This is a compilation of articles and other resources and initiatives featured by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), an APC member organisation, in their latest newsletter.
In this statement delivered during the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, APC speaks to the deteriorating political situation in India and the increase in violence following the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Since December 2019, peaceful protests have erupted throughout India in response to the adoption of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act. In response, India has witnessed large-scale violence against dissenters and a clampdown on freedoms of religion, expression, assembly and association.
In India, a discriminatory citizenship law has sparked widespread protests, which have been met with arbitrary arrests, excessive force and violence by the authorities. APC took part in a side event at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council which addressed these human rights violations.
APC welcomes the judgment of the Supreme Court of India, which held that the indefinite imposition of internet shutdowns is unconstitutional, and calls on the government of India to recognise and realise access to the internet as a human and fundamental right.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) condemns the crackdown on peaceful protesters in India, including the harassment of APC staff member Gayatri Khandhadai.
As part of the “Connecting the Unconnected” project, Sarbani Banerjee Belur of Gram Marg, an India-based member organisation in the project’s peer learning community, recently visited the Janastu Community Mesh Radio Network initiated by Servelots in the village of Halekote, Karnataka.
In this article we explore what uses women make of the internet in urban and rural parts of Manipur, India. Is this use limited to social media? What about the generation gap, and the rampant spread of election propaganda?
APC calls on the government of India to adopt and implement strong data protection safeguards in view of the Supreme Court of India's verdict upholding the constitutionality of Aadhar, India's unique biometric identity programme.
In this fourth and last episode of the series, we discover the perils of social activism in India and whether learning how to use Microsoft Notepad and Paint is digital literacy.