Digital society

This podcast series tackles critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific
This podcast series tackles critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific 19 February 2024 Jen Tarnate and Katerina Francisco

The Pretty Good Podcast Live, post-produced and published with APC support, raises awareness of critical digital issues in the Asia-Pacific such as digital security, open technology, internet freedom, data privacy and more. These stories reflect the resilience and innovation in the region’s digital rights community, showcasing a path forward amid challenges.

How is your digital well-being?
How is your digital well-being? 16 February 2024 Nat Sumon

We all see the the impact of our digital usage but don’t often think about our digital well-being. An innovative Thai project developed workshops for women and LGBTQIA+ activists on coping better with digital technology and activism, and suggesting a new paradigm of using digital tools while also caring about everyone’s well-being.

Inside the Digital Society: Notes on a Scandal
Inside the Digital Society: Notes on a Scandal 15 February 2024 David Souter

The British Post Office scandal was a failure of both technology and human systems. The software didn’t work, but too many people thought that whatever the computer said had to be right. This has several lessons for us about trust in computer and AI systems as well as the need for strong institutions and media.

Inside the Digital Society: Digital democracy?
Inside the Digital Society: Digital democracy? 14 December 2023 David Souter

More than 60 countries will hold some sort of elections in 2024 and our columnist examines how digital transformation could affect democratic processes and how we might respond. 

Inside the Digital Society: How should we review a 20-year-old Summit?  What makes it relevant today?
Inside the Digital Society: How should we review a 20-year-old Summit? What makes it relevant today? 11 November 2023 David Souter

In 2025 the United Nations General Assembly will review what's happened since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and what should happen next. Our columnist takes a look back and outlines six areas that the WSIS+20 review should take into account.

Join the campaign to strengthen #TheIGFWeWant: “We all are the motor behind its success”
Join the campaign to strengthen #TheIGFWeWant: “We all are the motor behind its success” 26 October 2023 Maja Romano

The 2023 global IGF will see the launch of a campaign for #TheIGFWeWant, calling attention to the IGF's importance to mobilise civil society organisations and other stakeholders to collectively and strongly advocate for its maintenance and strengthening.

Listen to Local Sound Bites @IGF 2023
Listen to Local Sound Bites @IGF 2023 07 October 2023 APCNews

The 18th edition of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is being held in Kyoto, Japan from 8 to 12 October 2023. APC's Local Sound Bites will feature a daily short interview with a civil society representative focused on issues we care about.

Civil society actors must understand emerging technologies: Reflecting on my participation in the Tech Camp for Civic Space Defenders
Civil society actors must understand emerging technologies: Reflecting on my participation in the Tech Camp for Civic Space Defenders 21 September 2023 Arsène Tungali

Arsène Tungali, executive director of the DRC-based APC member organisation Rudi International, shares his takeaways from this international learning and exchange experience made possible with support from APC's Member Engagement and Travel Fund.

APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
APC at the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 25 August 2023 APCNews

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (AprIGF) is one of the key regional initiatives on internet governance. This year will be a hybrid event in Brisbane, Australia, from 28 to 31 August. APC staff and members are hosting and involved in key sessions.

DRAPAC23: “The global North has an oversized responsibility for digital technology’s harms and the damage is absorbed by the global South”
DRAPAC23: “The global North has an oversized responsibility for digital technology’s harms and the damage is absorbed by the global South” 04 August 2023 Maja Romano

This year APC member EngageMedia organised DRAPAC23, the Digital Rights Asia-Pacific Assembly, on emerging trends of digital technologies and building a rights-respecting digital future in Asia-Pacific. We interviewed EngageMedia on why this Assembly was so important for the region right now.

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