APC is pleased to announce an open call for subgrants to support women and gender-diverse human rights defenders in developing and implementing holistic safety strategies, including training, research, advocacy and lobbying. This rolling call round is open until 24 November 2023.Language English
AfriSIG 2023 assembled stakeholders and parliamentarians from 20 countries to help implement the African Union's Data Policy Framework
This year’s AfriSIG took place from 13 to 18 September in Abuja, Nigeria. Over the course of five days, 53 participants from 20 countries took part in interactive sessions ranging from the history of internet governance in the African context to the digital economy and cyber resilience.Language English
APC sent letters to 119 governments urging them to uphold the integrity of the UN human rights system amidst the rising alarm of the risk of genocide against the Palestinian people, asking the government delegates to incorporate these principles in their statements at the session.Language English
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.Language English
The 2023 global IGF will see the launch of a campaign for #TheIGFWeWant, calling attention to the IGF's importance to mobilise civil society organisations and other stakeholders to collectively and strongly advocate for its maintenance and strengthening.Language English
When protection becomes an excuse for criminalisation: Gender considerations on cybercrime frameworks
This exploratory report seeks to contribute to ongoing and future discussions concerning gender and cybercrime by providing concrete evidence of how national cybercrime laws have been used to silence and criminalise women and LGBTQIA+ people around the world.
Community networks newsletter: Get inspired by communities building networks through shared knowledge
This month we are highlighting the fundamental role of knowledge exchange and capacity-building in expanding meaningful and community-centred connectivity. Welcome to the 63th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.Language English
Technologies like AI might be poised to transform our future, but so is climate change. Our columnist offers five proposals to make digitalisation policy and practice more environmentally sustainable.
APC condemns the violent attacks targeting Palestinian territories and stands with all the citizens of Palestine who have been experiencing settler colonialism, genocide, structural violence and grave human rights violations, today and throughout the last 75 years.
Despite numerous intensive data journalism fellowships and workshops in the past, Linda Ngari says she had an an "eye-opening experience" at the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSiG) on a topic often left out in the practice and training of data journalism: data governance.
What made this year's African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) truly exceptional was the diverse representation of stakeholder groups, says Risper Arose, who shares key takeaways on drafting a policy brief, including the need to incorporate a wide range of voices.
Civil society organisations call for tech companies to respect Palestinian digital rights in times of crisis
APC joins with other human rights and civil society organisations calling on tech companies to urgently address instances of online hate speech, incitement and violent discourse targeting Palestinians.
"The cultural diversity among fellows cemented the African School on Internet Governance as a pan-African platform where fellows shared experiences from their home countries and designed solutions that would be integrated into the whole of Africa," says Bridgette in her reflections on AfriSIG 2023.
The 11th African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) was more than just an event; it was a melting pot of ideas and collaborative energy, says participant Gilbert Beyamba. Here he shares key lessons from the School's practicum, which focused on the African Union Data Policy Framework.
As a network of global, regional, and local civil society organizations we express our alarm regarding the eventual decision that the government of Saudi Arabia will host the next annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
Gender, tech and the role of business: APC submission to the UN Human Rights B-Tech Project call for inputs
This submission in response to the call for inputs by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, under the B-Tech Project, aims to contribute to the goal of providing clear guidance to states and businesses on digital-related issues from an intersectional gendered perspective.
Algorithm bias manifests itself in unique ways every single day, affecting people of colour. Fungai Machirori explores how big tech corporations misidentify renowned Black women - error that continues to exist despite various alarms around the said bias.
APC believes that the GDC must have an intersectional feminist perspective to help create a gender-just world. APC and several members and partners have jointly developed 10 feminist principles for including gender in the GDC, and co-organised a pre-IGF event on the theme.Language English
“The gendered dimensions of disinformation”: Register for the 78 UNGA side event co-organised by APC and partners
APC and partners are joining the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression in organising a side event at the UNGA entitled "The gendered dimensions of disinformation".Language English
APC is mobilising for the 18th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that will take place in hybrid format, both online and offline, from 8-12 October 2023 in Kyoto, Japan. This page offers everything you need to know about APC at IGF 2023.Language English