“Cyber warfare and cyber security are of immense importance, the government should devise an internet governance policy in Pakistan.” This was one of the conclusions of the Pakistan Cyberspace Conference organised by APC member Bytes for All Pakistan in Islamabad.
APC urges UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye to reaffirm the freedom to use encryption technology and communicate anonymously.
From Bolivia to Senegal, ten Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) authors have organised local launches to highlight national reports on the implications of surveillance in local contexts.
APC stands in solidarity with Sudanese journalists, calls on government to drop charges against Madeeha Abdalla
APC strongly condemns the charges laid against Madeeha Abdalla, which are a clear violation of the universal human rights to freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to information.
In this GenderIT.org edition, our collaborators take a moment to reflect on the first load of findings from the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project research which sheds light on access to justice for survivors of technology-related violence against women. The materials featured in this edition reinforce how we can collectively advocate for a change in online culture through campaigning, education and research.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process and its outcome documents are considered cornerstones of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. This year, as WSIS marks its 10th anniversary, the UN General Assembly is set to evaluate its progress and decide its future.
Organised by Tactical Technology Collective and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), at the beginning of December last year, 76 women and a small group of men – human rights advocates, feminists, techies, activists – descended on an ageing East German ‘Schloss’ (manor house) near the border of Poland for seven days of training, collaboration, discussion, and knowledge exchange.
The open internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements are the foci of the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit that will take place in Cebu, Philippines. APC is participating with two panels and a meeting on the limits and barriers to defend human rights on the internet from a local perspective.
How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders (HRDs) in their work? Who are the major players in internet policy and how can Maghreb-Machrek HRDs effectively engage them? These were the questions discussed at the regional seminar on freedom of expression, freedom of association and the right to the internet, in Marrakesh, Morocco.
GISWatch is an annual report covering the state of the information society from the perspectives of civil society. This year’s key theme is surveillance. Read the report and explore the findings by country.
APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped and for sanctions to be adopted against top Azerbaijani government officials participating in jailing and torturing journalists and free speech activists.
Today, on Human Rights Day, we remember Alaa Abd El Fattah and Bassel Khartabil (aka Bassel Safadi), who are serving arbitrary sentences that will jeopardize their futures as innovative and free thinkers from the Arab region. Break the silence with us today in this global campaign for Alaa, Bassel, and the many others who have been unjustly imprisoned because of their activism.
Statement on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society
The undersigned organisations from civil society welcome the CSTD Secretariat’s draft report on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society.
Forty-five participants from civil society organisations and governments from all over Africa joined the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) on 21-26 November to discuss and come up with joint projects and ideas on these issues.
Just last month, the APC network was joined by a new organisation, eQualit.ie. Based in Montreal, the six-person team develops free/libre and open source software that focuses on privacy, online security and information management. Our network coordinator, Karel Novotný interviewed eQualit.ie’s founder and director Dmitri Vitaliev about their expertise in security and interest in partnering with other APC members.