For those of us who have access to it, the internet has become an essential part of our daily information and communication needs. However millions of people still do not have affordable, reliable or sufficient connectivity. APC believes the internet is a global public good. Founded in 1990, we are an international network and non-profit organisation that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to improve our lives and create a more just world.

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Online privacy, surveillance and warfare discussed at Pakistan Cyberspace Conference

ISLAMABAD 4 March 2015 (APC for APCNews)

“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.

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APC at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

PERGAMINO 3 March 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Between 9 and 20 March, APC’s Women’s Rights Programme members will be attending the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. This year the main focus of the session will be on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which turns 20. How far have we come, and how can you participate?

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Anonymity and encryption are key to freedom of expression

26 February 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC urges UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye to reaffirm the freedom to use encryption technology and communicate anonymously.

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GISWatch report on surveillance launched in ten countries

MOPANI 7 February 2015 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

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.

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APC stands in solidarity with Sudanese journalists, calls on government to drop charges against Madeeha Abdalla

29 January 2015 (APC for APCNews)

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.

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New GenderIT.org edition: Exploring remedies for technology-based violence against women

29 January 2015 (GenderIT.org for GenderIT.org)

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.

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Everything you need to know about the WSIS+10 review

28 January 2015 (Deborah Brown and Lea Kaspar (Global Partners Digital) for APCNews)

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.

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Gender and Tech Pop-up Institute: New approaches to privacy and security

28 January 2015 (Tactical Technology Collective)

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.

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APC at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit

MADRID 15 January 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

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.

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How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders?

22 December 2014 (APCNews)

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.

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GISWatch reports: Monitoring ICT for development, democracy and social justice

MADRID 18 December 2014 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

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.

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APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped

MADRID 17 December 2014 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

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.

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Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists

10 December 2014 (APCNews)

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.

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Statement on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society

5 December 2014 (APC for APCNews)

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.

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African School on Internet Governance: Networking with empowered actors from across Africa

MADRID 4 December 2014 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

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.

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