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The constellations in internet history: A conversation with Ian Peter, founder of Pegasus Networks 08 March 2017 for APCNews

Do you remember 1989? It was a year of political turning points in history: the first Brazilian presidential elections in 29 years, after the end of the military dictatorship in 1985; the beginning of the end for the apartheid regime in South Africa; the fall of the Eastern Bloc, with the opening of...

APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017 04 March 2017 for APCNews

The Internet Freedom Festival (IFF), 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. Hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical community...

Happening soon! Global South Mixer Party in Valencia
Happening soon! Global South Mixer Party in Valencia 03 March 2017 for APC and Derechos Digitales

The Association for Progressive Communications and Derechos Digitales are delighted to invite organisations from the global South to participate in the Global South Mixer Party, to take place at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017 in Valencia, Spain, on Thursday 9 March at 19:30 in Patio Naranjos. W...

New GenderIT.org edition: Gender, Labour, Technology
New GenderIT.org edition: Gender, Labour, Technology 01 March 2017 GenderIT.org

This edition on gender, labour and technology examines how gendered labour is embedded in the making of digital devices in the hardware industries spread across Asia, how inequities of gender and other dynamics of caste, race and ethnicity continue to play a role in allegedly emancipated corporate s...

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 34th session
Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 34th session 24 February 2017 Deborah Brown (APC); Elena Goldstein and Peter Micek (Access Now) for APCNews

The 34th session of the Human Rights Council will take place from 27 February to 24 March 2017 in Geneva. Internet rights remain at the forefront of the HRC agenda, with the Council scheduled to debate a new resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age. The HRC will also review reports by t...

Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders
Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders 17 February 2017 Various for APCNews

In a joint letter sent to High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration, and UN experts, a group of organisations urged these authorities to investigate r...

Roots with wings: Changes in APC senior management
Roots with wings: Changes in APC senior management 16 February 2017 APC for APCNews

On 1 April 2017 APC’s current deputy executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, will assume the position of executive director (ED). Anriette Esterhuysen will step down as ED and assume a position as director of advocacy. Anriette Esterhuysen has been the executive director of the Association for Pro...

Women in tech: We want to share your stories!
Women in tech: We want to share your stories! 13 February 2017 TBTT for Take Back the Tech!

As a woman or non-binary person, have you faced discrimination in the tech industry? How did you find support? Did the experience change you? What advice do you have for other women, queer, and non-binary folks – or for the IT sector to help them get their act together? On 23 February tech compani...