Security and privacy

Exposed: Civil society condemns use of Pegasus in El Salvador to spy on journalists and activists
Exposed: Civil society condemns use of Pegasus in El Salvador to spy on journalists and activists 19 January 2022 Various

The undersigned organisations condemn the use of NSO Group’s Pegasus technology in El Salvador for the surveillance of journalists and civil society, as initially flagged by local independent media and confirmed through a joint investigation by global and regional civil society organisations.

Hashtag Palestine 2021
Hashtag Palestine 2021 18 January 2022 7amleh - the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

The seventh annual report “Hashtag Palestine” illuminates the digital rights violations of Palestinians and pro-Palestinian advocates online, at the hands of the three authorities as well as different social media companies in relation to the escalations and developments on the ground.

Over 100 public interest organisations and experts urge the UN to include human rights safeguards in proposed cybercrime convention
Over 100 public interest organisations and experts urge the UN to include human rights safeguards in proposed cybercrime convention 14 January 2022 Various

A joint letter urges members of the UN Ad Hoc Committee drafting a potential Cybercrime Treaty to ensure that human rights protections are included at every step and global civil society is provided opportunities to participate in the development process.

IAWRT-K joins the APC network: "We recognise the rich networking opportunities and the possibility of building synergy through advocacy and partnerships"
IAWRT-K joins the APC network: "We recognise the rich networking opportunities and the possibility of building synergy through advocacy and partnerships" 13 January 2022 APCNews

Meet the International Association of Women in Radio and Television - Kenya (IAWRT-K), a Nairobi-based chapter of the global non-profit and one of the recent additions to the APC member network.

APC statement at the virtual, informal consultative discussion with the Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
APC statement at the virtual, informal consultative discussion with the Chair of the Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security 17 December 2021 APC

In this statement, APC calls on the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) to recognise that existing and emerging cyber threats impact differently on groups subject to intersecting forms of discrimination, including women and people of diverse sexualities and gender expressions.

The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities
The strength of a network: A look back on how APC members have been seeding change in their communities 15 December 2021 APCNews

in 2021, we highlighted 27 stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. These stories demonstrate that listening to multiple voices and learning from positive impacts made locally are important ways to keep seeding and harvesting change.

Joint NGO letter urging EU targeted sanctions against NSO Group
Joint NGO letter urging EU targeted sanctions against NSO Group 03 December 2021 Various

Following revelations that Israeli NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware was used to hack the devices of six Palestinian human rights activists, we urge the EU to take serious and effective measures against NSO Group, including its designation under the EU’s global human rights sanctions regime.

APC guidelines on planning and designing online events: A collection of practices and learnings
APC guidelines on planning and designing online events: A collection of practices and learnings 30 November 2021 APC

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. 

APC joins virtual global dialogue Tech for Democracy 2021
APC joins virtual global dialogue Tech for Democracy 2021 08 November 2021 APCNews

APC will engage in five days of multistakeholder dialogue on how technology can support democracy and human rights, through leading two sessions and sharing remarks during the opening and closing plenaries of the event.

What can digital surveillance teach us about online gender-based violence?
What can digital surveillance teach us about online gender-based violence? 01 November 2021 Mardiya Siba Yahaya for GenderIT.org

Mardiya Siba Yahaya argues that digital surveillance is part of gendered and racist disciplinary structures that manifest in specific forms of online gender-based violence experienced by Black Muslim women influencers.

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