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This podcast series tackles critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific
This podcast series tackles critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific 19 February 2024 Jen Tarnate and Katerina Francisco

The Pretty Good Podcast Live, produced with APC support, raises awareness of critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific such as digital security, open technology, internet freedom, data privacy and more. These stories reflect the resilience and innovation in the region’s digital rights community, showcasing a path forward amid challenges.

Rethinking data journalism beyond spreadsheets: Lessons from AfriSIG 2023
Rethinking data journalism beyond spreadsheets: Lessons from AfriSIG 2023 16 October 2023 Linda Ngari

Despite numerous intensive data journalism fellowships and workshops in the past, Linda Ngari says she had an an "eye-opening experience" at the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSiG) on a topic often left out in the practice and training of data journalism: data governance.

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

APC believes that human rights crosscut all the priority themes highlighted for the Global Digital Compact (GDC) and therefore, a human rights framework, standards and principles should be at the centre of the GDC.

APC Reading List: Preparing for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 67th session
APC Reading List: Preparing for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 67th session 07 March 2023 Hija Kamran

This year's Commission on the Status of Women is the first ever to focus on gender equality and digital technologies. Here is APC's recommended reading list to help us all prepare for the discussions at CSW67.

APC at the Commission on the Status of Women 67th session
APC at the Commission on the Status of Women 67th session 03 March 2023

The 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women is the first in its history to have a specific focus on gender equality and digital technologies. APC will be bringing forward key issues around online gender-based violence, freedom of speech and more.

Brazilian web portal issued warning for spreading disinformation about the Amazon
Brazilian web portal issued warning for spreading disinformation about the Amazon 20 September 2022 Raquel Santos and Viviane Tavares

A campaign launched on Amazon Day seeks to prevent the financing of Brazilian news sites that are presented as journalistic, but which promote information disorder in the Legal Amazon region.

Gendered disinformation on monkeypox: "If we keep pushing it as a gay disease, people will die"
Gendered disinformation on monkeypox: "If we keep pushing it as a gay disease, people will die" 26 August 2022 Sweta Dash

Gendered disinformation has deepened the monkeypox crisis, targeting LGBTIQ+ people and evoking painful memories of the AIDS era. We parse fact from fiction, including disagreements among public health experts, and highlight strategies to fight such disinformation.

In Sri Lanka, state-sponsored disinformation and suppression of dissent taint COVID-19 response
In Sri Lanka, state-sponsored disinformation and suppression of dissent taint COVID-19 response 10 August 2022 Harindrini Corea

The Sri Lankan government has capitalised on the COVID-19 pandemic to further its authoritarian agenda, using digital technologies to reinforce a climate of fear and censorship.

Inside the Digital Society: What impact has COVID had in practice?
Inside the Digital Society: What impact has COVID had in practice? 20 July 2022 David Souter

Two years ago, the assumption was that the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns would have lasting impacts on digitalisation – that they would accelerate the process by which offline turned to online, increase its pace and shift the way we do things towards digital alternatives. But has this happened as much as was expected?

HRC 50: APC calls for greater focus on community-based responses to disinformation
HRC 50: APC calls for greater focus on community-based responses to disinformation 07 July 2022 APC

During the high-level discussion on countering the negative impact of disinformation on the enjoyment of human rights, APC called for efforts to collect and study community-based responses to disinformation and improve the exercise of communication rights and tools by marginalised communities.

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