Internet rights are human rights

Joint open letter by civil society organisations and independent experts calling on states to implement an immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer and use of surveillance technology
Joint open letter by civil society organisations and independent experts calling on states to implement an immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer and use of surveillance technology 26 July 2021 Various

Dozens of civil society organisations and independent experts joined forces to express their alarm at the media revelations that NSO Group’s spyware has been used to facilitate human rights violations around the world on a massive scale and to call on states to take immediate measures.

Mapping and Analysis of Privacy Laws and Policies in Africa: Summary Report
Mapping and Analysis of Privacy Laws and Policies in Africa: Summary Report 22 July 2021 Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

While privacy has become ever more crucial in a world where digital technologies are key to livelihoods and the promotion of other rights, there are insufficient protections for the right to privacy in many African countries, and some have steadily taken measures to undermine this right.

Call for applications for Ninth African School on Internet Governance now open
Call for applications for Ninth African School on Internet Governance now open 22 July 2021 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)

APC, the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa are pleased to open the call for the 2021 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). This year’s edition will take the form of a two-week online programme between 4 and 19 October. The deadline for applications is 23 August.

Digital rights in Zimbabwe: Joint submission to the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Zimbabwe
Digital rights in Zimbabwe: Joint submission to the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of Zimbabwe 20 July 2021 Various

This UPR submission was co-authored by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe Chapter, Small Media and Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), and supported by APC and numerous other global and regional organisations.

Seeding change: Point of View on rights and freedoms for all genders and sexualities
Seeding change: Point of View on rights and freedoms for all genders and sexualities 14 July 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Point of View's reports, research and campaigns have made meaningful contributions toward building and amplifying the voices of women and other marginalised genders and removing barriers to voice, speech and expression across India.

Digital Empowerment Foundation's TypeRight: Reflecting on the advancements at the intersection of society and technology
Digital Empowerment Foundation's TypeRight: Reflecting on the advancements at the intersection of society and technology 08 July 2021 APCNews

TypeRight is a research-based weekly newsletter published by APC member in India, the Digital Empowerment Foundation. It is a reflection of the advancements at the intersection of society and technology and an analysis of its impacts on people’s lives.

Day 4 of Advocacy International: Championing gender and other strategies for effective engagement
Day 4 of Advocacy International: Championing gender and other strategies for effective engagement 06 July 2021 APCNews

On the last day of the “Advocacy international: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia” workshop, participants explored ways to integrate gender into international advocacy and identified strategies for effective engagement in advocacy spaces.

Day 3 of Advocacy International: Getting comfortable with protocols
Day 3 of Advocacy International: Getting comfortable with protocols 01 July 2021 APCNews

Day 3 of the "Advocacy International: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia" workshop was one of contrasts, with the first two sessions covering advocacy and technical spaces in terms of how they function, and the last speaking to the experience of civil society as they engage in them.

 Day 2 of Advocacy International: Understanding the complex world of the UN
Day 2 of Advocacy International: Understanding the complex world of the UN 01 July 2021 APCNews

In the continuation of the “Advocacy International: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia” workshop, the day was spent deep-diving into the United Nations ecosystem: basic information about it, its mechanisms, and the spaces it offers for leveraging international advocacy.

Day 1 of Advocacy International: "Is all advocacy good?" and other questions
Day 1 of Advocacy International: "Is all advocacy good?" and other questions 29 June 2021 APCNews

APC kicked off Day 1 of the "Advocacy International: Advancing our digital rights agenda for Asia" workshop, a culmination of discussions on a crucial issue – the representation of more Asian civil society voices in international advocacy spaces.

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