area in 2020.

Seeding change: EsLaRed helps defend access to information and freedom of expression in Venezuela
Seeding change: EsLaRed helps defend access to information and freedom of expression in Venezuela 29 October 2021 APCNews

Concerned about how digital technologies bring new challenges to fighting censorship, APC member EsLaRed has been defending access to information and freedom of expression in restrictive environments, with a recent study focusing on communication blockades in Venezuela.

Promoting stakeholder engagement at the Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs
Promoting stakeholder engagement at the Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs 26 October 2021 Verónica Ferrari, Sheetal Kumar, Allison Pytlak, Paula Martins, Pavlina Pavlova

The aim of this brief is to support the implementation of the agreed language in the United Nations Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) resolution pertaining to stakeholder engagement.

Launch of the Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean
Launch of the Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean 26 October 2021

The Alliance for Encryption in Latin America and the Caribbean, of which APC forms part, responds to our belief that a regional pro-encryption agenda will contribute to guaranteeing the development of the internet ecosystem together with the exercise of democracy and respect for human rights.

New CIPESA policy brief explores how African states are undermining the use of encryption
New CIPESA policy brief explores how African states are undermining the use of encryption 21 October 2021 Lillian Nalwoga

In commemoration of the inaugural Global Encryption Day, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) has published a policy brief that highlights restrictions to encryption and what needs to be done by governments in Africa to promote its use.

Global Encryption Day statement
Global Encryption Day statement 21 October 2021 Various

On Global Encryption Day, APC joined with over 150 other organisations to call on governments and the private sector to reject efforts to undermine encryption and instead pursue policies that enhance, strengthen and promote use of strong encryption to protect people everywhere.

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