Namibia has become the latest African country to introduce mandatory SIM card registration and data retention regulations that will have a far-reaching impact on online privacy and data protection in the country.Language English
Australia adopted a range of technology-based responses to address the COVID-19 pandemic, but this approach resulted in “solutions” that ranged from the outright ineffective to the actively punitive.Language English
A growing number of community networks and other community connectivity providers are connecting those who have historically been unserved or underserved by traditional internet service providers. This report analyses the operating models and financing mechanisms that can support their success.
Starting on 6 October, we invite everyone to join us every Thursday on APC's social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), where we will convene and connect academic and activist knowledge about how to use the internet and digital technologies to adapt to and combat climate change.Language English
A campaign launched on Amazon Day seeks to prevent the financing of Brazilian news sites that are presented as journalistic, but which promote information disorder in the Legal Amazon region.Language English
Recent instances of the use of state surveillance apparatus for repressive purposes and prosecutions, compounded by a lack of data and online privacy protections and low internet penetration and usage, have heightened fears that the country is regressing in terms of safeguarding online rights.Language English
Governments around the world have resorted to apps to restrict freedom of movement for the unvaccinated as part of their COVID-19 response. Some argue that the use of such tools drives up vaccination rates, but sceptics point out that these tools pose risks to privacy and digital security.Language English
Our columnist reflects on how digitalisation has transformed, or at least changed the parameters, of our lives since the 1950s and where ‘digital transformation’ could head next.
A groundbreaking project showcases how Nigerian communities are using low-cost, free technologies to monitor air pollution and stand up to hold the responsible accountable.
The roundtable is an opportunity to interact with the recently appointed UN Tech Envoy Amandeep Singh Gill, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, about the Global Digital Compact process and other priorities on the global digital cooperation agenda.Language English
The security and privacy practices of technology companies such as Facebook have once again come under fire from organisations that denounce these companies’ failure to meet international standards for the protection of human rights.Language English
APC & CIPESA session at FIFAfrica22 will focus on human rights and safety concerns in Ethiopia in the context of the 2022 global IGF
This session will discuss human rights and media freedom in Ethiopia, invite questions about safety in the context of the recent conflict there and enable interaction between stakeholders, including the IGF Secretariat and Ethiopian IGF Committee.Language English
This year’s edition of DataFest Africa brought to light a very significant conversation that needs critical attention: data use in the private sector and civil society organisations within Africa. Pollicy's JulietGrace Luwedde shares key learnings from the biggest data festival on the continent.
On 22 September at 14:00 UTC, join this online dialogue about an upcoming report focused on community connectivity providers – community networks, municipal networks and social enterprises building digital equity across the world. Register now.Language English
Towards a new feminist principle of the internet on the environment: Two new publications now available in English
In July 2019, 26 women from diverse backgrounds met together in Chiapas, Mexico for three days in a hackfeminist meeting on technology and affections to imagine a principle for a feminist internet that centred care for the body, the self and the land.Language English
We are looking for an Africa Regional Strategy Lead to join our virtual office and team. Deadline for applications is 1 October 2022. Join us!Language English
Community Networks Schools and Mamaila Community Network win award for participatory design of information and communications technologies
In its 10th edition, the award is intended to recognise outstanding achievement in the area of participatory design of information and communications technologies.Language English
This joint stakeholder report focuses on key issues relating to human rights online in India, including internet shutdowns, digital exclusion, freedom of speech and expression online, online harassment and hate speech, privacy, surveillance and data protection
Gendered disinformation has deepened the monkeypox crisis, targeting LGBTIQ+ people and evoking painful memories of the AIDS era. We parse fact from fiction, including disagreements among public health experts, and highlight strategies to fight such disinformation.Language English
APC will be joining APrIGF with a focus on empowering new voices, responding to a changing digital rights environment and promoting community networks as an access solution.Language English