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WSIS Prizes 2017: Vote for these projects!

24 April 2017 (APC for APCNews)

The voting for the WSIS Prize 2017 is open and APC is part of three of the nominated initiatives.

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Save the date: South Africa to host Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 27-29 September 2017

JOHANNESBURG 21 April 2017 (APC for APCNews)

FIFAfrica convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing internet freedom on the continent.

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French "right to be forgotten" ruling could be devastating for freedom of expression globally

19 April 2017 (APC for APCNews)

APC joined 17 NGOs from across the globe in a legal submission before France’s highest court, raising serious concerns about a ruling of France’s data protection authority on the “right to be forgotten”.

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APC seeks experienced finance associate

12 April 2017 (APCNews)

The successful candidate will join the APC finance team with the responsibility to carry out specific financial and administration tasks under the supervision of the finance manager. The deadline for applications is 28 April.

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APC is looking for a publications and multimedia coordinator

12 April 2017 (APCNews)

APC is looking for someone with a background in strategic communications, multimedia design skills, and experience in coordinating the production of print and digital publications to join its communications team. The deadline for applications is 25 April!

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Measuring women's rights online in the Philippines

11 April 2017 (APC for Foundation for Media Alternatives)

How do we measure women’s rights online? Even if women have access, what kind of environment are they able to access online? Are digital spaces safe for women? These are some of the questions APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives addressed in its digital gender report card on the Philippines’ progress in closing the digital gender gap.

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APC statement on emerging tension between corporate interests and users' digital rights

9 April 2017 (APC for APCNews)

APC is concerned over the adoption of encrypted media extensions (EME) by the main international standards-setting body for the web, the World Wide Web Consortium, a controversial move which would lead to excessive information controls and introduce security vulnerabilities.

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APC IMPACT call for national research consultant: Research on criminalisation of expression on the internet

8 April 2017 (APCNews)

APC is undertaking research on the criminalisation of expression in India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Myanmar, and is calling for civil society organisations, researchers and lawyers from each of the abovementioned countries to carry out the research. The deadline for applications is 21 April 2017.

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APC IMPACT call for regional coordinator consultant: Research on criminalisation of expression on the internet

8 April 2017 (APCNews)

APC is undertaking research on the criminalisation of expression in India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Myanmar, and is calling for researchers with a firm background in ICT laws and policies from the abovementioned countries to coordinate the research. The deadline for applications is 21 April 2017.

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Storify: RightsCon 2017

BRUSSELS 3 April 2017 (APC)

APC joined organisations, tech companies, universities, startups and governments from 95 countries attending the 2017 RightsCon taking place in Brussels, Belgium, on 29-31 March.

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APC at RightsCon 2017

25 March 2017 (APCNews)

APC will be joining the organisations, tech companies, universities, startups and governments from 95 countries attending the 2017 RightsCon taking place in Brussels, Belgium, on 29-31 March. Check out session highlights here!

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Bridging the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective

GENEVA 22 March 2017 (APC for APCNews)

In this submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, APC explores the human rights implications of the gender digital divide for women and girls and offers possible solutions to bridging the divide from a human rights perspective, highlighting APC’s work in this area.

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Giving my spirit voice: Interview with Helen Nyinakiiza

18 March 2017 (Namita Aavriti for GenderIT.org)

Helen Nyinakiiza, a digital security trainer for human rights defenders and consultant for Amnesty’s Panic Button project, recently joined the APC network as an individual member.

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Applications for APC's small and project member grants are open!

10 March 2017 (APC)

The APC member grants programme offers three types of grants which are available to our organisational members. They support initiatives that contribute to implementing APC’s strategic priorities for the current period. Applications must be submitted by 16 April 2017. Read more!

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The constellations in internet history: A conversation with Ian Peter, founder of Pegasus Networks

8 March 2017 (APC for APCNews)

APCNews interviewed internet pioneer and historian Ian Peter, founder of Australia’s first public internet provider and founding director of APC, who recently formally joined the APC network as an individual member.

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HRC 34: "International borders are not zones of exclusion or exception for human rights obligations"

8 March 2017 (APCNews)

In the oral statement delivered by APC’s Deborah Brown as part of the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children at the Human Rights Council 34th Session, APC manifested its concerns over reports that the United States government is demanding visitors provide access to their electronic devices as well as passcodes to those devices and online accounts at points of entry.

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Welcoming Chelsea Manning home at the Internet Freedom Festival

6 March 2017 (APCNews)

Between 6 and 10 March a large part of the APC community will be in Valencia, Spain for the Internet Freedom Festival, discussing internet rights with hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical community. We think this is the perfect occasion to throw a welcome party for Chelsea Manning. Will you join us?

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APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017

VALENCIA 4 March 2017 (APC for APCNews)

The Internet Freedom Festival, which takes place in Valencia, Spain on a yearly basis, has become one of the main events for civil society to gather around issues of surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. Check out this list of the events in which APC is involved and join us!

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Happening soon! Global South Mixer Party in Valencia

VALENCIA 3 March 2017 (APC and Derechos Digitales for APCNews)

Are you part of a project, campaign or initiative that you would like to share with us, or do you want to network, look for allies and partners? Then the Global South Mixer Party organised by APC and Derechos Digitales at the Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain is the perfect space to do so. If you are interested, read more!

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New GenderIT.org edition: Gender, Labour, Technology

1 March 2017 (GenderIT.org)

This GenderIT.org edition examines how gendered labour is embedded in the making of digital devices in the hardware industries spread across Asia, and how inequities of gender and other dynamics of caste, race, ethnicity continue to play a role in allegedly emancipated corporate spaces across the globe. As we further delve into looking at gendered labour, we realise it is not absence but invisibilising of labour, and even further that it is often extraction and exploitation.

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