Internet governance

Statement to the OEWG on civil society contributions to ICT security and capacity building
Statement to the OEWG on civil society contributions to ICT security and capacity building 31 March 2022 APC

Civil society organisations have an important role in making sure that cyber capacity building is informed by human rights, following one of the capacity-building guiding principles in the previous OEWG final report.

White paper on feminist internet research
White paper on feminist internet research 24 March 2022 Sachini Perera

APC has been working towards imagining and making a feminist internet by building and strengthening networks of researchers, activists and others. This paper aims to assess feminist internet research on internet governance and policy, with a particular focus on scholarship in the global South.

Interview with Carlos Afonso: "I keep saying we need to advocate for a public plan seeking universal connectivity and the means of access for everyone"
Interview with Carlos Afonso: "I keep saying we need to advocate for a public plan seeking universal connectivity and the means of access for everyone" 03 March 2022 APCNews

In its 10th anniversary, the Internet Hall of Fame recently inducted APC co-founder Carlos Afonso. We interviewed Afonso about this honour, his hopes for the internet in Brazil and beyond, radical interventions needed in the world of ICTs, and more.

HRC49: Open letter to states on the draft resolution on human rights defenders
HRC49: Open letter to states on the draft resolution on human rights defenders 01 March 2022 Various

The UN Human Rights Council will be discussing a draft resolution on human rights defenders operating in conflict and post-conflict situations. Our organisations call on the Council to ensure that the resolution clearly reflects the gravity and the reality of the situation defenders face daily.

Internet shutdowns and human rights
Internet shutdowns and human rights 23 February 2022 APC and Derechos Digitales

This submission was produced in response to the call by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for input to a report on internet shutdowns and human rights that will be presented to the 50th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2022.

Civil society stakeholders’ position on the modalities for the appointment of the UN Tech Envoy
Civil society stakeholders’ position on the modalities for the appointment of the UN Tech Envoy 27 January 2022 Various

In this letter, APC and a diverse range of organisations from around the world reiterate what they consider the key characteristics of the UN Tech Envoy profile based on their experience and mandates as civil society groups working to improve inclusive internet governance and digital cooperation.

APC: UN Tech envoy should support an open, global and interoperable internet
APC: UN Tech envoy should support an open, global and interoperable internet 21 January 2022 APC

APC welcomes the process for the selection of a new UN Envoy on Technology and stands ready to support the new mandate holder, given their central role in promoting improved coordination for internet governance and global digital cooperation.

APC's reflections on the 2021 Internet Governance Forum and suggestions for 2022
APC's reflections on the 2021 Internet Governance Forum and suggestions for 2022 20 January 2022 APC

This document summarises APC's reflections on the 2021 IGF in terms of what worked well and what did not work so well, in areas such as the preparatory process, the hybrid format, the programme, logistics, inclusion, diversity and safety. It also offers recommendations for the 2022 IGF.

Advocating around technology, the environment and a sustainable world: GISWatch at the IGF
Advocating around technology, the environment and a sustainable world: GISWatch at the IGF 17 December 2021 APCNews

The inputs from the speakers collectively built on a key takeaway from this edition of GISWatch, that the burden of environmental destruction and pollution falls disproportionately on communities that experience discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion.

The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities
The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities 15 December 2021 APCNews

in 2021, we highlighted 27 stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. These stories demonstrate that listening to multiple voices and learning from positive impacts made locally are important ways to keep seeding and harvesting change.

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