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HRC41: Oral statement by Derechos Digitales and APC during the adoption of the Universal Periodic Review of Chile

Oral statement delivered during the 41st session of the Human Rights Council, focusing on UPR recommendations related to the impact of digital technologies on the exercise of human rights.

Reaching for the next net: Experiences from the 2019 Internet Freedom Festival and RightsCon

This year, I had the honour of becoming one of the Internet Freedom Festival fellows (my first time attending the IFF!) and attending my third RightsCon, as part of my organisation Open Culture Foundation, with the support of APC’s Member Ex

Feminist leadership transition in APC's Women's Rights Programme

Two of APC’s long-time staff and women’s rights leaders are leaving APC’s Women’s Rights Programme as of 1 July: Jac sm Kee and Dafne Sabanes Plou. A leadership team will take over the coordination of the programme.

Let's go beyond ticking boxes: New edition explores gender and sexuality in internet policy

In this bilingual edition, different voices share what the priorities should be around sexuality and gender and the internet going forward. What does the feminist internet look like for LGBTIQ+ people?

Job opportunity: seeks bilingual content production coordinator

We are looking for a content production coordinator and bilingual Spanish-English editor who will be responsible for producing quality content for and building networks, especially with researchers, activists and practitioners,

HRC41: APC oral statement on violations of human rights in online contexts

Oral statement delivered during the general debate on Item 3 at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council.

How Ghanaian Internet Users Can Protect Themselves From Cyber Attacks

Governments are scrambling to catch the culprits behind the cyber attacks that are disrupting operations at large organizations across the globe. Cyber security experts say the spread of the worm dubbed WannaCry locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries. Ghana lost a total of $50 million dollars to cyber-attack in 2016....

How to Implement ICT4D in Fragile, Violent, and Conflict-Affected Regions

Currently, over two billion people worldwide live in fragile, violent and conflict-affected (FCV) environments. Furthermore, according to the World Bank, the share of the extreme poor living in conflict-affected situations is expected to rise above 50% by 2030. FCV environments dramatically impact development outcomes as conflicts drive 80% of all humanitarian needs – yet it...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 19

Welcome to the 19th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Why Artificial Intelligence Might Owe You Something

Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Chief Data Scientist, UN Global Pulse

Bottom-up Connectivity Strategies: Community-led small-scale telecommunication infrastructure networks in the global South

To document the benefits of, and challenges facing, small-scale, community-based connectivity projects, APC researchers visited 12 rural community networks in the global South in 2018 and studied a number of others through desk research and

Developing an ethical AI framework in Ghana

(Accra, Ghana) UN Global Pulse, together with the Ministry of Communications - Ghana, and the Data Protection Commission - Ghana are hosting a roundtbale discussion to advance efforts for developing an ethical AI framework in Ghana.
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