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Sekoetlane Phamodi, APC’s new Africa policy coordinator: “Women are holding knives by their blades”

13 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

African internet rights are at the core of APC’s work and will take another step forward with our new Africa policy regional coordinator, Sekoetlane Phamodi, who just joined APC.

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Groundbreaking report on the shrinking spaces for online freedom of assembly and association in Pakistan

11 January 2017 (APC for Bytes for All, Pakistan)

Pakistan has launched a new report that focuses on local and international advocacy initiatives to improve Pakistan’s compliance with international human rights law and practices in relation to freedom of assembly and association online.

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Reshaping the internet for women

9 January 2017 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Even in 2015 the contribution by women to Wikipedia, one of the largest repositories online of organised knowledge about the world, had not reached 25% of the total. Most of the content online comes from the global North, specifically from white male contributors in North America. What needs to be done to ensure diversity, localisation and gender parity in content online? APCNews speaks to Anasuya Sengupta and Siko Bouterse from Whose Knowledge? project to find out more.

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What do we want to accomplish in 2017?

3 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

At APC, we will keep working on promoting access to a free and open internet to improve our lives and create a more just world. What does this mean specifically and what do we wish to accomplish in 2017?

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APC subgrant supports advocacy to solve internet access problems in Cameroon

22 December 2016 (Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews)

APC member organisation PROTEGE QV is hosting a training workshop on strategies to push for a faster internet in Cameroon, using the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms as one of the tools for this advocacy.

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New report analyses DDoS attacks against Black Lives Matter website

MONTREAL 19 December 2016 (eQualit.ie for APCNews)

A new report from APC member organisation eQualit.ie reveals more than a hundred separate denial-of-service attacks against the official Black Lives Matter website in a seven-month period.

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Spotlight on national and regional initiatives at the global IGF

GUADALAJARA 15 December 2016 (APC for APCNoticias)

National and Regional Internet Governance Forum initiatives are organic and independent formations that discuss issues pertaining to internet governance from the perspective of their respective communities, while acting in accordance with the main principles of the global Internet Governance Forum. During a plenary session at the 2016 IGF in Guadalajara, representatives of NRIs around the world shared stories of progress made, challenges faced, and success achieved.

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Economic, Social, Cultural Rights and the Internet: The Feminist Take

14 December 2016 (GenderIT.org)

Does internet technology make the realisation of economic, social, cultural rights a stronger possibility, especially for women and gender nonconforming people? This is the question that the GenderIT.org edition on ESC rights and the internet seeks to answer. The GISWatch report on ESC rights looks at various contexts around the world of how the internet has acted largely as an enabler for ESC rights, and sometimes as a dis-abler or rather a selective enabler, that widens the gaps around existing axis of social and economic difference.

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What happened at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico?

GUADALAJARA 14 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, between 5-9 December 2016. internet governance stakeholders from all over the world gathered around the overall theme of “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”.

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IGF 2016 - Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa policy brief

GUADALAJARA 5 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

With the annual Internet Governance Forum kicking off this week in Guadalajara, Mexico, we developed a guide for participants from the Middle East and North Africa, identifying sessions on themes relevant in the region: human rights, security, trade, and the internet economy.

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GISWatch: An annual snapshot of the information society, 10 years running

3 December 2016 (Florencia Roveri, from Nodo TAU for APCNews)

Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) has reached its 10th edition, providing the international community with yearly reports on the state of the constantly evolving information society from the perspective of local civil society organisations and experts from all around the world.

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APC's priorities for IGF 2016

2 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico on 5-9 December 2016. This document provides a roundup of key internet-related policy developments since the 2015; APC’s priorities for IGF 2016 in the areas of access, human rights, gender and cybersecurity; our reflections on strengthening the Forum and related institutions; and APC’s key activities.

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APC at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum

1 December 2016 (APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 6 to 9 December 2016. This page is your go-to resource, compiling all the events hosted and co-organised by APC, a schedule of events in which APC and members are participating, and a how-to brief to support the coverage of the event.

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APC at the 2016 IGF: Event coverage

GUADALAJARA 1 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.” At APC, we have been involved in the IGF since its inception, using it as a time for our community to come together, share experiences, challenges and successes, and work together to build internet governance policies for social justice and human rights.

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Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

KUALA LUMPUR 1 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC, along with Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation, India strongly condemn the harassment of human rights defenders in Malaysia by raiding the office of Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and confiscating important documents.

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#KeepitOn: Joint letter on the internet and the election in Gambia

30 November 2016 (Various for APCNews)

In a letter signed by several organisations to President Yahya Jammeh, they urgently request the stability and openness of the internet to be ensured during the forthcoming elections in Gambia on December 1, after receiving unconfirmed reports through a variety of sources that the government of Gambia intends to shut down the internet. We implore you to keep the internet on.

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Disco-tech Guadalajara: Join us in this pre-IGF event on community networks

GUADALAJARA 29 November 2016 (APC for APCNews)

The Internet Governance Forum will take place on 6-10 December in Guadalajara, Mexico. On 5 December, APC will host the event Disco-tech Guadalajara, under the theme “Community Networks: Civil society’s efforts to improve connectivity in local communities”.

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Digital Storytelling: All our stories are true and they are ours!

29 November 2016 (Jennifer Radloff for GenderIT.org)

“It is a revolutionary act to take control of our voices and the technology to speak of our own lives,” says Jennifer Radloff in this article for GenderIT.org, in which she explains the methodology, the process, and the importance of digital storytelling. For the full stories, visit our new digital storytelling platform at stories.apc.org!

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A Better Connection – Community Networks @ IGF 2016

28 November 2016 (APC and ISOC for APCNews)

This year at the IGF in Guadalajara, Mexico, a variety of activities are being held to raise awareness of community networking models and there are a number of events that relate closely to the topic. We have assembled them here to help those who want to attend some if not all of them.

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GISWatch 2016 on economic, social and cultural rights and the internet coming soon!

26 November 2016 (APC)

This year’s Global Information Society Watch report, to be launched on 9 December at the Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico, explores the ways in which the internet is being used – or could be used – to realise economic, social and cultural rights around the world.

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