Fourteen organisations share reflections on the outcomes of the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as the missed opportunities to address key issues such as deadly migration routes at EU and US borders and the human rights situations in Algeria, Bolivia, China, Egypt and India.
Digital technology has potential to improve energy efficiency (and other processes as well), which could contribute to a lower carbon future, but it’s also the fastest growing source of energy consumption (and so carbon emissions in the world today) – as well as one of the fastest growing sources of pollution.
It’s the end of this strange COVID Northern summer / Southern winter. Time for this blog for APC to resume its weekly exploration ‘Inside the Digital Society’.
This week some thoughts on this year’s iteration of one of WSIS’ major outcomes, the Internet Governance Forum or IGF.
Realism’s been gaining ground, but anyone who reads the literature knows that hype’s still hot in digital discourse. Education’s been one of the battlegrounds, and coronavirus has brought it to the fore again.
The priority at present isn’t digital, but like anything today the coronavirus crisis has implications that are so: how does the digital world impinge on the coronavirus?; how might the coronavirus affect the digital world?
What does your hate speech monster look like? This is the question posed in a video we have produced as part of our project "Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of religion and expression online in Asia".
Every 66 seconds a post inciting hatred against Palestinians was shared on social media platforms in 2018. Almost half a million calls for violent actions and racist slurs were registered. These are some of the revelations in the Index of Racism 2018 launched by APC member 7amleh.
APC member PROTEGE QV participated in a multistakeholder symposium on solutions and approaches to limit misinformation and hate speech online, while preserving the digital rights of internet users in Cameroon, particularly during elections, organised by Internet Sans Frontières.
The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi has launched a report on Hate Speech Laws in India. The report maps hate speech laws in India, discusses the legal standards and covers a range of cases, from book bans to internet shutdowns.