Digital society

Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic 07 April 2020

This position paper outlines APC's current thinking on the pandemic. It identifies several key, interrelated issues that require attention by governments, the private sector and civil society.

Inside the digital society: Digital divide or digital continuum?
Inside the digital society: Digital divide or digital continuum? 15 June 2021 David Souter

I’ve never really liked the term ‘the digital divide’. Alliteration’s easy. It gains attention to an issue, which is good, but it also oversimplifies.

African digital rights networks to collaborate on a regional strategy
African digital rights networks to collaborate on a regional strategy 27 May 2021 Koliwe Majama

Four African digital rights-centred networks have committed to increasing collaboration for the consolidation of their work and avoidance of duplication of activities while ensuring the full attainment and protection of digital rights at national, regional and global levels.

Uganda’s digital ID system: A cocktail of discrimination
Uganda’s digital ID system: A cocktail of discrimination 26 May 2021 Unwanted Witness

This new preliminary report presents findings of a study that sought to establish the impact of a national identity card system in Uganda (commonly known as “Ndaga Muntu”) on people’s economic, social and cultural Rights (ESCRs), in relation to the state's obligation to provide services.

Inside the Digital Society: The trajectory of the internet - past, present, future
Inside the Digital Society: The trajectory of the internet - past, present, future 25 May 2021 David Souter

Last week I wrote about how we define the internet. This week, some thoughts about its history and its trajectory. The internet has been around now long enough for its history to be written.

Inside the Digital Society: What to do about homeworking
Inside the Digital Society: What to do about homeworking 12 April 2021 David Souter

The pandemic’s changed a lot of ways in which societies are working. How far are these changes temporary and how far permanent? Should governments and businesses leverage these changes or seek to rebuild what’s been lost?

Inside the Digital Society: Digital and human ways of thinking
Inside the Digital Society: Digital and human ways of thinking 15 March 2021 David Souter

What can AI do that humans can’t? What can humans do that AI can’t?

Inside the Digital Society: Technological disruption and complex societies
Inside the Digital Society: Technological disruption and complex societies 08 March 2021 David Souter

Technological disruption is complex. It shouldn’t just be understood as progress or as threat. There will be winners and losers from it.

Inside the Digital Society: Where should we put our data?
Inside the Digital Society: Where should we put our data? 01 March 2021 David Souter

Last week I wrote about digitalisation and geopolitics. This week, a closer look at one aspect of that: the tussle between global data management and national sovereignty.

APC welcomes Fabrizio Hochschild’s appointment as the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Technology
APC welcomes Fabrizio Hochschild’s appointment as the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Technology 25 January 2021 APC

APC congratulates and welcomes Fabrizio Hochschild to his new role as United Nations Envoy on Technology. APC sees the Tech Envoy role as crucial to promoting improved coordination and synergy among different spaces and processes concerning internet governance and global digital cooperation.

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