Human rights and ICTs

Why circularity is needed to make our use of digital devices sustainable
Why circularity is needed to make our use of digital devices sustainable 30 September 2021 APCNews

The first modules of a step-by-step guide that explains the negative impact of digital devices on both people and the planet and how a circular approach to the production, use and disposal of digital devices offers a solution will be launched on 4 October.

Identities experiencing the internet: Nepal survey report
Identities experiencing the internet: Nepal survey report 22 September 2021 Shubha Kayastha and Mamata Pokharel

This report tracks recent trends in internet use in Nepal, incorporates findings from a survey administered to 196 individuals from the Kathmandu valley and surrounding areas, and recommends a way forward to build a more inclusive, tolerant and feminist internet.

Towards an inclusive, sustainable, trusted internet: APrIGF in 2021
Towards an inclusive, sustainable, trusted internet: APrIGF in 2021 20 September 2021 APCNews

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level. This year will be a hybrid event in Kathmandu and the overarching theme is “Towards an Inclusive, Sustainable and Trusted Internet".

Joint letter: An open, interconnected and interoperable internet
Joint letter: An open, interconnected and interoperable internet 14 September 2021 Various

Joint letter, signed by a coalition of civil society and industry stakeholders, raises concerns about the human rights risks of internet fragmentation and setting out principles for an open, interconnected and interoperable internet.

Civil society calls on international actors in Afghanistan to secure digital identity and biometric data immediately
Civil society calls on international actors in Afghanistan to secure digital identity and biometric data immediately 09 September 2021 Various

Aid agencies, humanitarian organisations and other international actors operating within Afghanistan, as well as private sector vendors who supply and service digital identity, are urgently called to safeguard digital identity and biometric databases created in Afghanistan.

APC policy explainer: Disinformation
APC policy explainer: Disinformation 30 August 2021 APC

APC considers disinformation to be a complex and multifaceted problem that cannot be properly addressed by a fragmented approach. It is also a multistakeholder challenge that requires dialogue between different sectors. In this document, APC explains why, where and how we work on this issue.

How do we build a caste-sensitive internet? Reflections on decolonising the internet from an anti-caste perspective
How do we build a caste-sensitive internet? Reflections on decolonising the internet from an anti-caste perspective 25 August 2021 APCNews

How do we build a caste-sensitive internet? The third session of the Challenge lecture series explored strategies and reflections on the challenges and opportunities to create an online experience that is truly freeing and inclusive to everyone, regardless of caste.

APC and Derechos Digitales submission to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues  (CWG-Internet)
APC and Derechos Digitales submission to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) 24 August 2021 APC and Derechos Digitales

APC and Derechos Digitales welcome the opportunity to contribute to the open consultation on “The role of the Internet and international Internet-related public policy in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and possible future pandemics” organised by the ITU's CWG-Internet.

Seeding change: Feminist Tech Exchange explores digital safety through a feminist framework
Seeding change: Feminist Tech Exchange explores digital safety through a feminist framework 20 August 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? In this column we’re highlighting stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. APC's Feminist Tech Exchange explores digital safety through a feminist framework that is collective, responsive and flexible.

A proposal for caste-ing out media: Exploring the role that the media plays in ushering in a caste-sensitive society
A proposal for caste-ing out media: Exploring the role that the media plays in ushering in a caste-sensitive society 18 August 2021 APCNews

The second session of the Challenge Lecture Series 2021, “Decolonising media, communications and technology studies: An (anti)caste perspective”, addressed how analysis of the media on caste issues does not take into consideration how embedded and structural caste practices are in this field.

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