Internet rights

APC at RightsCon 2018
APC at RightsCon 2018 11 May 2018 APCNews

More than 2,000 participants are expected at RightsCon 2018, which will explore pressing issues including innovation, free expression, gender diversity and digital inclusion, encryption and cybersecurity, and many other topics relevant to keeping the internet free, open and secure worldwide.

GISWatch launch at the 2022 IGF: The pandemic has reactivated a sense of rebellion and contestation
GISWatch launch at the 2022 IGF: The pandemic has reactivated a sense of rebellion and contestation 15 November 2022 Maja Romano

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) will celebrate 15 years of APC's ground-breaking publication by launching its latest edition at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 29 November. The new edition explores "digital futures for a post-pandemic world".

Unpacking human rights and safety challenges and concerns in Ethiopia in the context of the 2022 global IGF
Unpacking human rights and safety challenges and concerns in Ethiopia in the context of the 2022 global IGF 02 November 2022

CIPESA and APC collaborated to provide an opportunity for the internet governance community to learn about and discuss the human rights and media freedom situation in Ethiopia, where this year’s global Internet Governance Forum will be held, from 28 November to 2 December 2022. This document summarises the key points that emerged from the conversation.

Lungu law looms dangerously over Zambian digital rights
Lungu law looms dangerously over Zambian digital rights 24 October 2022 Susan Mwape

In March 2021, shortly before the elections scheduled for August, then Zambian president Edgar Lungu quickly signed and enacted three internet-related laws, one of which has remained especially problematic into 2022: the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act.

 Tackling online hate speech in Africa and beyond: “We can't trust Big Tech to abide by its own rules”
Tackling online hate speech in Africa and beyond: “We can't trust Big Tech to abide by its own rules” 05 October 2022 Fungai Machirori

Online hate speech has become a fixture of our lives, especially across Africa. We talked to experts in our network and beyond about this crisis, its tricky challenges and ways to counter it, including APC’s recent campaign on International Day for Countering Hate Speech.

Join us on #EcoThursday starting in October
Join us on #EcoThursday starting in October 21 September 2022

Starting on 6 October, we invite everyone to join us every Thursday on APC's social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), where we will convene and connect academic and activist knowledge about how to use the internet and digital technologies to adapt to and combat climate change.

Arrests mar Malawi’s digital rights landscape
Arrests mar Malawi’s digital rights landscape 19 September 2022 Jimmy Kainja

Recent instances of the use of state surveillance apparatus for repressive purposes and prosecutions, compounded by a lack of data and online privacy protections and low internet penetration and usage, have heightened fears that the country is regressing in terms of safeguarding online rights.

Risking health for mobility? Limitations of Indonesia’s pandemic management tool
Risking health for mobility? Limitations of Indonesia’s pandemic management tool 14 September 2022 EngageMedia guest writer

Governments around the world have resorted to apps to restrict freedom of movement for the unvaccinated as part of their COVID-19 response. Some argue that the use of such tools drives up vaccination rates, but sceptics point out that these tools pose risks to privacy and digital security.

Save the date: Roundtable on Digital Cooperation on 19 September
Save the date: Roundtable on Digital Cooperation on 19 September 13 September 2022

The roundtable is an opportunity to interact with the recently appointed UN Tech Envoy Amandeep Singh Gill, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, about the Global Digital Compact process and other priorities on the global digital cooperation agenda.

APC & CIPESA session at FIFAfrica22 will focus on human rights and safety concerns in Ethiopia in the context of the 2022 global IGF
APC & CIPESA session at FIFAfrica22 will focus on human rights and safety concerns in Ethiopia in the context of the 2022 global IGF 12 September 2022 APCNews

This session will discuss human rights and media freedom in Ethiopia, invite questions about safety in the context of the recent conflict there and enable interaction between stakeholders, including the IGF Secretariat and Ethiopian IGF Committee.

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