APC is mobilising for the 18th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that will take place in hybrid format, both online and offline, from 8-12 October 2023 in Kyoto, Japan. This page offers everything you need to know about APC at IGF 2023.
In this issue, we celebrate and share the experiences of women who are overcoming challenges and stereotypes of gender, class and race to build more inclusive spaces and experiences to foster community-centred connectivity around the world.
The Hold the Line Coalition, comprised of over 80 organisations around the world including APC, welcomes the verdict acquitting Nobel laureate Maria Ressa and her news outlet Rappler on the final criminal tax charge levelled against them by the regime of former President Rodrigo Duterte.
Personal data protection laws have proliferated across the Asia-Pacific but they are often misused to abuse citizens’ right to privacy. We must examine their autocratic bent in the context of a global framework like Europe’s GDPR which is also regularly abused.
APC in partnership with the CYRILLA Collaborative is organising the 2023 edition of Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia. The four-day online workshop will be held from 30 October to 2 November 2023. The deadline for applications is 20 September.
In this edition we can see many examples of community-centred initiatives flourishing in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Welcome to the 61th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.
The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (AprIGF) is one of the key regional initiatives on internet governance. This year will be a hybrid event in Brisbane, Australia, from 28 to 31 August. APC staff and members are hosting and involved in key sessions.
This year APC member EngageMedia organised DRAPAC23, the Digital Rights Asia-Pacific Assembly, on emerging trends of digital technologies and building a rights-respecting digital future in Asia-Pacific. We interviewed EngageMedia on why this Assembly was so important for the region right now.
The process of setting up an e-waste management system in Bangladesh has begun but has been slow to develop. By identifying gaps, reviewing manufacturer compliance and engaging in public awareness campaigns, VOICE mobilises collective action for environmental justice and sustainability.
In this issue, we are inspired by women who are cultivating community networks in their regions. Welcome to the 59th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks and community-based initiatives.