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This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in.

Disruptive technologies, surveillance as governance: Data (un)democracy in India during COVID-19 17 November 2022 By Preeti Raghunath

India’s focus on a deterministic and ideological usage of technology to manage the COVID-19 health crisis has not only mismanaged the pandemic, but has pushed the country to contend with Orwellian realities.

GISWatch launch at the 2022 IGF: The pandemic has reactivated a sense of rebellion and contestation 15 November 2022 By Maja Romano

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will celebrate 15 years of APC's ground-breaking publication by launching its latest edition at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 29 November. The new edition explores "digital futures for a post-pandemic world".

Digital authoritarianism in Bangladesh: Weaponising a draconian law to silence dissent in the pandemic era
Digital authoritarianism in Bangladesh: Weaponising a draconian law to silence dissent in the pandemic era 10 November 2022 By Zayed Siddiki

The COVID-19 pandemic provided the government with pretext to censor free speech, harass critics, and effectively curb dissent – accelerating what has been an ongoing turn towards authoritarianism in Bangladesh.

Mobilising collective action for environmental justice and sustainability in 2021
Mobilising collective action for environmental justice and sustainability in 2021 09 November 2022 By 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. Check out our achievements in this area in 2021.

Affordable connectivity and privacy violations plague Zimbabwe
Affordable connectivity and privacy violations plague Zimbabwe 08 November 2022 By Otto Saki and Nompilo Simanje

There are several factors, some legal, some political and some economic, that continue to impact the exercise of rights online in Zimbabwe, particularly free expression, the right to privacy and access to information.

Universal Periodic Review - 41st session: What is at stake for human rights online?
Universal Periodic Review - 41st session: What is at stake for human rights online? 03 November 2022

The upcoming 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review is an opportunity to highlight the most pressing concerns related to human rights online and share recommendations to promote accountability. 

Promoting governance of the internet as a global public good in 2021
Promoting governance of the internet as a global public good in 2021 01 November 2022 By APCNews

We want the internet to be recognised and governed as a global public good in an inclusive, transparent, democratic and accountable manner. Check out our achievements in this area in 2021.

AfriSIG 2022: Real-life multistakeholder collaboration is difficult but essential for issues like cybersecurity
AfriSIG 2022: Real-life multistakeholder collaboration is difficult but essential for issues like cybersecurity 27 October 2022 By Maja Romano

The AfriSIG Output Document, created by a diverse and dedicated group of stakeholders during this year's AfriSIG, is opening doors for others to come together and explore possibilities for more effective cybersecurity capacity building across Africa.

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