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Community networks newsletter: Get inspired by communities building networks through shared knowledge
Community networks newsletter: Get inspired by communities building networks through shared knowledge 25 October 2023 APCNews

This month we are highlighting the fundamental role of knowledge exchange and capacity-building in expanding meaningful and community-centred connectivity. Welcome to the 63th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Inside the Digital Society: Putting sustainability at the heart of digitalisation
Inside the Digital Society: Putting sustainability at the heart of digitalisation 20 October 2023 David Souter

Technologies like AI might be poised to transform our future, but so is climate change. Our columnist offers five proposals to make digitalisation policy and practice more environmentally sustainable.  

APC condemns violence against Palestinians and demands protection of human rights for all
APC condemns violence against Palestinians and demands protection of human rights for all 17 October 2023 APC

APC condemns the violent attacks targeting Palestinian territories and stands with all the citizens of Palestine who have been experiencing settler colonialism, genocide, structural violence and grave human rights violations, today and throughout the last 75 years.

Joint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host
Joint Statement: Internet Governance Forum must reverse decision to make Saudi Arabia its next host 12 October 2023

As a network of global, regional, and local civil society organizations we express our alarm regarding the eventual decision that the government of Saudi Arabia will host the next annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Gender, tech and the role of business:  APC submission to the UN Human Rights B-Tech Project call for inputs
Gender, tech and the role of business: APC submission to the UN Human Rights B-Tech Project call for inputs 11 October 2023 APC

This submission in response to the call for inputs by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, under the B-Tech Project, aims to contribute to the goal of providing clear guidance to states and businesses on digital-related issues from an intersectional gendered perspective.

Why did Google think two Zimbabwean women writers were the same person?
Why did Google think two Zimbabwean women writers were the same person? 11 October 2023 Fungai Machirori for GenderIT.org

Algorithm bias manifests itself in unique ways every single day, affecting people of colour. Fungai Machirori explores how big tech corporations misidentify renowned Black women - error that continues to exist despite various alarms around the said bias.

Joint civil society statement on cyber peace and human security
Joint civil society statement on cyber peace and human security 11 October 2023 Various

The internet and connected devices are being weaponised in ways that negatively impact on human rights, such as through surveillance, hacking, censorship, and intentional disruption of internet services and access.

Gender equality should be at the centre of the Global Digital Compact (GDC)
Gender equality should be at the centre of the Global Digital Compact (GDC) 09 October 2023 Gaurav Jain

APC believes that the GDC must have an intersectional feminist perspective to help create a gender-just world. APC and several members and partners have jointly developed 10 feminist principles for including gender in the GDC, and co-organised a pre-IGF event on the theme.

Listen to Local Sound Bites @IGF 2023
Listen to Local Sound Bites @IGF 2023 07 October 2023 APCNews

The 18th edition of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is being held in Kyoto, Japan from 8 to 12 October 2023. APC's Local Sound Bites will feature a daily short interview with a civil society representative focused on issues we care about.

The Feminist Principles for including gender in the Global Digital Compact
The Feminist Principles for including gender in the Global Digital Compact 06 October 2023

The Global Digital Compact (GDC) is expected to “outline shared principles for an open, free and secure digital future for all”. The GDC must be based on universal standards that adopt a human rights-based approach and must also recognise the differentiated impact that information and communications technologies have on women, girls and people of diverse genders and sexualities. The...

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