Human rights and ICTs

One year in: COVID-19 deepening Africa's democratic regression
One year in: COVID-19 deepening Africa's democratic regression 30 April 2021 CIPESA

In September 2020, our research on the State of Internet Freedom in Africa established that the ultimate effect of the measures instituted in fighting COVID-19 was that they had deepened the democracy deficit in several African countries.

Leave no one behind: A people-centred approach to achieve meaningful connectivity
Leave no one behind: A people-centred approach to achieve meaningful connectivity 27 April 2021 Various

We call on governments, industry, multilateral institutions, civil society and international financial institutions to close the digital divide by putting people at the centre of our approach to achieving meaningful connectivity for everyone.

Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: Advocacy toolkit
Privacy and personal data protection in Africa: Advocacy toolkit 26 April 2021 African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

This advocacy toolkit provides an overview of the legal standards concerning the right to privacy and personal data protection in Africa and offers a set of practical tools for stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of data protection frameworks.

Global Information Society Watch 2020 - Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South
Global Information Society Watch 2020 - Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South 26 April 2021 Various

This edition of Global Information Society Watch seeks to understand the constructive role that technology can play in confronting the crises. It disrupts the normative understanding of technology being an easy panacea to the planet’s environmental challenges and suggests that a nuanced and contextual use of technology is necessary for real sustainability to be achieved.

A Safer Web for Women
A Safer Web for Women 14 April 2021

A comic strip that demonstrates the challenges women face online, developed by our member Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet).

An ideal framework for the accountable use of personal data by law enforcement and state security agencies
An ideal framework for the accountable use of personal data by law enforcement and state security agencies 13 April 2021 Koliwe Majama

There are increasing concerns over the way in which some of the data collected through automated digital technologies for law enforcement is being manipulated or misused, prompting calls for more accountable use of personal data to protect the rights of citizens.

State of the Digital Nation: The Digital Rights Report 2020
State of the Digital Nation: The Digital Rights Report 2020 09 April 2021

This report is a documentation of what transpired in 2020, specifically how human rights were impacted by technology and digital innovations in the Philippines. The year 2020 was definitely unique given the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought about tremendous change throughout the globe.

Open letter/position paper on the General Assembly’s consideration on the question of the status of the Human Rights Council
Open letter/position paper on the General Assembly’s consideration on the question of the status of the Human Rights Council 08 April 2021 APC and others

In 2011, the UN General Assembly resolved to maintain the status of the Human Rights Council as a subsidiary body and to consider the question again 10 to 15 years later. Our organisations wish to express their position regarding the expected consideration of this question between 2021 and 2026.

Open call for grants to support community networks in the global South
Open call for grants to support community networks in the global South 07 April 2021 APCNews

The Local Networks initiative announced its 2021 grant programme for projects involving existing or new community networks linked to technological innovation and appropriation, gender and women’s participation, community-led processes and policy-related aspects. The call is open until 30 April.

Inside the Digital Society: Children’s rights in the digital society
Inside the Digital Society: Children’s rights in the digital society 05 April 2021 David Souter

Debate on children’s rights online has focused most on child protection, to some extent on education, not enough on the general digital experience of children.

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