COVID-19

PeduliLindungi: To care for and protect?
PeduliLindungi: To care for and protect? 04 August 2022 Siti Rochmah Desyana

In Indonesia, the PeduliLindungi app has become synonymous with the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet it poses an unprecedented threat while leaving citizens with little recourse to protect their data. This article is part of the "Pandemic of Control" series by EngageMedia and CommonEdge.

EngageMedia: Introducing the "Pandemic of Control" series
EngageMedia: Introducing the "Pandemic of Control" series 04 August 2022 Andrew Lowenthal

EngageMedia and CommonEdge invited writers, researchers and changemakers to respond to the growing digital authoritarianism – accelerated by COVID-19 – in the Asia-Pacific. The result is a 10-part series featuring insights from Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Australia.

Inside the Digital Society: What impact has COVID had in practice?
Inside the Digital Society: What impact has COVID had in practice? 20 July 2022 David Souter

Two years ago, the assumption was that the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns would have lasting impacts on digitalisation – that they would accelerate the process by which offline turned to online, increase its pace and shift the way we do things towards digital alternatives. But has this happened as much as was expected?

Seeding change: Bytesforall Bangladesh advocates for online education as a fundamental right
Seeding change: Bytesforall Bangladesh advocates for online education as a fundamental right 29 April 2022 APCNews

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.

Omicron travel bans on Africa: “The history of racism, inequalities and discrimination is interwoven with the science”
Omicron travel bans on Africa: “The history of racism, inequalities and discrimination is interwoven with the science” 17 December 2021 APCNews

APC members in Africa respond to the discriminatory travel bans due to Omicron and how we must fight vaccine inequities, disinformation and colonial mindsets.

EXTENDED DEADLINE! GISWatch 2021-2022 call for proposals - COVID-19: Changes to digital rights priorities and strategies
EXTENDED DEADLINE! GISWatch 2021-2022 call for proposals - COVID-19: Changes to digital rights priorities and strategies 24 November 2021

The 2021-2022 edition of GISWatch asks how the COVID-19 pandemic changed or shaped the ways in which civil society organisations do their advocacy work around digital technology-related issues, including digital rights, and how digital rights advocacy priorities have shifted.

Seeding change: VOICE takes a grassroots approach to battle misinformation around COVID-19
Seeding change: VOICE takes a grassroots approach to battle misinformation around COVID-19 02 September 2021 APCNews

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives with the support of APC subgranting? With the global health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacting vulnerable communities, VOICE works on the ground to deliver critical communications and local support.

APC and Derechos Digitales submission to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues  (CWG-Internet)
APC and Derechos Digitales submission to the ITU Council Working Group on International Internet-related Public Policy Issues (CWG-Internet) 24 August 2021 APC and Derechos Digitales

APC and Derechos Digitales welcome the opportunity to contribute to the open consultation on “The role of the Internet and international Internet-related public policy in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and possible future pandemics” organised by the ITU's CWG-Internet.

Joint non-governmental stakeholders statement: Ensuring an IGF 2021 hybrid format that strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation around the globe
Joint non-governmental stakeholders statement: Ensuring an IGF 2021 hybrid format that strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation around the globe 10 August 2021 Various

Civil society organisations encourage IGF organisers to continue to privilege the remote modality of meeting until the pandemic is under control in all parts of the world, and clear and inclusive rules and practices are adopted concerning vaccination and travel restrictions.

EXPOSÉ: Data rights in the time of COVID-19
EXPOSÉ: Data rights in the time of COVID-19 23 July 2021 APCNews

EXPOSÉ is a new online publication from the Foundation for Media Alternatives that shines a light on the themes of privacy and data protection in the Philippine context. Its first issue focuses on privacy and data protection concerns surfaced or highlighted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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