Issue papers

APC carries out a lot of research. Why? Because we link research to capacity building, to changed practice, to networking and advocacy. Because the area of information and communication policy particularly changes so fast and is so complex, we often find we have to develop our own resources to analyse and/or demystify the issue because no others exist. Policy issues new to APC are typically first approached by the commissioning of an “issue paper” on the subject to orient us. The views expressed in the papers are those of authors and do not necessarily represent the position of APC.

Title Author Datesort icon Publisher Languages
African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms - Background Paper Eric Mazango Mar 2015 APC English
GISWatch Special Report 2014 - Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey APC Sep 2014 APC
Press brief: What are Facebook, Twitter, YouTube doing about violence against women? Take Back the Tech! Aug 2014 APC English
APC priorities for the ninth Internet Governance Forum APC Aug 2014 APC English
A cyber security agenda for civil society: what is at stake? Alex Comninos Apr 2013 APC English|Spanish|French
Human rights and Internet protocols: comparing processes and principles Joy Liddicoat and Avri Doria Dec 2012 APC English
Freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association and the internet Alex Comninos Jun 2012 APC English
Voices from digital spaces: Technology-related violence against women (Executive Summary) APC WNSP Nov 2011 APC Français|Español|English
Spectrum for development Steve Song Sep 2011 APC English
Multi-stakeholder participation on internet governance: An analysis from a developing country, civil society perspective Marília Maciel and Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza Sep 2011 APC English
Civil society involvement in ICANN: Strengthening future civil society influence in ICANN policymaking Robin Gross Sep 2011 APC English
Human rights online: New issues and threats Joy Liddicoat Sep 2011 APC Français|Español|English
Southern African Internet Governance Forum Issue Papers Alex Comninos Aug 2011 APC and SANGONeT Cloud Computing|Mobiles|Privacy|Access|Critical Internet Resources
A human rights approach to the mobile internet Lisa Horner May 2011 APC English
User-generated content and social networking in the Arab spring and beyond Alex Comninos May 2011 APC English
Policy and regulatory issues in the mobile internet Russell Southwood May 2011 APC English
The mobile internet from a human rights perspective: Collected policy briefs APC May 2011 APC
EROTICS: Exploratory research on sexuality and the internet (executive summary) Jac sm Kee et al Feb 2011 APC English
Open spectrum for development: Policy brief Evan Light Jan 2011 APC English
Media brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet APC Apr 2010 APC English|Español|Français

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