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.

Point of View awarded with grant by Omidyar Network India to help women navigate the internet safely
Point of View awarded with grant by Omidyar Network India to help women navigate the internet safely 08 July 2021 APCNews

APC member in India Point of View has been awarded an Omidyar Network Digital Society Challenge grant to create a platform that will provide low-income women access to digital safety information, as well as a helpline to assist women facing issues such as harassment and fraud online.

Seeding change: CITAD advocates for inclusive education and access to information in Nigeria
Seeding change: CITAD advocates for inclusive education and access to information in Nigeria 16 June 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? For CITAD, this has manifested in the development of numerous projects aimed at bridging digital divides and empowering local communities in Nigeria.

African digital rights networks to collaborate on a regional strategy
African digital rights networks to collaborate on a regional strategy 27 May 2021 Koliwe Majama

Four African digital rights-centred networks have committed to increasing collaboration for the consolidation of their work and avoidance of duplication of activities while ensuring the full attainment and protection of digital rights at national, regional and global levels.

Joint statement by human rights and digital privacy rights organisations: Google should halt plans to establish cloud region in Saudi Arabia
Joint statement by human rights and digital privacy rights organisations: Google should halt plans to establish cloud region in Saudi Arabia 26 May 2021 Various

The undersigned human rights and digital rights organisations urge Google to immediately halt its plan to establish a new Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia until the company can publicly demonstrate how it will mitigate adverse human rights impacts.

Seeding change: Cameroon’s PROTEGE QV on amplifying digital rights advocacy efforts across the African continent
Seeding change: Cameroon’s PROTEGE QV on amplifying digital rights advocacy efforts across the African continent 19 May 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? APC subgranting has empowered Cameroon's PROTEGE QV to contribute to the development of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, amplifying digital rights advocacy efforts across the continent.

EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast Episode 13: Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code
EngageMedia's Pretty Good Podcast Episode 13: Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code 18 May 2021 EngageMedia

In early 2021, the Australian government enacted the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code, which requires Facebook and Google to pay Australian media for their news content. 

Leave no one behind: A people-centred approach to achieve meaningful connectivity
Leave no one behind: A people-centred approach to achieve meaningful connectivity 27 April 2021 Various

We call on governments, industry, multilateral institutions, civil society and international financial institutions to close the digital divide by putting people at the centre of our approach to achieving meaningful connectivity for everyone.

Global Information Society Watch 2020 - Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South
Global Information Society Watch 2020 - Technology, the environment and a sustainable world: Responses from the global South 26 April 2021 Various

This edition of Global Information Society Watch seeks to understand the constructive role that technology can play in confronting the crises. It disrupts the normative understanding of technology being an easy panacea to the planet’s environmental challenges and suggests that a nuanced and contextual use of technology is necessary for real sustainability to be achieved.

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