Since 10 am on Thursday 1 August 2013, connectivity problems at the data centre where APC servers are hosted through our member, GreenNet, affected most of our websites, email and mailing lists. This appears to be caused by a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, and a loss of routing to GreenNet’s network.
Has the internet become an indispensable tool for feminist and LGBTQI advocacy? How savvy are sexual rights activists in handling the legal and technical issues that come along when they use the internet? How do they negotiate online threats and restrictions? Activists from around the world addressed these and other questions through a global online survey.
APC stands in solidarity with Bradley Manning, a whistleblower who has been convicted in a military court on Espionage Act violations after leaking intelligence information on the Iraq War, where he worked in information systems as an intelligence analyst.
APC has joined other 150 organisations in their appeal to US President Obama to drop charges against whistleblower Edward Snowden, update the Whistleblower Protection Act and pass a media shield law.
APC wrote an analysis of the latest communication’s law in Ecuador for the newsletter Digital Rights, focusing on both problems and opportunities that its implementation will imply.
APC and other civil society organisations are concerned about the different treatment that the United States gives to non-U.S. persons, who are excluded from existing protections against surveillance targeting. Join them and sign the petition.
APC has a new member from Latin America that has been working during the last years for more equal intellectual property policies in the country, regionally and globally. We talked with Claudio Ruiz and Alberto Cerda about the history and the present of the orgnanisation.
The latest GenderIT edition draws on the groundbreaking survey of APC’s EROTICS project and probes specific realities in different countries, including the value of the internet in sexual rights advocacy, online challenges faced by sexual rights activists and the role of network building in resisting online threats and content regulation.
The Fair Deal Coalition has launched “Your Digital Future”, a new initiative that will give internet users a platform to discuss what copyright should look like under the TPP.
Jordanians speak up and take action against the government’s attempts to regulate and licence online “news websites”. Internet freedom activists have stressed the law’s restriction on freedom of expression and have called the licencing scheme that the law proposes obsolete and undemocratic.
APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign joins the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, which in July is dedicated to promoting “Cyber Space as Safe Space for Women and Girls.” Join the action!
Responding to claims made by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), that Facebook is assisting the government to filter and block “undesirable” content, Bytes for All, Pakistan has written an open letter to the Global Network Initiative (GNI), of which Facebook is a member, seeking support to investigate these claims.
The New Zealand Human Rights Commission’s funding is under threat after the Commission commented on the human rights issues proposed in the new surveillance law.
Call for Participation: Online Training Programme on Internet Governance and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Deadline for applications for the IGMENA online training programme is next Monday, 22 July 2013. All public and private sector employees as well as bloggers, journalists, human rights activists, scholars, researchers and students interested in internet governance in the Middle East and North Africa should apply!
Participants from more than fifteen African countries successfully completed a three-day training event organised the NEPAD Agency’s e-Africa Programme and APC.
APC News interviews Sylvie Niombo of AZUR Développement about the Africatti project whose objective is to hold governments accountable for the fight against gender-based violence. Niombo describes the lack of policies on gender-based violence in Congo-Brazzaville and its effect on access by women to justice for gender-based violence.
The APC and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency–e-Africa Programme are proud to present the first African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 10-12 July 2013.
Privacy International’s Carly Nyst talks about PI’s legal action against the British government for co-operating with the US’ NSA/Prism programme and the Orwellian Investigatory Powers Tribunal, an opaque layer of the British legal system.
On 30 June Edward Snowden’s leaks revealed that the NSA has tapped 38 embassies and missions in Washington, D.C. including the South Korean Embassy. The government of South Korean needs to take action on behalf of its citizens, who are among the victims of this global scandal. Jinbonet has translated into English its call to action on behalf of civil society in South Korea.
From July 3-5, activists, academics, government and private sector representatives are gathered together at the sixth WAIFG in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire. APC is presenting its work on TV White Spaces and innovative use of spectrum. Follow it on Twitter: #WAIGF