Freedom of expression
This report highlights the findings of a research study that was carried out by the Women of Uganda Network together with the Association for Progressive Communications under the Our Voices, Our Futures (OVOF) project.
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.
This report presents insights into online caste-hate speech, combining qualitative accounts of the targets of such expression on social media platforms with an analysis of these platforms’ speech norms.
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.
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.
The new film collection, Tech Tales, aims to raise awareness on the importance of protecting digital rights in a time of intensifying security risks and rights violations in the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
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.
We want the collective power of communities within and beyond the APC network to be harnessed through existing and new relationships built around transformative actions and our shared visions. Check out our achievements in this area in 2020.
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.
Association for Progressive Communications (APC) 2022
Unless otherwise stated, content on the APC website is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)