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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."