This article presents a compilation of responses from community networks in the face of COVID-19 based on a dialogue organised by APC, as well as articles published by community networks in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, the United States and Mexico.Language English
On 9 October 2020, Research ICT Africa (RIA), APC, ALT Advisory and the Feministing While African (FWA) network made a submission to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services of South Africa in response to proposed amendments to the Domestic Violence Act.
Joint civil society letter to the UN treaty bodies and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
A geographically representative group of 527 civil society organisations has called for the resumption of the state monitoring procedure of the international human rights treaty bodies, which have been postponed since March due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Fourteen organisations share reflections on the outcomes of the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as the missed opportunities to address key issues such as deadly migration routes at EU and US borders and the human rights situations in Algeria, Bolivia, China, Egypt and India.
Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC from our individual member Mitra Ardron from the United States and Australia, who envisions APC taking a leading role in ensuring everyone has access to the internet in the next ten years.Language English
Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC of our individual member Vera Vieira from Brazil who envisions APC continuing to foster a strong network in the fight towards a more equitable and peaceful world.Language English
From 2016 to 2019, we worked for the APC community of members, allies and partners to be strengthened as a network and to work collaboratively to use the internet and ICTs for social and environmental justice, gender equality and sustainable development. How far did we get? Check it out!Language English
From 2016 to 2019, we worked for civil society actors, women’s rights and sexual rights advocates to have the capacity to confidently use the internet and ICTs, and to engage critically in their development. How far did we get? Check it out!Language English
From 2016 to 2019, we worked for internet-related and ICT policy processes to protect the publicness of the internet and to be accessible, democratic, transparent, accountable and inclusive. How far did we get? Check it out!Language English
The Foundation for Media Alternatives, in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications and the Cyrilla Collaborative, is proud to share, “Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report.”
From 2016 to 2019, we worked for women’s rights and sexual rights activists to engage with internet and ICT policy and development as feminist issues. How far did we get? Check it out!Language English
Amnesty International India announced that it is halting its work in the country after the Indian government froze its bank accounts in an act of reprisal for the organization’s human rights work.
The Foundation for Media Alternatives with APC and the Cyrilla Collaborative is proud to share “Unshackling Expression: The Philippines Report” which looks at government restrictions that affect or violate the population’s freedom of expression online and offline.Language English
The APrIGF 2020 is taking place on 27-30 September. APC is actively supporting its members and networks as they engage in this space, and APC staff are part of the Multistakeholder Group (MSG), Programme Committee, Drafting Committee and Virtual Working Group.Language English
Unwanted Witness envisions APC in 10 years as a formidable and influential force shaping the way technology is governed and utilised to uphold democracy and human rights globally.Language English
On the anniversary of the 2006 Thai coup, protesters will once again gather at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, to call for political changes and democratic reforms. Students as young as 14 years old have been at the forefront of the protests, with some groups demanding ten key reforms, among them the revocation of the lese-majeste law and the pardoning of all those jailed due to this law.Language English
On this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, Shita Laksmi, Executive Director of Tifa Foundation, chats with EngageMedia about internet intermediary liability, particularly in regards to disinformation on the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of the state in regulating content.Language English
The need for connectivity and digital infrastructure has become as important as food, housing and clothing to be able to access information, healthcare, education and government schemes
Strengthening community networks in South Africa: Activities, results and lessons learned from a Pilot Mentoring project
The "Pilot Mentoring Project to Develop Community Networks in South Africa" was implemented from October 2019 to April 2020 in the field by Zenzeleni Networks NPC, through an agreement between APC and the UK Government's Digital Access Programme. What follows is part of our effort to capture the activities, results and lessons learned from the Pilot Mentoring project.
Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC from our member VOICE from Bangladesh who envisions APC becoming a more vibrant and connected network.Language English