Strategic use of the internet

Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic 07 April 2020

This position paper outlines APC's current thinking on the pandemic. It identifies several key, interrelated issues that require attention by governments, the private sector and civil society.

Closer than ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to work online
Closer than ever: A guide for social change organisations who want to work online 07 April 2020

APC is relaunching this guide as one response to the crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic has generated worldwide, sharing knowledge harvested through three decades of remote working in the hopes that other non-profit organisations will find it useful. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 are now available.

How weaponisation of network disruptions during elections threatens democracy
How weaponisation of network disruptions during elections threatens democracy 26 November 2021 Evelyn Lirri

In August 2021, Zambia became the latest country to restrict citizens’ access to social media platforms as the country went to the polls. The disruption of digital communications has become a recurring theme in numerous countries during elections and in times of public protest.

Internet Rules workshop 2021: Building the capacities of Southeast Asian digital rights defenders towards advocating for rights-compliant digital laws
Internet Rules workshop 2021: Building the capacities of Southeast Asian digital rights defenders towards advocating for rights-compliant digital laws 25 November 2021 APCNews

APC, in partnership with the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network, conducted the Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia workshop. 

EXTENDED DEADLINE! GISWatch 2021-2022 call for proposals - COVID-19: Changes to digital rights priorities and strategies
EXTENDED DEADLINE! GISWatch 2021-2022 call for proposals - COVID-19: Changes to digital rights priorities and strategies 24 November 2021

The 2021-2022 edition of GISWatch asks how the COVID-19 pandemic changed or shaped the ways in which civil society organisations do their advocacy work around digital technology-related issues, including digital rights, and how digital rights advocacy priorities have shifted.

Join us in this pre-IGF event: Community-led paths to just and sustainable digital transformation
Join us in this pre-IGF event: Community-led paths to just and sustainable digital transformation 20 November 2021 APCNews

The APC network is organising this virtual discussion on 29 November to explore how community-led development and deployment of digital technologies around the world are shaping paths towards digital transformation that are socially, economically and environmentally just and sustainable.

Inside the Digital Society: Metamorphosis?
Inside the Digital Society: Metamorphosis? 17 November 2021 David Souter

Facebook-Meta's metaverse might be less Toy Story and more like The Matrix. Either way, here are five reasons we need to be cautious about the ethics of such virtual visions.

Mobilising collective action for environmental justice and sustainability in 2020
Mobilising collective action for environmental justice and sustainability in 2020 04 November 2021 APCNews

APC’s collective action and activism contribute to environmental justice and preservation of the earth, and mitigate the negative environmental impacts of the internet, digital technologies and the digital economy.

AfriSIG 2021: Sandboxes of our own
AfriSIG 2021: Sandboxes of our own 29 October 2021 Favour Borokini

It is undeniable that our world today is a digital one. It is this world that young Africans are navigating today. Perhaps our play, our natural gravitation towards games, social media and movies, is our way of expressing our desire for mastery, and ultimately our claim on the internet.

Seeding change: EsLaRed helps defend access to information and freedom of expression in Venezuela
Seeding change: EsLaRed helps defend access to information and freedom of expression in Venezuela 29 October 2021 APCNews

Concerned about how digital technologies bring new challenges to fighting censorship, APC member EsLaRed has been defending access to information and freedom of expression in restrictive environments, with a recent study focusing on communication blockades in Venezuela.

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