Internet rights

Digital repression and resistance in Venezuela: A silent crisis within the political crisis
Digital repression and resistance in Venezuela: A silent crisis within the political crisis 27 July 2023 Laura Vidal

There is a digital crisis in Venezuela combining a lack of infrastructure with surveillance and severe control of information online. Amidst the siege, civil society is mounting a resistance to keep the digital realm and information flow free and alive.

APC resource kit: Preparing for RightsCon 2023
APC resource kit: Preparing for RightsCon 2023 24 May 2023 Gaurav Jain

This year's RightsCon will be held from 5-8 June in Costa Rica and online, where APC will focus on the themes of gender and sexuality, climate and environmental justice and gender-responsive cybersecurity. Here is our resource kit of knowledge, research and recommended readings to help us all prepare to engage with each other at this event.

APC Reading List: Preparing for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 67th session
APC Reading List: Preparing for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 67th session 07 March 2023 Hija Kamran

This year's Commission on the Status of Women is the first ever to focus on gender equality and digital technologies. Here is APC's recommended reading list to help us all prepare for the discussions at CSW67.

APC at the Commission on the Status of Women 67th session
APC at the Commission on the Status of Women 67th session 03 March 2023

The 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women is the first in its history to have a specific focus on gender equality and digital technologies. APC will be bringing forward key issues around online gender-based violence, freedom of speech and more.

Introductory brief: The Global Digital Compact
Introductory brief: The Global Digital Compact 01 March 2023

This introductory brief produced by APC seeks to provide civil society organisations with an initial understanding of the strategic relevance of engaging in the UN-led Global Digital Compact process by developing inputs based on a long-term vision for what we want the internet to be.

A framework for developing gender-responsive cybersecurity policy
A framework for developing gender-responsive cybersecurity policy 14 February 2023

This three-part framework developed by APC seeks to support policy makers and civil society organisations by providing practical guidance for developing gender-responsive cybersecurity policies, laws and strategies. Thus, it is expected to contribute to the various stakeholders interested in the contributions of a gender approach to cybersecurity to find a theoretical background that can suppor...

Igniting a renewed energy for our post-pandemic futures: GISWatch launch at the IGF
Igniting a renewed energy for our post-pandemic futures: GISWatch launch at the IGF 15 December 2022 Maja Romano

As we climb out of a pandemic that has redefined our advocacy priorities, the latest edition of GISWatch “ignites a renewed energy to reshape the sense of ‘us’ as a necessary force to imagine and work towards a digital future that we want in a post-pandemic world."

Highlights of the APC network @IGF 2022
Highlights of the APC network @IGF 2022 08 December 2022 APCNews

The annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is the United Nations’ most significant multistakeholder event for tackling internet governance. Here are some highlights of the APC network's participation this year.

Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "An album of photos built with thoughtful criteria"
Celebrating 15 years of GISWatch: "An album of photos built with thoughtful criteria" 05 December 2022 Florencia Roveri

Part of the GISWatch 15th anniversary series, this piece comes from Florencia Roveri, a long-standing author from our network member Nodo TAU, who has been contributing significantly to Argentina country reports since the inception of GISWatch. 

GISWatch 2021-2022 report on “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" has launched!
GISWatch 2021-2022 report on “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" has launched! 29 November 2022 Various

The 2021-2022 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report has launched! “Digital futures for a post-pandemic world" is a global exploration of responses to some of the fundamental questions brought by the pandemic and impacting our advocacy around digital technology.

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