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Ecuador's new Communications Law: Progress on access and spectrum allocation, but a reverse for freedom of expression MONTEVIDEO 27 June 2013 AL for APCNews

Ecuador’s National Assembly approved the new Organic Law on Communications on Friday June 14. If the nation’s president sanctions the law within 30 days, it will mark the end of a four-year process that began when communication was enshrined as a right in the 2008 Constitution. APC and o...

APC leaders inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame Montreal 26 June 2013 Mallory Knodel for APCNews

APC Executive Director Anriette Esterhusyen and Finance Manager Karen Banks have been inducted by the Internet Society (ISOC) into the Internet Hall of Fame along with 30 others. ISOC announced on Wednesday that Esterhuysen and Banks were honoured in the category of Global Connectors as individuals ...

Freedom Online Coalition: Governments should take action to protect rights
Freedom Online Coalition: Governments should take action to protect rights 25 June 2013 for APCNews

This is a call to governments from APC and other civil society organisations. This call was presented during the closing ceremony of the Freedom Online Conference that took place in Tunis between June 17-18. This call captures the “sense of the room” at the Justice Tent (picture) that wa...

Mike Jensen joins APC's policy programme
Mike Jensen joins APC's policy programme 18 June 2013 Mallory Knodel for APCNews

In an off-the-grid housing complex nestled in the Atlantic rain forest in rural Bahia, Brazil, Mike Jensen, a founding affiliate of APC, works from his outdoor office on global internet access policy. Residing about 200 km south of Salvador, he drives two hours, partially along dirt roads, to the ne...

US-based surveillance and data collection: New UN report provides guidance on PRISM
US-based surveillance and data collection: New UN report provides guidance on PRISM 13 June 2013 Shawna Finnegan and Carly Nyst for APCNews and Privacy International

At the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, released his latest report – an analysis of the implications of States’ surveillance of communications on the exercise of the human rights to privacy and to freedom o...

#FBrape campaign and the necessary debate
#FBrape campaign and the necessary debate 11 June 2013 Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org

The Take action to end gender-based violence on Facebook, or #FBrape campaign, co-signed by the APC Women´s Rights Programme, triggered interesting, timely and necessary debates around freedom of expression, censorship, privacy and intermediary liability. Read the collection of GenderIT.org Feminis...