Toolkits and guides

The impact of the internet on human rights in Africa
The impact of the internet on human rights in Africa 01 September 2017 APC

In parts of Africa, governments have promulgated cybercrime legislation which has been used to prosecute and intimidate citizens for making any critical expression against governing regimes. They are also introducing special legislation that suspends or limits online mobilisation. But the internet has also increased, among others, people's ability to organise political activity, and increased the opportunities for self-publication and anonimity. How does the internet impact on human rights in...

Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age
Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age 21 June 2017

What can National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) do to uphold and promote internet rights? We extend an invitation to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to be part of a worldwide movement that seeks to respect, protect and promote human rights in the digital age.

Inter-American Human Rights System instruments and their application to the digital environment: Training module
Inter-American Human Rights System instruments and their application to the digital environment: Training module 09 July 2016 Luis Fernando García

This module for the APC Internet Rights Are Human Rights training curriculum explores the relationship between human rights as understood in the Inter-American Human Rights System and ICTs such as the internet.

ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit
ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit 05 August 2015 Just Associates (JASS), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Women'sNet, with illustrations by Donovan Ward

This toolkit aims to assist activists to think through their communication strategies in a way that supports movement building. It offers a practical guide to writing a communication strategy and reviews a number of tools (ICTs) and technology-related campaigns which can be used in organising work.    

Digital Security First Aid Kit for Human Rights Defenders (Second edition)
Digital Security First Aid Kit for Human Rights Defenders (Second edition) 31 July 2014 APC

This kit is a contribution from activists for activists to help us be more secure in our digital practices. It’s designed to help activists deal with the most common security issues that might jeopardise the integrity of our devices and communications. Any at-risk user who encounters security-related problems can use this kit to mitigate the immediate consequences and find guidance to address...

Frequently asked questions on internet intermediary liability
Frequently asked questions on internet intermediary liability 19 May 2014

All the questions you have about internet intermediaries and their legal responsibility for illegal or harmful activities performed by users through their services.

Infographic: What is digital migration?
Infographic: What is digital migration? 16 May 2014 Mike Jensen and Grupo Tritón (illustration)

         

Practical Guide for Digital Switchover (DSO) in Cameroon
Practical Guide for Digital Switchover (DSO) in Cameroon 18 September 2013 Lishan Adam, Mike Jensen, Steve Song, Russell Southwood (APC and Balancing Act)

This guide is aimed at groups and individuals implementing the switchover from analogue to digital systems, including policy makers, regulators, telecommunications operators and service providers, as well as broadcasters and media professionals.    

Internet Rights Are Human Rights training curriculum
Internet Rights Are Human Rights training curriculum 13 May 2013

As a part of our “‘Internet rights are human rights’: Monitoring and defending freedom of expression and association on the internet” project, APC has developed a specialised curriculum that is concerned with the interface between human rights, ICTs and the internet, including the relationship between the international human rights regime and communication ...

FAQ: Greening IT
FAQ: Greening IT 18 April 2013 APC

Given the growing importance of environmental sustainability in social and economic development, much attention has been given to the role of information and communications technologies, both as tools to address sustainability imbalances and as the source of environmental challenges in themselves.