ICT policy

Listen to Local Sound Bites @IGF 2023
Listen to Local Sound Bites @IGF 2023 07 October 2023 APCNews

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 Feminist Principles for including gender in the Global Digital Compact
The Feminist Principles for including gender in the Global Digital Compact 06 October 2023

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...

Civil society actors must understand emerging technologies: Reflecting on my participation in the Tech Camp for Civic Space Defenders
Civil society actors must understand emerging technologies: Reflecting on my participation in the Tech Camp for Civic Space Defenders 21 September 2023 Arsène Tungali

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 across the Asia-Pacific are now regularly misused in aid of tyranny
Personal data protection laws across the Asia-Pacific are now regularly misused in aid of tyranny 20 September 2023 Shalom Gauri

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.

APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 25 August 2023 APCNews

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.

Our Circular Future: "We must adopt the circular economy without waiting for the government to say, ‘Hey, this is a time bomb now'"
Our Circular Future: "We must adopt the circular economy without waiting for the government to say, ‘Hey, this is a time bomb now'" 22 June 2023 Maja Romano

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.

How the APC network has engaged with the UN's Global Digital Compact to help shape our digital future
How the APC network has engaged with the UN's Global Digital Compact to help shape our digital future 06 June 2023 Maja Romano

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.

APC resource kit: Preparing for RightsCon 2023
APC resource kit: Preparing for RightsCon 2023 24 May 2023 Gaurav Jain

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.

Interview with Julián Casasbuenas: “Presenting at spaces like the GDC will help change minds that commercial telcos will connect all of humanity”
Interview with Julián Casasbuenas: “Presenting at spaces like the GDC will help change minds that commercial telcos will connect all of humanity” 27 April 2023 Maja Romano

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.

APC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on internet governance
APC statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on internet governance 25 April 2023 APC

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.

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