This first piece in a three-part series using a feminist data justice perspective to understand artificial intelligence, privacy and data protection in South Africa looks at data and the right to privacy focusing on the current health pandemic.
This article presents a compilation of responses from community networks in the face of COVID-19 based on a dialogue organised by APC, as well as articles published by community networks in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, the United States and Mexico.
The APrIGF 2020 is taking place on 27-30 September. APC is actively supporting its members and networks as they engage in this space, and APC staff are part of the Multistakeholder Group (MSG), Programme Committee, Drafting Committee and Virtual Working Group.
APC considers the 45th Human Rights Council sessions an important opportunity to discuss country situations of concern, to review how states are complying with their human rights situations and to influence the setting up of international standards in the area of human rights online.
Media Matters for Democracy expresses solidarity with the women journalists who have called out online violence they face on social media platforms. A statement released by a group of women journalists on 12 August highlights a culture of hateful speech, incitement, harassment and doxxing.
As a part of the ITU's pandemic response, the platform REG4COVID was launched, providing a space for regulators and civil society to share their own initiatives. APC asked their community network partners to contribute to the platform, given the general absence of civil society input.
As widespread recent protests have highlighted, racial inequality remains an urgent and devastating issue around the world, and this is as true in the context of technology as it is everywhere else.
In the first session of “Speaking of Hatred: A three-part presentation on hatred, religion and gender in South and Southeast Asia", hosted by APC, Dr. V. Geetha explored the gendered nature of religion-based hatred and violence, as well as addressing broader questions on the nature of hate.
What are the most effective responses to hate speech and violence online? To address the rising trend of hate speech and hate crimes, APC will be hosting a series of presentations, with a special focus on the Asian context.
This report, commissioned by Global Affairs Canada and co-published by the Association for Progressive Communications and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, explores how multilateral cybersecurity processes can incorporate a gender perspective into future work.