APC believes that civil society has a key role to play in the implementation of cybersecurity norms through research grounded in local and national contexts, and increasing awareness and building capacity of stakeholders for norms compliance.
This article explores whether e-government in Botswana ensures privacy and protects personal data. E-government collects personal information, which if mishandled, might pose a threat to democracy.Language English
The objective of the webinar, taking place on 6 March, is to highlight local voices and stories to inform the work and positions of our networks in relation to the conflict in Gaza and the human rights situation in Palestine, with a focus on freedom of expression.Language English
In their new annual report, Hashtag Palestine 2023, 7amleh documents how censorship of Palestinian narratives and content is rampant alongside incitement and hate speech against Palestinians.Language English
Announcing GISWatch 2024 Special Edition: Reclaiming a people-centred information society through WSIS+20
APC, in partnership with IT for Change and with the support of WACC, are preparing a special edition of APC’s groundbreaking publication Global Information Society Watch on the theme of WSIS+20: Reclaiming a people-centred information society, examining priorities for the global South.Language English
APC submission on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in relation to the human rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly
This submission was developed in response to the call for input from the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, for a thematic report addressing the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.
The Pretty Good Podcast Live, produced 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.
This guide is aimed at hosts who want to hold and facilitate hybrid convenings/events, and is based on APC’s experience and learning from the last two years. This new format requires a double effort to plan, run and support the event in such a way that all participants feel part of the event and not disconnected.
The second issue of the online digest Southern Africa Digital Rights serves to spotlight that privacy and data protections remain and will continue to remain areas that civil society in the region must continue to monitor and address.Language English
Southern Africa Digital Rights Issue Number 2: Privacy at risk – challenges to data and online security
What this edition of Southern Africa Digital Rights serves to spotlight is that privacy and data protections remain and will continue to remain areas that civil society in the region must continue to monitor and address.
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 LBQ activists on coping better with digital technology and activism, and suggested a new paradigm of using digital tools while also caring about everyone’s well-being.
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.
APC statement to the informal stakeholders consultation during preparations for the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact
In its contribution to this round of consultations, APC stressed the vital importance of ensuring the effective consideration of civil society voices in the Global Digital Compact negotiation phase.
Coalition of international organisations demands that Meta refrain from censoring criticism of Zionism on its platforms
This open letter expresses deep concern over Meta's proposed revision of its hate speech policy regarding the term "Zionist" and the potential to treat it as a proxy for Jewish and/or Israeli, which will ultimately lead to severe restrictions on legitimate political speech and debate.
Organisations spanning civil society, industry and the technical community, including APC, urge governments to consider withholding support for the draft UN cybercrime treaty in its current incarnation. If adopted without major changes, this treaty's risks far outweigh its potential benefits.
Joint civil society letter calling to ensure live online modalities of participation for UN human rights bodies and mechanisms
Over 200 organisations including APC sent a joint letter to UN representatives calling on them to ensure live online modalities of participation for UN human rights bodies and mechanisms, in light of concerns regarding civil society access and participation in these spaces.
Looking at cybercrime from a gender lens means to recognise and take into account the lived experiences of women and people of diverse sexualities and gender expressions, to understand their needs and priorities, and address the differentiated impacts of cybercrime.
A call for global solidarity and decisive action to end Myanmar’s military rule and ensure victory for the people resisting dictatorship
Three years after Myanmar’s military junta seized power, local and international civil society actors including APC are calling on the international community to stand with the country's people, offering not only solidarity, but also concrete resources to resist digital oppression.
Can communities shape digital technologies in favour of their environments, cultures, knowledge and well-being? This piece present five inspiring stories from the Routing for Communities podcast showcasing how connectivity and the use of technology gain meaning from local demands.Language English
Open calls for organisations interested in working on capacity building, gender and policy related to community-centred connectivity
The Local Networks initiative is inviting host institutions in different regions that are already working with community networks to apply and nominate one candidate for different positions. The deadline for applications is 9 February 2024. Find out more and send your application.Language English