digital rights

A region grappling with digital rights deficits
A region grappling with digital rights deficits 16 February 2024 Federico Links

The second issue of the online digest Southern Africa Digital Rights serves to spotlight that privacy and data protections remain and will continue to remain areas that civil society in the region must continue to monitor and address. 

Southern Africa Digital Rights Issue Number 2: Privacy at risk – challenges to data and online security
Southern Africa Digital Rights Issue Number 2: Privacy at risk – challenges to data and online security 16 February 2024 Various

What this edition of Southern Africa Digital Rights serves to spotlight is that privacy and data protections remain and will continue to remain areas that civil society in the region must continue to monitor and address.

How is your digital well-being?
How is your digital well-being? 16 February 2024 Nat Sumon

We all see the the impact of our digital usage but don’t often think about our digital well-being. An innovative Thai project developed workshops for women and LBQ activists on coping better with digital technology and activism, and suggested a new paradigm of using digital tools while also caring about everyone’s well-being.

Call for applications for the virtual workshop Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia
Call for applications for the virtual workshop Internet Rules: Unboxing digital laws in Southeast Asia 01 September 2023

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.

DRAPAC23: “The global North has an oversized responsibility for digital technology’s harms and the damage is absorbed by the global South”
DRAPAC23: “The global North has an oversized responsibility for digital technology’s harms and the damage is absorbed by the global South” 04 August 2023 Maja Romano

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.

Digital Rights Asia Pacific Assembly (DRAPAC23) Statement of Solidarity
Digital Rights Asia Pacific Assembly (DRAPAC23) Statement of Solidarity 29 June 2023 Various

The statement, signed by over 100 organisations and individuals, was jointly developed during the DRAPAC23 Assembly convened by EngageMedia and held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 22 to 26 May 2023. It highlights the increasing threats to digital rights in the region.

Derechos Digitales statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on human rights online
Derechos Digitales statement to the Global Digital Compact Thematic Deep-Dive session on human rights online 12 May 2023 Derechos Digitales

In its statement, APC member Derechos Digitales called for the Compact to recognise the internet as a key enabler for the exercise of all human rights, and to promote meaningful access, which can only exist when people can use the internet freely and safely.

Advocacy campaign for Ola Bini marks a watershed moment in the protection of human rights in the digital age
Advocacy campaign for Ola Bini marks a watershed moment in the protection of human rights in the digital age 19 April 2023 Leila Nachawati

To gain insight on this process and the lessons that can be learned from it, APC spoke with Damián Loreti, Rodrigo Adriel and Valeria Betancourt, three of the people actively involved in the campaign.

Hashtag Palestine 2022
Hashtag Palestine 2022 07 February 2023 Ahmad Qadi, Mona Shtaya and Cathrine Abuamsha

7amleh's eighth annual “Hashtag Palestine” report sheds light on the violations of digital rights that Palestinians and their supporters are subjected to in the digital space by various governments and big technology companies.

Igniting a renewed energy for our post-pandemic futures: GISWatch launch at the IGF
Igniting a renewed energy for our post-pandemic futures: GISWatch launch at the IGF 15 December 2022 Maja Romano

As we climb out of a pandemic that has redefined our advocacy priorities, the latest edition of GISWatch “ignites a renewed energy to reshape the sense of ‘us’ as a necessary force to imagine and work towards a digital future that we want in a post-pandemic world."

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