Human rights and ICTs

HRC47: NGO joint end-of-session statement
HRC47: NGO joint end-of-session statement 21 July 2021 Various

In this joint statement, APC and other civil society organisations share their perspectives on the recently concluded 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council, held in Geneva from 21 June to 13 July in a hybrid format that combined face-to-face and online sessions.

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.

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 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.

HRC47: Joint oral statement on internet shutdowns in the context of protests
HRC47: Joint oral statement on internet shutdowns in the context of protests 01 July 2021 ARTICLE 19, Access Now and APC

In recognition of the 250 organisations in the #KeepItOn Coalition against internet shutdowns, we urge all states to immediately and unconditionally cease shutting down, throttling, or blocking the internet.

Seeding change: Colnodo supports the operation of community networks in Colombia while learning together
Seeding change: Colnodo supports the operation of community networks in Colombia while learning together 30 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? Colnodo made meaningful contributions to the community networks movement by supporting three such initiatives in Colombia while strengthening its own strategy.

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.

HRC47: APC oral statement on gendered disinformation
HRC47: APC oral statement on gendered disinformation 28 June 2021 APC

APC welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, in particular its recognition of gendered disinformation online and the recommendation to states and companies to confront it, as well as to give special attention to its consequences in the offline world.

HRC47: Joint oral statement on Colombia
HRC47: Joint oral statement on Colombia 28 June 2021 Various

Karisma, FLIP, ILEX, CEJIL, IFEX, Derechos Digitales and APC urge the Human Rights Council to call on the Colombian state to guarantee, respect and protect the exercise of human rights online and offline in the country.

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