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Seeding change: BAIF partners with community members to create a digital ecosystem in the tribal village of Pathardi, India
Seeding change: BAIF partners with community members to create a digital ecosystem in the tribal village of Pathardi, India 06 October 2021 APCNews

How are APC partners improving their communities' lives? BAIF is partnering with community members to enable a digital ecosystem in Pathardi, a tribal village in India, as a way to archive local knowledge and culture, protect biodiversity, and provide new income alternatives.

Servelots joins the APC network: Connecting the unconnected to enable content creation by all, for all
Servelots joins the APC network: Connecting the unconnected to enable content creation by all, for all 04 October 2021 APCNews

"With APC, we have experienced a network whose technology and community initiatives seek equitable knowledge communities, with a special emphasis on the global South," said Servelots, which first joined the APC community as a partner organisation in its community networks initiative.

Identities experiencing the internet: Nepal survey report
Identities experiencing the internet: Nepal survey report 22 September 2021 Shubha Kayastha and Mamata Pokharel

This report tracks recent trends in internet use in Nepal, incorporates findings from a survey administered to 196 individuals from the Kathmandu valley and surrounding areas, and recommends a way forward to build a more inclusive, tolerant and feminist internet.

Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 2): Your right to privacy versus the right to complain
Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 2): Your right to privacy versus the right to complain 22 September 2021 Ratna Appnender for GenderIT.org

In the second and last part of this in-depth article, the author unpacks the persistence of rape myths in judicial reasoning, even veiled under the promises of neutrality and accuracy of digital evidence.

Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia 2021
Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia 2021 21 September 2021 APCNews

Twenty-four digital rights defenders will convene from 20 to 24 September for the “Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia” workshop. Over the course of the week, the participants will explore a variety of topics including ICT laws and jurisprudence, access, infrastructure and internet shutdowns, freedom of expression, gender and vulnerable groups, and legal methodology and ...

Towards an inclusive, sustainable, trusted internet: APrIGF in 2021
Towards an inclusive, sustainable, trusted internet: APrIGF in 2021 20 September 2021 APCNews

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level. This year will be a hybrid event in Kathmandu and the overarching theme is “Towards an Inclusive, Sustainable and Trusted Internet".

Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 1): Is electronic data determining whether a woman has been raped or not?
Sexual assault and digital evidence in India (Part 1): Is electronic data determining whether a woman has been raped or not? 12 September 2021 Ratna Appnender for GenderIT.org

This insightful piece highlights how digital evidence is overwhelming the legal and judicial imagination by looking specifically at cases of rape trials in India.

Civil society calls on international actors in Afghanistan to secure digital identity and biometric data immediately
Civil society calls on international actors in Afghanistan to secure digital identity and biometric data immediately 09 September 2021 Various

Aid agencies, humanitarian organisations and other international actors operating within Afghanistan, as well as private sector vendors who supply and service digital identity, are urgently called to safeguard digital identity and biometric databases created in Afghanistan.

Seeding change: Jinbonet on South Korea’s epidemic prevention and ways to minimise privacy infringements
Seeding change: Jinbonet on South Korea’s epidemic prevention and ways to minimise privacy infringements 08 September 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? With South Korea actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jinbonet has worked on analysing the country’s epidemic prevention policies and systems, and their effects on human rights and privacy.

Seeding change: VOICE takes a grassroots approach to battle misinformation around COVID-19
Seeding change: VOICE takes a grassroots approach to battle misinformation around COVID-19 02 September 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? With the global health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacting vulnerable communities, VOICE works on the ground to deliver critical communications and local support.

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