This report is a compilation of the outcomes of the research component of a small project entitled “Putting cybersecurity on the rights track” that the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) implemented during the course of 2019 with the participation of APC members.
We are taking our learnings from the 2020 Member Convening and allowing them to shape our long-term visions, as we celebrate the work of the past 30 years and amplify our commitment to our collective advocacy, solidarity, resistance and transformation.Language English
The focus of this project was to explore community-owned Wi-Fi mesh as a decentralised and localised network infrastructure to enable us to co-design frameworks that support archiving at the grassroots in Bidar, India.
Cyrilla report calls on courts of South Asia to adopt a rights-based approach in rulings over digital rights cases
What is the trajectory of judicial discourse on digital rights in South Asia? A new report, Jurisprudence Shaping Digital Rights in South Asia, attempts to shed light on this question and more.
Jurisprudence developed by courts are central to the understanding, application and implementation of laws. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have irreversibly impacted every walk of personal and public life, including how courts function and deliberate on rights.
In my line of work I spend a big part of my day sending and receiving emails. In this post I will try to clarify the concepts and practices of emailing in the hope that I might save some inbox congestion for some people, and some carbon dioxide from the planet’s atmosphere.
Recent reports reveal that hundreds of people experience sexual harassment and abuse on Tinder, but Tinder has largely ignored survivors. What is the legal and ethical obligation that dating platforms have when their platform is repeatedly used by sexual assaulters to prey on women and others?
Design justice advocates for processes of design that do not extract or appropriate the knowledge of users, but build systems and software that are of use to them, rather than to companies and designers themselves.
This new report jointly published by the Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet and the Institute for Digital Rights summarises digital rights violations during the response to COVID-19 in South Korea.
In May 2020, a Twitter profile called Sleeping Giants Brazil emerged and started to publicly call for advertising companies to acknowledge their responsibility in the fight against so-called "fake news", pressuring them not to finance channels that propagate this type of content.
We’re nearing the end of a year that has uprooted lives and livelihoods around the world. One that’s seen a global health crisis bring economic recession and set back progress towards achieving the SDGs. A year that’s marked another stage in the emergence of a digital society.
APC is looking for an experienced senior finance administrator to join the APC finance team in our virtual office. You will be joining a small, friendly and supportive finance and administration team. The deadline for applications is 13 January 2021.Language English
Every three years, APC members, through their member representatives on the APC council, elect between four and seven directors from among council representatives nominated by members. Here we introduce the members of the new board and share their reflections on what lies ahead for APC.Language English
Following the recently concluded elections in Myanmar, EngageMedia sits down with Maung Zarni, Burmese scholar and co-founder of Forces of Renewal Southeast Asia (FORSEA), to discuss how the poll results tie into the bigger digital rights challenges that the country is facing today.Language English
Throughout the sessions I have been sitting in at this year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), one thought has continuously come to mind: Where is the LGBTIAQ+ community in all of this? We cannot ignore LGBTIAQ+ people in our conversations on the internet, especially not in spaces like the IGF.
In 2020, the Association for Progressive Communications turns 30 years old, and to commemorate this special date we have asked the members of our network about their vision for APC in the next 10 years to come.Language English
Amidst hate speech, hoaxes and fake news, CIPG report finds that Indonesian media played it safe during 2019 presidential election coverage
Did the proliferation of hate speech, hoaxes and fake news affect the result of Indonesia’s 2019 presidential elections? Was the media able to fact check their own news and coverage? These are some of the questions explored in this new report by the Center for Innovation, Policy and Governance.
This study aimes to generate quantitative data on media coverage during the 2019 presidential election debates in Indonesia to determine the framing used and how these affected public discourse. The study also explores how the media covered the issues of religious tolerance and hate speech.
APC is looking for an administrative associate to join the APC Asia team. The successful candidate will manage the administrative and logistics requirements of APC’s work in Asia. The deadline for applications is 24 December 2020.Language English
Ola Bini is a computer expert and human rights defender facing a political-judicial process in Ecuador since April 2019. The undersigned Ecuadorian and international civil society organisations have set up a mission to observe the preparatory hearing and trial evaluation of 3 December 2020.