The 18th edition of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is being held in Kyoto, Japan from 8 to 12 October 2023. APC's Local Sound Bites will feature a daily short interview with a civil society representative focused on issues we care about.
The Global Digital Compact (GDC) is expected to “outline shared principles for an open, free and secure digital future for all”. The GDC must be based on universal standards that adopt a human rights-based approach and must also recognise the differentiated impact that information and communications technologies have on women, girls and people of diverse genders and sexualities. The development of these feminist principles has been a dynamic and multifaceted process, drawing inspi...
Arsène Tungali, executive director of the DRC-based APC member organisation Rudi International, shares his takeaways from this international learning and exchange experience made possible with support from APC's Member Engagement and Travel Fund.
Personal data protection laws have proliferated across the Asia-Pacific but they are often misused to abuse citizens' right to privacy. We must examine their autocratic bent in the context of a global framework like Europe's GDPR which is also regularly abused.
The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (AprIGF) is one of the key regional initiatives on internet governance. This year will be a hybrid event in Brisbane, Australia, from 28 to 31 August. APC staff and members are hosting and involved in key sessions.
In this third part of our special series on Our Circular Future, Syed Kazi of Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in India talks to us about how one of the highest-consuming regions of the world needs to urgently adopt circular economy approaches across all sectors.
The UN's Global Digital Compact (GDC) seeks to develop a common understanding of key digital principles by taking an inclusive approach to internet governance. The APC network has been actively engaging in the GDC process by participating in numerous UN-led consultations, discussions and submissions.
This year's RightsCon will be held from 5-8 June in Costa Rica and online, where APC will focus on the themes of gender and sexuality, climate and environmental justice and gender-responsive cybersecurity. Here is our resource kit of knowledge, research and recommended readings to help us all prepare to engage with each other at this event.
Colombia-based APC member Colnodo presented a statement at the Global Digital Compact thematic deep dive event on digital inclusion and connectivity. We spoke with Julián Casasbuenas about their experiences with community networks and civil society participation in the GDC process.
The Global Digital Compact provides an opportunity to agree on common principles that can make the internet and its governance more inclusive, human rights-based and supportive of sustainable development. APC believes that we need less of some things and more of others to achieve this goal.