The Collaboration for International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa is pleased to announce the fifth edition of FIFAfrica, which will be hosted in partnership with the Media Foundation West Africa and will take place on 26-28 September 2018 in Accra, Ghana.
This GenderIT.org edition is an exploration of the multiple layers of the relationship between sexuality, rights and sexual expression and the internet. Does it open up new avenues for expression, or does it expose people to more variations of the violence that we face onground/offline?
APC participated in the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) with the aim of calling for stronger protections of the right to privacy, especially around encryption and anonymity, emerging threats related to intensive data systems, and gender-based threats to privacy.
7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media published its annual research report on Palestinian digital activism. The report, titled #Palestine 2017, provides information about internet access and usage, examines the most dominant social and political campaigns and viral hashtags, and monitors human and digital rights violations against Palestinians.
GenderIT.org interviewed Y. K. (Della) Chang, one of the founders of APC member organisation Jinbonet, who was recently appointed as a Personal Information Protection Commissioner in South Korea.
“It is all about education, which Arab states don’t always care about. It is a matter of culture, educating the younger and also the older generations.”
The UN Human Rights Council's 37th session is taking place in Geneva. APC has participated with a diversity of statements and sessions on internet rights, including “Digital identity, smart cities and other data intensive systems: The implications for the right to privacy”.
This paper by Digital Empowerment Foundation documents on-the-ground stories and experiences in India to build a strong and effective case against network shutdowns, with a specific focus on the social and psychological impacts.
In the context of growing government control of mobile networks and a lack of transparency by both governments and companies in making these controls visible, this report by SMEX seeks to document the public disclosure of key policies by all mobile operators in the 22 countries of the Arab region, specifically terms of service and privacy policies.
7amleh - Arab Center for Social Media Advancement published an innovative research analysing digital rights violations and threats in Palestine, with support from APC.