Strategic use of 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.

Promoting stakeholder engagement at the Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs
Promoting stakeholder engagement at the Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs 26 October 2021 Verónica Ferrari, Sheetal Kumar, Allison Pytlak, Paula Martins, Pavlina Pavlova

The aim of this brief is to support the implementation of the agreed language in the United Nations Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) resolution pertaining to stakeholder engagement.

Harnessing the collective power of communities in 2020
Harnessing the collective power of communities in 2020 22 October 2021 APCNews

We want the collective power of communities within and beyond the APC network to be harnessed through existing and new relationships built around transformative actions and our shared visions. Check out our achievements in this area in 2020.

Facebook and the monetisation of hate: The way forward for holding platforms accountable
Facebook and the monetisation of hate: The way forward for holding platforms accountable 13 October 2021 APC

Recent revelations by a Facebook whistleblower about its decision to prioritise profit over user safety and human rights confirm concerns that civil society organisations have observed and raised over the years regarding Facebook’s operations and implementation of their community standards.

Cross-regional joint statement on reprisals against human rights defenders
Cross-regional joint statement on reprisals against human rights defenders 12 October 2021 Various

The United Kingdom will present a cross-regional joint statement on reprisals at the 76th UN General Assembly. It affirms the commitment to ensuring that all civil society organisations and human rights defenders can engage with the UN without fear of intimidation and reprisal.

A guide to the circular economy of digital devices
A guide to the circular economy of digital devices 10 October 2021 APC

This guide aims to show you how to think and act collectively to change direction towards a regenerative and redistributive economy respecting both human and ecological rights and limits. It describes the concepts and processes of circularity and summarises key challenges and opportunities.

The ecological paradox of digital economies: A conversation between Paz Peña and Joey Ayoub
The ecological paradox of digital economies: A conversation between Paz Peña and Joey Ayoub 05 October 2021 APCNews

This episode of the podcast "the fire these times", hosted by Lebanese writer Joey Ayoub, explores the danger of assuming that technology can usher in solutions to the climate crisis, as digitalisation comes with its own problems, such as the ecological costs of producing tech products.

Joint non-governmental stakeholders statement: Ensuring an IGF 2021 hybrid format that strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation around the globe
Joint non-governmental stakeholders statement: Ensuring an IGF 2021 hybrid format that strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation around the globe 10 August 2021 Various

Civil society organisations encourage IGF organisers to continue to privilege the remote modality of meeting until the pandemic is under control in all parts of the world, and clear and inclusive rules and practices are adopted concerning vaccination and travel restrictions.

Seeding change: May First Movement Technology converges around technology and direct activism
Seeding change: May First Movement Technology converges around technology and direct activism 04 August 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? May First Movement Technology sees cross-border collective cooperation as integral to direct activism and democratisation of technology.

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.

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