Our columnist reflects on five issues for the wider internet environment raised by Elon Musk’s planned acquisition of Twitter, including for human rights, freedom of expression and corporate accountability.
The APC network and staff reflect on some under-explored concerns about Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter that are not being highlighted and debated enough, indicating serious implications for freedom of expression and human rights online.Language English
Join us for the fourth session of the Virtual Summit on Community Networks in Africa, which will take place on 18 May 2022 at 12:00 UTC, to dialogue about the role that women play in community networks in the region.Language English
Feminist internet research is messy and conducting meta-research on feminist internet research is even messier. This critically reflective article argues that the messiness of research is not something to shy away from but rather to embrace.
The 10th edition of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) will take place from 16-18 July and will focus on international cybersecurity. It will be held as a pre-event to the African Internet Governance Forum to be held in Lilongwe, Malawi.Language English
"Feminist by Design", an edition of the APRIA journal, is ambitious in its title and aims. It showcases research journeys, findings and feminist intentions, bringing together a diverse group of researchers from around the world who were part of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN).
Recognising the need for a rapid and effective response to the pressing issue of access to online education, Bytesforall Bangladesh saw an opportunity to advocate for equitable access to the internet as a public good, affirming access to education as a fundamental human right.
What does it take for communities to make change happen? In this newsletter, discover the elements that make it possible for community networks to emerge and enable rural development in Zimbabwe. Welcome to the 46th monthly round-up of developments impacting your community-based initiatives.Language English
This joint submission to the 41st session of the UN Universal Period Review focuses on Brazil's fulfilment of human rights obligations in the digital context.
As part of World Press Freedom Day, APC will co-host a session on 3 May with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression focused on the key issue of gendered disinformation, as well as participate in a session on digital authoritarianism.Language English
How can we use digital technologies to better protect the environment? During Earth Day 2022, APC hosted a Twitter chat on technology and climate justice
How can we use digital technologies to better protect the environment? This was the focus of a Twitter chat hosted by APC during Earth Day and joined by members of our network and other organisations and individuals.Language English
Digital Services Act Human Rights Alliance: Don’t compromise on the protection of fundamental rights in the ongoing negotiations
As the final stage of the trialogue negotiations on the Digital Services Act (DSA) is approaching, ECNL, as part of the DSA Human Rights Alliance, is calling for the Act to truly comply with international human rights standards.
What is the weight of a byte? Who breathes in fumes so that I can stream a film? Who mines for tin while we zoom in? For too long, internet policy makers and tech companies punted their responsibilities towards people and the planet.
Earth Day 2022: “Digital technologies left alone tend to disaster, but they have the potential to improve human activities”
This year's theme of Earth Day is “Invest In Our Planet”, and we showcase how APC members across the world are taking the lead here as well as two landmark publications that point to how we all can contribute to environmental justice and sustainability.Language English
Murambinda Community Network and the Integral Kumusha: “We feel we’re creating a movement that will be unstoppable”
What does it take for communities to make change happen? Discover the elements that make it possible for community networks to emerge and enable rural development in Zimbabwe.Language English
Media Awareness and Justice Initiative joins the APC network: “This network is very strategic as it continually adds value to members through technical, collaborative and financial support”
Meet new APC member MAJI in Nigeria, an initiative that supports independent media projects, the development of innovative ICTs for community use and promotes participatory citizen journalism initiatives to increase transparency and accountability.Language English
Digital cooperation will be crucial if we want ICTs to focus on the public good, and this column outlines some opportunities, threats, and paths forward for this.
Seeding Change: Uganda-based organisation Unwanted Witness on promoting online inclusion of the most vulnerable
Uganda's new digital ID system has increased exclusion among the most vulnerable. To better understand what this entails and how to address it, we talked to Unwanted Witness on human rights online in Uganda, the region and beyond.
The meta-research project formed part of the broader Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN) project led by APC and created a feminist space for dialogue to explore the complexities of doing internet research.
Feminist By Design is ambitious in its title and aims. The journal showcases research journeys, findings and feminist intentions, bringing together a diverse group of researchers from around the world who were part of the Feminist Internet Research Network (FIRN).