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Derechos Digitales statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on internet governance 19 April 2023

In its statement, APC member Derechos Digitales stresses that the Compact being drafted should provide for proactive actions towards building effective multistakeholder processes and increasing broader participation in all digital cooperation and internet governance discussions.

Derechos Digitales statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on digital inclusion and connectivity 19 April 2023 Derechos Digitales

In its statement to the Thematic Deep-Dive session organised to gather input for the Global Digital Compact, APC member organisation Derechos Digitales outlines a series of factors that must be taken into account in any attempts to increase digital inclusion and connectivity.

Digital Empowerment Foundation statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on internet governance
Digital Empowerment Foundation statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on internet governance 19 April 2023 Digital Empowerment Foundation

In its statement to this Deep-Dive session, APC member organisation DEF, based in India, poses the question: Is internet governance relevant only to those who use and access the internet, or also to those who do not have the ability or privilege to have internet access?

Colnodo statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on digital inclusion and connectivity
Colnodo statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on digital inclusion and connectivity 19 April 2023 Colnodo

In its statement to the Thematic Deep-Dive session organised to gather input for the Global Digital Compact, APC member organisation Colnodo, based in Colombia, highlighted the contribution that can be made by community networks to connect the unconnected.

Strengthening the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for an effective digital waste management in Cameroon
Strengthening the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for an effective digital waste management in Cameroon 14 April 2023 PROTEGE QV

This policy brief by PROTEGE QV addresses the following questions: Is this legal, regulatory and institutional framework adequate and respected in order to ensure effective management of digital waste in Cameroon? What improvements could be proposed?

We call for review and reform of the legal and regulatory framework governing internet shutdowns in India
We call for review and reform of the legal and regulatory framework governing internet shutdowns in India 06 April 2023 Various

India imposed 84 internet shutdowns in 2022, the highest number globally for the fifth year in a row. APC joins a global civil society coalition to urgently ask the Indian government to create meaningful safeguards for citizens' digital rights and ensure unfetter...

APC submission to the OHCHR thematic report on the relationship between technical standard-setting processes and human rights
APC submission to the OHCHR thematic report on the relationship between technical standard-setting processes and human rights 22 March 2023 APC

This submission was produced in response to the call for contributions to the thematic report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and comprises inputs collated from the experiences of APC staff and members, organised according to the guiding questions proposed in the call.

Community networks for digital inclusion in rural areas: What are the opportunities for Cameroon?
Community networks for digital inclusion in rural areas: What are the opportunities for Cameroon? 13 March 2023 Sylvie Siyam, Josephine Miliza and Carlos Rey-Moreno

This paper highlights the ever-increasing importance of access to electronic communications services in Cameroon and presents regulatory and operational recommendations to make the national environment more favourable to the development of community networks.

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