APNG is a community platform and a gathering space for those interested in the Internet space in the most challenging of circumstances. It is an opportunity designed to bring practitioners across stakeholder lines together, in order to generate an agenda for a respecting digital future. As hosts, our number one priority in planning APNG evetns is to ensure that we take all necessary and appropriate steps to protect vulnerable and at risk groups. It is our commitment that APNG should be and remain a safe space for open discussions without fear of intimidation or threat of reprisal. Below are some important considerations and processes that we have developed to ensure that APNG continues to be a space that is both inclusive and safe.
APNG organises public event, meaning that anyone can register and attend. While this public registration allows us to be inclusive and representative of diverse voices, we recognize, on the other hand, the potential implications this may have for participants who have taken considerable risk to be present and participate. In order to facilitate a shared space that is safe and productive, we will provide specific guidelines on how to engage ahead of every convening.
During in-person APNG events, participants are issued a name tage upon arrival that include their first name, last name, and affiliation. In an online event, participants will not have a name tag, and as a result, we request all participants refrain from filming, photographing, or posting on social media about any other participant without their express permission.
While APNG is open community space, APNG Leadership Team do reserve the right to revoke access, confiscate credentials, temporarily pause access to the platform, or otherwise deny entry or restrict entry to APNG spaces, at any time. We may take these steps in the event that an individual or their organization:
In all cases, this decision will be a thoughtful and considered action and the decision to revoke access to APNG community space will be taken very seriously.
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