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.
The APC community will be actively participating in the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), organised by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), which is taking place 16-17 May, preceded by the activities happening at the Pre-SIF on 15 May.
Amid growing concern about digital surveillance and the restriction of rights online, APC and its network have continued to fight for a free and open internet that protects and enables human rights for all. This overview explores how the APC community worked to protect and promote rights in 2018.
APC participated in a session at the Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany, an annual event that focuses on how to scale up the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which also coincided this year with the celebration of World Press Freedom Day.
Among the recommendations made to Cameroon, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights urged the government to improve affordable access to the internet and ensure that any measures seeking to limit internet access comply with international human rights law.
The APC community will be actively participating in the celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2019 on 3 May. We asked APC network members around the world to share their views and strategies for protecting freedom of the press and information, especially during crucial times like elections.
APC and partners participated in a public consultation on the revision of Kenya's broadband strategy, co-authoring a submission that stresses the need to enable alternative approaches to broadband delivery that can complement existing network operator models to bridge connectivity gaps.
If you are a designer, an artist, an illustrator or passionate about freedom of expression, internet rights and the power of tech, we invite you to take part in this contest! Deadline is on 30 May 2019.