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APC Annual Report 2022
APC Annual Report 2022 25 November 2023

Throughout APC’s 2022 Annual Report you will discover how in standing up to oppression and advocating for the expression of human rights online and offline, our network’s transformative actions have created ripples of change.

Will Starlink help magnify global inequality?
Will Starlink help magnify global inequality? 21 November 2023 Steve Song

The two main direct-to-consumer LEO satellite constellations, Starlink and Project Kuiper, are funded by the second and third wealthiest persons on the planet and represent global capitalism's end game. In the second of his two-part series, the author explains how they may not be viable and are certainly exclusionary, extractivist and technological colonialism at its worst.

Starlink and inequality
Starlink and inequality 21 November 2023 Steve Song

Who can say no to a project that promises internet access for everyone? Starlink, a global Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, has dominated the news with its service availability in several African countries. In the first of a two-part series, the author examines the business model of retail LEO constellations and asks if we might actually be better off with...

Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 78 Third Committee
Joint civil society statement on outcomes of the UNGA 78 Third Committee 21 November 2023 Various

APC and other civil society organisations marked the conclusion of the UN General Assembly's 78th Third Committee session with observations on both thematic and country-specific outcomes, and urged all states to implement the commitments made during this session to their full extent.

APC's reflections on the 2023 Internet Governance Forum and suggestions for 2024
APC's reflections on the 2023 Internet Governance Forum and suggestions for 2024 17 November 2023 APC

This document summarises APC's reflections on the 2023 IGF in terms of what worked well and what did not work so well, in areas such as logistics, scheduling of sessions, challenges for onsite participation, and diversity and representation. It also offers recommendations for the 2024 IGF.

Inside the Digital Society: How should we review a 20-year-old Summit?  What makes it relevant today?
Inside the Digital Society: How should we review a 20-year-old Summit? What makes it relevant today? 11 November 2023 David Souter

In 2025 the United Nations General Assembly will review what's happened since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and what should happen next. Our columnist takes a look back and outlines six areas that the WSIS+20 review should take into account.

APC submission to the OEWG on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security 2021-2025
APC submission to the OEWG on developments in the field of ICTs in the context of international security 2021-2025 08 November 2023 APC

A gender approach to cybersecurity is a fundamental tool for policy that focuses on the human rights of people in cyberspace. But, most notably, it is a perspective that seeks to make cybersecurity responsive to the complex and differentiated needs of people when systems of oppression intersect.

Photo essay: How National Schools of Community Networks in five countries fostered collective self-determination
Photo essay: How National Schools of Community Networks in five countries fostered collective self-determination 06 November 2023 Daniela Bello and Débora Prado

The National Schools of Community Networks are a collective capacity-building effort for the creation and development of community networks in five countries. This photo essay provides a glimpse into the special journeys of local communities making change happen to bridge the digital divide.

Routing for Communities: Podcast celebrates community networks around the world
Routing for Communities: Podcast celebrates community networks around the world 02 November 2023 Débora Prado

In November we are launching the last two episodes of the first season of the Routing for Communities podcast! This month, we travel to Thailand and Kenya to discover inspiring stories of pioneering actions centred on local communities. 

APC urges 119 governments to respect human rights and law at the UNGA emergency session on Gaza
APC urges 119 governments to respect human rights and law at the UNGA emergency session on Gaza 26 October 2023 APCNews

APC sent letters to 119 governments urging them to uphold the integrity of the UN human rights system amidst the rising alarm of the risk of genocide against the Palestinian people, asking the government delegates to incorporate these principles in their statements at the session.

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