Media and ICTs

Upcoming webinar on The Silencing Act: Journalism in Palestine
Upcoming webinar on The Silencing Act: Journalism in Palestine 28 February 2024 APCNews

The objective of the webinar, taking place on 6 March, is to highlight local voices and stories to inform the work and positions of our networks in relation to the conflict in Gaza and the human rights situation in Palestine, with a focus on freedom of expression.

APC condemns violence against Palestinians and demands protection of human rights for all
APC condemns violence against Palestinians and demands protection of human rights for all 17 October 2023 APC

APC condemns the violent attacks targeting Palestinian territories and stands with all the citizens of Palestine who have been experiencing settler colonialism, genocide, structural violence and grave human rights violations, today and throughout the last 75 years.

Digital repression and resistance in Venezuela: A silent crisis within the political crisis
Digital repression and resistance in Venezuela: A silent crisis within the political crisis 27 July 2023 Laura Vidal

There is a digital crisis in Venezuela combining a lack of infrastructure with surveillance and severe control of information online. Amidst the siege, civil society is mounting a resistance to keep the digital realm and information flow free and alive.

Inside the Digital Society: Does Twitter matter?
Inside the Digital Society: Does Twitter matter? 27 June 2023 David Souter

As Twitter morphs and bends under its new monopolistic individual owner, a look at the source of its massive influence and some issues of concern.  

An architecture for destruction? What 8 January in Brazil tells us about the use of social media platforms against democracy
An architecture for destruction? What 8 January in Brazil tells us about the use of social media platforms against democracy 28 March 2023 Oona Castro

On 8 January 2023, there was a shocking and violent coup attempt in Brazil that came on the heels of years of accelerating mass disinformation and fake news, reinforced through social networks and messaging apps. Our member and board director analyses this urgent test case of how a democracy can fight such information corruption and hold digital platforms accountable for mod...

Inside the Digital Society: Making platforms accountable
Inside the Digital Society: Making platforms accountable 02 March 2023 David Souter

Our columnist examines the discussions at UNESCO's recent conference on platform accountability and the issues that need to be addressed in moving forward.

APC submission: “Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Sustainable Development – Why Voice Matters”
APC submission: “Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Sustainable Development – Why Voice Matters” 01 March 2023 APC

In this contribution to the thematic report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression to the UN Human Rights Council, APC emphasises how meaningful access to the internet impacts social and environmental justice and development.

Interview with CIJ (Part II): “Hate speech numbers alone will not do, we need to contextualise the stories within the numbers”
Interview with CIJ (Part II): “Hate speech numbers alone will not do, we need to contextualise the stories within the numbers” 15 February 2023 Zana Fauzi

In part two of our interview with the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), Malaysia, about their innovative hate speech monitoring tool, we dive deeper into the nuances and challenges of hate speech, biases both algorithmic and human, as well the as the possibilities for civil society and citizens to fight hate speech.

Interview with CIJ (Part I): “It’s scary that young, first-time voters are grappling to shape their political beliefs and what they are able to hold on to is hate”
Interview with CIJ (Part I): “It’s scary that young, first-time voters are grappling to shape their political beliefs and what they are able to hold on to is hate” 13 February 2023 Zana Fauzi

This is part one of our interview with the Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ), Malaysia, about their innovative hate speech monitoring project, launched ahead of the recent national elections in the country. As the project gears up to monitor another six state elections, we discussed the tool's origins and processes, resulting trends and insights and ways ...

Highlights of the APC network @IGF 2022
Highlights of the APC network @IGF 2022 08 December 2022 APCNews

The annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is the United Nations’ most significant multistakeholder event for tackling internet governance. Here are some highlights of the APC network's participation this year.

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