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In the midst of the pandemic, Muslims in India suffer from hate speech, physical attacks and Islamophobia
In the midst of the pandemic, Muslims in India suffer from hate speech, physical attacks and Islamophobia 09 November 2020 APCNews

What is the “corona jihad”? In the time of a pandemic, how has hate speech made matters worse for the Muslim population in India? How do we curb hate speech online? These are just some of the questions that a new report published by APC, The Contagion of Hate in India, aims to answer.

Citizen data and freedom: The fears of people living with HIV in India
Citizen data and freedom: The fears of people living with HIV in India 04 November 2020 Rosamma Thomas for GenderIT.org

India has the world's third-largest population with HIV, after South Africa and Nigeria. This report looked into the situation of people living HIV in India and how their plight was affected by the lockdown measures imposed as a means to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

30th anniversary: Our member Digital Empowerment Foundation shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years
30th anniversary: Our member Digital Empowerment Foundation shares its vision for APC in the next 10 years 09 September 2020 APCNews

Listen to the vision for the next 10 years of APC of our member Digital Empowerment Foundation from India, which envisions APC’s next 10 years as guiding information and knowledge within the digital ecosystems.

APC calls for action to end Facebook’s complicity in enabling hate speech in India
APC calls for action to end Facebook’s complicity in enabling hate speech in India 03 September 2020 APCNews

APC is alarmed by reports of Facebook India’s failure to apply its community standards to perpetrators of hate speech on its platform.

REG4COVID: Community network responses to the pandemic
REG4COVID: Community network responses to the pandemic 04 August 2020 Marta Kopp

As a part of the ITU's pandemic response, the platform REG4COVID was launched, providing a space for regulators and civil society to share their own initiatives. APC asked their community network partners to contribute to the platform, given the general absence of civil society input.

DEF: Low-cost connectivity solutions fostering openness in times of COVID-19
DEF: Low-cost connectivity solutions fostering openness in times of COVID-19 21 July 2020 DEF

Because of the pandemic, India has been under lockdown since March. What does this mean for rural communities, only 20% of whom have access to the internet? Community networks established by organisations like Digital Empowerment Foundation are bringing critical services to 100 villages of India.

#DigitalLawsAsia
#DigitalLawsAsia 19 June 2020 Nerissa Naidoo for CYRILLA

From 10 - 12 June, CYRILLA and APC hosted a Twitter campaign. The purpose of #DigitalLawsAsia was to explore the human rights impacts of digital regulation in South and Southeast Asia.

DEF: Hungry, broken, bruised, disappointed
DEF: Hungry, broken, bruised, disappointed 04 June 2020

Over 50 days into the lockdown in India, migrant workers are still on the roads walking day and night to reach home one way or another. Lack of employment has left them high and dry with little to no support from the authorities.

DEF releases COVID-19 digital emergency relief programme
DEF releases COVID-19 digital emergency relief programme 17 April 2020 Digital Empowerment Foundation

This is a compilation of articles and other resources and initiatives featured by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), an APC member organisation, in their latest newsletter.

India’s constitutional and civic space crisis addressed at HRC43 side event
India’s constitutional and civic space crisis addressed at HRC43 side event 03 March 2020 APCNews

In India, a discriminatory citizenship law has sparked widespread protests, which have been met with arbitrary arrests, excessive force and violence by the authorities. APC took part in a side event at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council which addressed these human rights violations.

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