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The digital divide in India: How access to technology and reliable information affects India’s response to the pandemic 09 June 2021 By APCNews

With more than 349,000 deaths and more than 2.5 million active cases, people in India are struggling in the midst of an unrelenting surge of COVID-19 infections. How can we leverage technology to ensure access to reliable information in the midst of fake news and misinformation?

New Asia-Pacific video platform highlights social and environmental films 04 June 2021 By EngageMedia

EngageMedia has launched Cinemata.org, a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific that curates videos in a variety of styles and genres, including documentary, fiction, animation, experimental, and more.

APC at RightsCon 2021
APC at RightsCon 2021 03 June 2021 By APCNews

APC sees RightsCon as a convening space for strategising and networking, as well as an opportunity to showcase APC’s work and perspectives on human rights in the digital space, a feminist internet, access and digital inclusion, social justice and environmental sustainability.

7amleh issues new report documenting recent attacks on Palestinian digital rights
7amleh issues new report documenting recent attacks on Palestinian digital rights 01 June 2021 By 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

The report shows increases in attacks on Palestinian digital rights and details the violations on various social media and technology platforms, including the spread of hate speech and incitement against Palestinians and Arabs in the Hebrew language.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 36
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 36 27 May 2021 By APCNews for APC

Welcome to the 36th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

African digital rights networks to collaborate on a regional strategy
African digital rights networks to collaborate on a regional strategy 27 May 2021 By 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.

Privacy wins as Uganda’s data regulator finds data controller unlawfully disclosed data to third party
Privacy wins as Uganda’s data regulator finds data controller unlawfully disclosed data to third party 19 May 2021 By Unwanted Witness

Unwanted Witness welcomes the first-ever data protection investigation report by the Ugandan data regulator, NITA-U, into the operations of SafeBoda, which has been ordered to make fundamental reforms regarding sharing of people’s personal data with third parties.

Digital rights featured prominently at African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights 68th session
Digital rights featured prominently at African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights 68th session 19 May 2021 By Koliwe Majama

Together with other civil society and human rights institutions, members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition demonstrated the gravity of online rights violations on the continent in the reports presented during the human rights situation sessions.

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