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Joint stakeholder contribution to the 41st session of the Universal Periodic Review: Brazil
Joint stakeholder contribution to the 41st session of the Universal Periodic Review: Brazil 27 April 2022 APC, ARTIGO 19 Brasil e América do Sul, Derechos Digitales and Intervozes

This joint submission to the 41st session of the UN Universal Period Review focuses on Brazil's fulfilment of human rights obligations in the digital context.

Media Awareness and Justice Initiative joins the APC network: “This network is very strategic as it continually adds value to members through technical, collaborative and financial support”
Media Awareness and Justice Initiative joins the APC network: “This network is very strategic as it continually adds value to members through technical, collaborative and financial support” 19 April 2022 APCNews

Meet new APC member MAJI in Nigeria, an initiative that supports independent media projects, the development of innovative ICTs for community use and promotes participatory citizen journalism initiatives to increase transparency and accountability.

Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 49th session
Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 49th session 06 April 2022 Paula Martins and Veronica Ferrari

The Human Rights Council (HRC) held its 49th session in Geneva from 28 February to 1 April. During a long session that covered five weeks, the Council discussed important country situations and thematic issues on the intersections between human rights and technology. 

International coalition to support filing of a suit to stop South Korea’s shutdown of womenonweb.kr
International coalition to support filing of a suit to stop South Korea’s shutdown of womenonweb.kr 10 March 2022 Various

In December 2020, the Korea Communication Standards Commission issued a ruling to block access to womenonweb.kr, a website that provides information on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. The undersigned organisations support Open Net’s filing of a suit to cancel this ruling.

Internet shutdowns and human rights
Internet shutdowns and human rights 23 February 2022 APC and Derechos Digitales

This submission was produced in response to the call by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for input to a report on internet shutdowns and human rights that will be presented to the 50th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2022.

Hashtag Palestine 2021
Hashtag Palestine 2021 18 January 2022 7amleh - the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

The seventh annual report “Hashtag Palestine” illuminates the digital rights violations of Palestinians and pro-Palestinian advocates online, at the hands of the three authorities as well as different social media companies in relation to the escalations and developments on the ground.

APC co-founder Carlos Afonso inducted into Internet Hall of Fame
APC co-founder Carlos Afonso inducted into Internet Hall of Fame 16 December 2021 APCNews

The APC community celebrates this well-deserved recognition of the contributions made by Afonso, who was one of the original founders of APC over 30 years ago and has continued to play an active and invaluable role in the network up until today.

The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities
The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities 15 December 2021 APCNews

in 2021, we highlighted 27 stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. These stories demonstrate that listening to multiple voices and learning from positive impacts made locally are important ways to keep seeding and harvesting change.

How weaponisation of network disruptions during elections threatens democracy
How weaponisation of network disruptions during elections threatens democracy 26 November 2021 Evelyn Lirri

In August 2021, Zambia became the latest country to restrict citizens’ access to social media platforms as the country went to the polls. The disruption of digital communications has become a recurring theme in numerous countries during elections and in times of public protest.

International civil society warns about the dangers to the exercise of rights of the bill to regulate digital platforms presented in Chile
International civil society warns about the dangers to the exercise of rights of the bill to regulate digital platforms presented in Chile 24 November 2021 Various

APC joins other organisations and individuals to express concern over Digital Platforms Regulation Bill Nº 14.561-19, which is being discussed in the Chilean congress. The bill establishes rules that end up being dangerous for the exercise of fundamental rights on the internet.

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