Human rights and ICTs

Safeguard civil society participation at the United Nations Human Rights Council
Safeguard civil society participation at the United Nations Human Rights Council 21 November 2022 Various

Inclusive participation of civil society actors helps ensure that the Council is informed and responsive to human rights priorities and needs on the ground, engagement of organisations based outside Geneva, as well as under-resourced civil society actors.

Listen to Local Sound Bites @IGF 2022
Listen to Local Sound Bites @IGF 2022 19 November 2022 Leila Nachawati Rego

APC is inaugurating a daily audio segment during the 2022 IGF as part of our efforts to facilitate the inclusion of local civil society voices and call attention to the human rights and humanitarian situation in host countries. Watch this space for daily Local Sound Bites during the IGF. 

#OurVoicesAtIGF: OVOF partners meet at the Internet Governance Forum 2022
#OurVoicesAtIGF: OVOF partners meet at the Internet Governance Forum 2022 17 November 2022 GenderIT.org

The partners in the Our Voices, Our Futures (OVOF) project will meet at the 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Ethiopia on 28 November to 2 December 2022, to amplify the voices of structurally marginalised folks in six countries from Asia and Africa.

Disruptive technologies, surveillance as governance: Data (un)democracy in India during COVID-19
Disruptive technologies, surveillance as governance: Data (un)democracy in India during COVID-19 17 November 2022 Preeti Raghunath

India’s focus on a deterministic and ideological usage of technology to manage the COVID-19 health crisis has not only mismanaged the pandemic, but has pushed the country to contend with Orwellian realities.

GISWatch launch at the 2022 IGF: The pandemic has reactivated a sense of rebellion and contestation
GISWatch launch at the 2022 IGF: The pandemic has reactivated a sense of rebellion and contestation 15 November 2022 Maja Romano

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will celebrate 15 years of APC's ground-breaking publication by launching its latest edition at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 29 November. The new edition explores "digital futures for a post-pandemic world".

Rich white boys’ takeover of spaces of organising: Should you stay or should you go?
Rich white boys’ takeover of spaces of organising: Should you stay or should you go? 10 November 2022 Nyx McLean for GenderIT.org

As rich white men like Elon Musk own and control online platforms, these spaces are becoming more and more unwelcoming for queer and marginalised people. As individuals who have made and found communities in these spaces, should we leave our place on platforms like Twitter?

Digital authoritarianism in Bangladesh: Weaponising a draconian law to silence dissent in the pandemic era
Digital authoritarianism in Bangladesh: Weaponising a draconian law to silence dissent in the pandemic era 10 November 2022 Zayed Siddiki

The COVID-19 pandemic provided the government with pretext to censor free speech, harass critics, and effectively curb dissent – accelerating what has been an ongoing turn towards authoritarianism in Bangladesh.

Alaa Abdel-Fattah’s life at serious risk: Demand Egypt to immediately release him now!
Alaa Abdel-Fattah’s life at serious risk: Demand Egypt to immediately release him now! 09 November 2022 Various

APC and dozens of other organisations are calling on Egypt to immediately release human rights defenders Alaa Abdel-Fattah, Mohamed el-Baqer, Mohamed “Oxygen” Ibrahim Radwan and all those arrested and detained solely for exercising their rights.

Affordable connectivity and privacy violations plague Zimbabwe
Affordable connectivity and privacy violations plague Zimbabwe 08 November 2022 Otto Saki and Nompilo Simanje

There are several factors, some legal, some political and some economic, that continue to impact the exercise of rights online in Zimbabwe, particularly free expression, the right to privacy and access to information.

Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "A unique and relevant resource for information and advocacy"
Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "A unique and relevant resource for information and advocacy" 04 November 2022 Helen Belcastro

The fourth installment examines how the initial support for GISWatch led to a strong and impactful collaboration with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

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