“Because of the internet, I have been able to help women in Pakistan,” says blogger


As 2015 sees the developing world having stronger access to the internet than the developed nations, it is especially troubling that the gender gap is wider in the developing countries.

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF): A victory for freedom of expression


Court Judgment on 66 A: A victory for freedom of expression

“Freedom of expression can be defined in three aspects: Discussion, Advocacy and Incitement.” This historic statement was made today by Justice Nariman, declaring the complete victory of freedom of speech in India.

Unlocking sexual rights and the internet


On 3-5 February, the APC Women’s Rights Programme met with country partners of the Sexual Rights Project to discuss and plan activities for the year ahead. How do we organise and advocate making the links between sexual rights and internet rights?

La Lucha: The story of Lucha Castro and human rights in Mexico

Front Line Defenders announces the release of “La Lucha: The story of Lucha Castro and human rights in Mexico”, published by Verso Books.

La Lucha is the first in a series of nonfiction graphic novels from Front Line Defenders documenting the stories of human rights defenders at risk around the world.

La Lucha recou

Hello, APC!

Johannesburg, South Africa

Being chosen as the 2015 Google fellow was and still is a surreal moment for me. Especially because I did not expect it and never thought out all the applicants I would be chosen. I would like to share my journey with you as to how I landed this great opportunity.

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Net Mundial Initiative should support a strong IGF, democratic and bottom-up processes


On 20 February, APC submitted its input to the consultation on the NETmundial Initative (NMI) terms of reference. The input affirmed APC’s principled stance towards supporting inclusive, transparent and democratic spaces in internet governance working in the public interest.

Oh, the places we went!

South Africa

Oh the places we went!

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

Some took to the skies and some to the road, and the APC team was off to work, to play, to be amazed at the bush, and to know each other more dee

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