Internet governance

Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation: Supporting human rights defenders, journalists and human rights lawyers through ICTs
Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation: Supporting human rights defenders, journalists and human rights lawyers through ICTs 13 October 2019 APCNews

Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation (MIDO) is an APC member organisation working on ICTs for peace. They provide support to human rights defenders, journalists, activists and human rights lawyers in a country that has lately suffered long periods of internet shutdowns. Their work includes raising awareness about the effects of Myanmar’s Telecommunications Law, which criminalises free speech and has been used by the authorities to intimidate critics and journalists. Myo Min Aung, progra...

On the attacks of the Temer government against the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil
On the attacks of the Temer government against the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil 11 August 2017 Brazil Coalition on Network Rights

At APC, we are concerned at the increasing undermining of democracy and due process in Brazil, in particular through the implication of media conglomerates in the unfolding events. APC believes that the media should serve the public interest, both online and offline, and that the internet is a critical platform for alternative media voices, and in this regard we encourage policy and regulation that support an open internet and media diversity. After the...

Report on use of ICTs for enabling economic, social and cultural rights in Chile
Report on use of ICTs for enabling economic, social and cultural rights in Chile 23 January 2020 APC and Derechos Digitales

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Derechos Digitales welcome the opportunity to submit this Parallel Report ahead of the 66th session of the Pre-Sessional Working Group of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). This submission is centred on cross-cutting issues related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) affecting the ex...

Joint statement calls for allocation of sufficient resources for UN’s principal human rights body
Joint statement calls for allocation of sufficient resources for UN’s principal human rights body 23 January 2020 Various

H.E. António Guterres United Nations Secretary-General CC: President and Bureau of the Human Rights Council Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva OHCHR Human Rights Council branch   23 January 2020 Re: Ensure that the Human Rights Council is able to effectively fulfil its mandate in 2020 Excellency, The UN Human Rights Council (the Council) is often victims’ and rights...

APC's reflections on the 2019 IGF and suggestions for 2020
APC's reflections on the 2019 IGF and suggestions for 2020 15 January 2020 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) sees the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) – both as an annual global event and national, regional and intersessional processes and events – as critical for bringing together key stakeholders for policy dialogue, collaboration, coordination, capacity building and networking, and as a platform to raise human rights concerns. We want to expre...

Exploring the human rights dimensions of artificial intelligence and online content moderation at the IGF
Exploring the human rights dimensions of artificial intelligence and online content moderation at the IGF 10 January 2020 Miru Lee

The 14th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was hosted by the government of Germany in Berlin in late November 2019, under the theme “One World. One Net. One Vision.” Many people with an interest in internet governance had come to Berlin to discuss their own agendas, and all of the debates were very interesting. The agendas that I was interested in were artificial intelli...

The IGF, AI and the unfolding debate of the future
The IGF, AI and the unfolding debate of the future 09 January 2020 Y. Z. Ya'u

The 14th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which was held in Berlin, Germany from 25 to 29 November 2019, had the contestable theme of “One World. One Net. One Vision”. Not that MacBride of Many Voices, One World fame would have raised an eyebrow about it, but in a world that is divided along different patches with different development problems and different goals, it is presumptuous to thi...

GISWatch launch at the Internet Governance Forum: Artificial intelligence and human rights at the forefront
GISWatch launch at the Internet Governance Forum: Artificial intelligence and human rights at the forefront 19 December 2019 APCNews

The annual Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report has come to be an important publication for APC, as each year the theme reflects a topic or issue of great relevance for the network. This year’s theme of “Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development” was extremely timely, as evidenced by the high number of panels and sessions that took place at the In...

IGF 2019: Strengthening internet governance in Africa
IGF 2019: Strengthening internet governance in Africa 12 December 2019 Avis Momeni

The 14th global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held in Berlin on 25 to 29 November 2019. Thanks to the support provided by APC through the Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF), I was able to attend the IGF as a representative of my organisation, PROTEGE QV . On 26 November, I participated in an IGF 2019 session called the “African Union Open Forum”, under the theme of digital inclusi...

Criminal justice and digital evidence: What are the parameters?
Criminal justice and digital evidence: What are the parameters? 11 December 2019 Dorothy Mukasa

States globally are unilaterally adopting new criminal procedural laws granting law enforcement powers to obtain users’ data to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute crimes regardless of the location of the data or the users’ place of resident. This data may, however, be held by foreign providers or hosted abroad. The admissibility of digital evidence in criminal prosecutions has seen ...

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