A poor understanding of digital inequality continues to lead to inadequate and counterproductive policies. This column discusses six themes that could improve policymakers’ understanding of the nuances behind this persistent inequality and disconnect.
In its 10th anniversary, the Internet Hall of Fame recently inducted APC co-founder Carlos Afonso. We interviewed Afonso about this honour, his hopes for the internet in Brazil and beyond, radical interventions needed in the world of ICTs, and more.
What do you need to consider when designing an online event? What are the core principles for safer and more accessible events? APC has collected its learnings from over 30 years of online work in this new guide, which covers everything from initial planning to going live to winding down.
Frederick Noronha, co-founder of APC member Bytes for All Bangladesh, participated in the 2021 Creative Commons Global Summit and has shared a few links to a selection of diverse and exciting initiatives that were introduced at the event.
"With APC, we have experienced a network whose technology and community initiatives seek equitable knowledge communities, with a special emphasis on the global South," said Servelots, which first joined the APC community as a partner organisation in its community networks initiative.
How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? For CITAD, this has manifested in the development of numerous projects aimed at bridging digital divides and empowering local communities in Nigeria.
Between August 2018 and October 2020, APC’s partners carried out this regional survey related to sexuality on the internet in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. This publication is based on the country regional surveys conducted in local languages by EROTICS partners and focal points.
We call on governments, industry, multilateral institutions, civil society and international financial institutions to close the digital divide by putting people at the centre of our approach to achieving meaningful connectivity for everyone.
This policy brief presents the findings from an evidence-based study that examines the gendered aspects to women’s internet access on mobile broadband connections in Uganda.
This year, governments in the Middle East and North Africa have continued to shut down and throttle the internet during grade and high school examinations. So far, governments in Jordan, Syria, Algeria, and Sudan have disrupted the internet during examinations.