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Inside the digital society: Taking (digital) stock of 2020
Inside the digital society: Taking (digital) stock of 2020 07 December 2020 David Souter

We’re nearing the end of a year that has uprooted lives and livelihoods around the world. One that’s seen a global health crisis bring economic recession and set back progress towards achieving the SDGs. A year that’s marked another stage in the emergence of a digital society.

APC has a new board of directors for the period 2020-2023
APC has a new board of directors for the period 2020-2023 04 December 2020 APCNews

Every three years, APC members, through their member representatives on the APC council, elect between four and seven directors from among council representatives nominated by members. Here we introduce the members of the new board and share their reflections on what lies ahead for APC.

Include LGBTIAQ+ voices in internet governance conversations
Include LGBTIAQ+ voices in internet governance conversations 03 December 2020 Nyx McLean for GenderIT.org

Throughout the sessions I have been sitting in at this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), one thought has continuously come to mind: Where is the LGBTIAQ+ community in all of this? We cannot ignore LGBTIAQ+ people in our conversations on the internet, especially not in spaces like the IGF.

A human-centric approach to international cybernorms: Civil society feedback on the UN Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs proposals
A human-centric approach to international cybernorms: Civil society feedback on the UN Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs proposals 01 December 2020 Verónica Ferrari (Association for Progressive Communications) and Sheetal Kumar (Global Partners Digital)

Cybersecurity is a human rights issue. Human rights defenders, groups that are subject to discrimination, and journalists, among others, rely on the internet to exercise their rights. An open, secure, stable and rights-based internet can only be ensured with the involvement of all stakeholders.

Continuing the conversation: Lessons from APC's subgranting experience
Continuing the conversation: Lessons from APC's subgranting experience 01 December 2020 Alan Finlay

This report presents the findings of interviews and surveys of APC members and partners who were recipients of funding through its core subgranting programme, supported by Sida, and of subgrants offered through other APC projects, as well as staff working on subgranting in the organisation.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - 31
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - 31 26 November 2020 APCNews

Welcome to the 31st monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks
Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks 25 November 2020 Lia Aroeira for GenderIT.org

GenderIT.org and APC's local access networks (LocNet) project team invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. This is one of the stories shared about acts of care in communication technologies during the pandemic.

Joint civil society statement on the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Third Committee 75th session
Joint civil society statement on the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Third Committee 75th session 23 November 2020 Various

This joint statement from APC and other civil society organisations around the world addresses the outcomes of the most recent session of the UNGA Third Committee.

The story of FTX: Safety Reboot, a collective feminist contribution to digital security capacity building
The story of FTX: Safety Reboot, a collective feminist contribution to digital security capacity building 23 November 2020 APCNews

The FTX: Safety Reboot training curriculum explores how we occupy online spaces, how women, queer and gender diverse people are represented, and how we can counter discourses and norms that contribute to discrimination and violence. 

Non-state stakeholders' position paper on UN Tech Envoy
Non-state stakeholders' position paper on UN Tech Envoy 19 November 2020 Various

This document sets out the aspirations of non-state actors engaged in the digital cooperation process concerning the guiding principles, profile, roles and responsibilities, and working methods of the United Nations Technology Envoy to be appointed by the Secretary-General.

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