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