APC member organisation Rudi International, based in the DRC, asks how civil society organisations can involve legislators and policy makers in digital rights advocacy.
First-time IGF participant Miru Lee of the Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet shares her reflections on the discussions around two topics of particular interest to her: the human rights impacts of AI, and the complexities of content regulation in the online space.
Avis Momeni of PROTEGE QV, an APC member organisation in Cameroon, shares his reflections on the African Union Open Forum held at the 2019 Internet Governance Forum in Berlin, which he attended with the support of the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund.
Dorothy Mukasa of Unwanted Witness, Uganda, presents an overview of the workshop on “Solutions for law enforcement to access data across borders” at the 14th Internet Governance Forum in Berlin, which she attended with the support of the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF).
This year, I had the honour of becoming one of the Internet Freedom Festival fellows (my first time attending the IFF!) and attending my third RightsCon, as part of my organisation Open Culture Foundation, with the support of APC’s Member Exchange and Travel Fund.
At this year's RightsCon event, WOUGNET and Research ICT Africa co-organised a session that aimed at exploring key issues and constraints facing marginalised women: often invisible groups rarely talked about and catered for.
As a digital security trainer and user experience (UX) expert, I knew RightsCon would be a fertile ground for ideas, networking and, most importantly, gaining knowledge on how to better myself in my trainings.
In many parts of Africa, policy making has been constrained by the disproportionally low representation and participation of women in policy making spaces. This means that the views of women, which could be critical in understanding key issues and challenges that women face and how these can best be addressed at policy levels, will be lacking.
The 12th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place on 18-21 December 2017 in Geneva. Here I will look at a number of the issues discussed at the Forum that were of particular interest to me as they are related to the work done by my organisation, Intervozes, in Brazil.
The COCONET Southeast Asia Digital Rights Camp 2017 was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 22-26 October, organised by EngageMedia with the support of APC and the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). The camp mainly focused on interactive learning and longer-term network building.