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Over 100 civil society organisations call on Facebook to implement end-to-end encryption across its platforms

APC joined over a hundred civil society organisations, including over 20 members, in supporting an open letter to Facebook encouraging the company "in n

Open Letter: Facebook’s End-to-End Encryption Plans

Civil society organizations write to encourage Facebook, in no uncertain terms, to continue increasing the end-to-end security across its messaging services.

Artificial Intelligence, People and the Planet

(New York, USA) The event will bring together leading Swedish and U.S. academics, the private sector and UN organizations interested in exploring the risks and opportunities that artificial intelligence poses for sustainability and the 2030 Agenda.

Privacy and Ethical Frameworks of AI for Social Good

(Geneva, Switzerland) The objective of this three-day gathering is to explore how international organizations and other relevant stakeholders can implement privacy and ethical frameworks of artificial intelligence.

Egypt: Stop the crackdown on civil society

At the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) we are alarmed at the crackdown on Egyptian civil society, which has intensified over the past weeks amidst demonstrations calling for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to resign.

Whose deaths matter? New research on Black Lives Matter and media attention

What influences do social movements like Black Lives Matter, MeToo or Occupy have on society as a whole?

Inside the Digital Society

I've been taking time out to reflect on how the 'Information Society' is changing, the changing ways in which it's impacting on the wider world, the ways in which it interacts with other global challenges.

Data and AI for Progress during UNGA

Author: 
Felicia Vacarelu, Communication Specialist, UN Global Pulse

Are we any better at judging right from wrong? Automation in content moderation

Content moderation online is currently done by most social media companies through a mix of automation (or what is sometimes referred to as artificial intelligence or AI) and human moderators.

Civil society organisations present joint end-of-session statement at 42nd Human Rights Council

Civil society organisations presented a joint statement at the 42nd Human Rights Council, noting significant outcomes and sharing recommendations for further consideration.

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition: Promotion of freedom of expression a priority for Southern Africa

Southern African members of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition took part in a strategy-networking meeting held in Windhoek, Namibia, where they stressed the need for advocacy for the respect, recognition and pr
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