Digitalisation by default excludes rather than includes people and requires analogue inclusion as well. It requires policy approaches that understand the causes of broader inequality in general, reflect the lived experiences of those excluded and address “digital” divides.
This submission was prepared in response to a call for inputs from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for a workshop on promoting and protecting economic, social and cultural rights within the context of addressing inequalities in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This first newsletter of 2023 features stories of important milestones from the community networks movement: diverse community initiatives flourishing in Asia, organisations seeding change around the world, the completion of the first-ever School of Community Networks in South Africa and more.
Throughout 2022, APC members have worked hard to seed change that is impactful and sustainable. This year we connected with 11 members to explore in-depth stories of their diverse and inspiring projects, undertaken with the support of APC subgrants.
This new GenderIT.org edition collects stories of women and LGBTIQA+ individuals and communities from South and Southeast Asia discussing the impact of the gender digital divide and how they respond to the challenges and barriers.
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.
DWeb Camp was a place to share questions, experiences, concerns and joys regarding our relation to technologies. People from diverse walks of life had the opportunity and privilege to give ourselves the time and place to get together and weave ideas towards the decentralisation of the internet.
Communities from around the world have been demonstrating that they are not only capable of building solutions for the digital divide, they can also do it while seeding important social changes. Welcome to the 53rd monthly round-up of developments impacting your community-based initiatives.
This IGF is taking place when the effects of overlapping global crises such as the weakening of democracy, wars, and the worsening of the environmental situation and climate change are felt strongly but differently in different contexts. What does all this mean for internet governance?
Currently around 35.5 million people still don’t have internet access in Brazil. With a bottom-up approach, communities from around the country feel that they are not only capable of building solutions to the digital gap, they can also do it while bridging inequalities.