Digital society

Appointment of the UN Tech Envoy: A renewed opportunity for the strengthening of global digital cooperation and the internet governance ecosystem
Appointment of the UN Tech Envoy: A renewed opportunity for the strengthening of global digital cooperation and the internet governance ecosystem 14 June 2022 APC

APC receives with optimism the long-awaited announcement by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres of the appointment of Amandeep Singh Gill as his Envoy on Technology, and takes this opportunity to congratulate and welcome Mr. Singh Gill to his new role.

Inside the Digital Society: How do we measure the digital society?
Inside the Digital Society: How do we measure the digital society? 08 June 2022 David Souter

Many of the assumptions about the digital society made in its early days have proved unreliable. A look at how policymakers need a much better knowledge base if they are to help maximise opportunities and mitigate threats.

Inside the Digital Society: What’s all this about digital cooperation?
Inside the Digital Society: What’s all this about digital cooperation? 18 April 2022 David Souter

Digital cooperation will be crucial if we want ICTs to focus on the public good, and this column outlines some opportunities, threats, and paths forward for this.

Seeding change: Open Culture Foundation campaign blocks digital ID cards in Taiwan until privacy safeguards exist
Seeding change: Open Culture Foundation campaign blocks digital ID cards in Taiwan until privacy safeguards exist 16 March 2022 APCNews

Open Culture Foundation worked with civil society groups to push the Taiwanese government to reject digital ID cards until legislation is implemented to safeguard the privacy and information of the public.

Encounters, coffees and conflicts: Reflections from action-research on a feminist autonomous network
Encounters, coffees and conflicts: Reflections from action-research on a feminist autonomous network 11 March 2022 Bruna Zanolli and Débora Prado

A group of women set up a community network in an area without internet connectivity in Brazil – the Terra Seca quilombo community. These are their reflections while conducting a participatory research process on community networks through an intersectional feminist lens.

Inside the Digital Society: How optimistic are you?
Inside the Digital Society: How optimistic are you? 02 March 2022 David Souter

Should we be cyber-optimists or cyber-pessimists about our digital society and its future? Some new thoughts and updates on how I was thinking about this five years ago.

Inside the Digital Society: Digitalising culture
Inside the Digital Society: Digitalising culture 16 February 2022 David Souter

Cultural expression matters to how we experience life, and we need to reflect more on how digital society is impacting it and what that tells us about other changes as well.

Inside the Digital Society: Fair gigs
Inside the Digital Society: Fair gigs 02 February 2022 David Souter

As gig work becomes more widespread, a look at how it fits with employment rights and how we should be looking at such relationships between our digital and non-digital lives.

LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias joins the APC network: "This link will allow us to strengthen our organisation and generate new networking opportunities"
LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias joins the APC network: "This link will allow us to strengthen our organisation and generate new networking opportunities" 28 January 2022 APCNews

Meet new APC member LaLibre.net Tecnologías Comunitarias in Ecuador, which is committed to social justice, autonomy, digital sovereignty, human rights, the rights of nature, and a free and feminist internet.

APC: UN Tech envoy should support an open, global and interoperable internet
APC: UN Tech envoy should support an open, global and interoperable internet 21 January 2022 APC

APC welcomes the process for the selection of a new UN Envoy on Technology and stands ready to support the new mandate holder, given their central role in promoting improved coordination for internet governance and global digital cooperation.

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