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Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 32nd session Geneva 12 June 2016 Deborah Brown (APC); Deniz Duru Aydin and Peter Micek (Access Now)

The 32nd session of the Human Rights Council is taking place from 13 June to 1 July 2016 in Geneva. This session will be a significant one for internet rights, as the HRC will renew the bi-annual resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet. First passed in 2...

Attacks on social movements increase online, tech support comes to the rescue
Attacks on social movements increase online, tech support comes to the rescue 04 June 2016 Kendra Moyer for APCNews

In August 2015, a series of DDoS attacks that lasted for weeks targeted reproductive rights organisations in the United States. Websites including those of the National Network of Abortion Funds were inaccessible for mere hours due to the diligence and outspoken support of May First/People Link (MFP...

AlterMundi, APC's new member in Argentina: "Let's talk about extending the internet infrastructure"
AlterMundi, APC's new member in Argentina: "Let's talk about extending the internet infrastructure" 26 May 2016 Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews

AlterMundi in action in Córdoba, Argentina. Photos: AlterMundi AlterMundi is, in the words of its members, “a network of activists, working with people with no knowledge of networks or information technology so that they can construct and maintain their own communications systems.” In other wor...

What is the state of digital security and digital rights advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa?
What is the state of digital security and digital rights advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa? 24 May 2016 APC

Source: Global Voices Advocacy During the “Arab Spring” of 2011, the internet was a space for mobilisation. Since then, it has become a space for oppression of activism and dissent as well, with the governments of numerous countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA, Maghreb-Machrek in A...

Point of View, APC's new member in India: “We're kindred spirits – we care about the same things”
Point of View, APC's new member in India: “We're kindred spirits – we care about the same things” 23 May 2016 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

Point of View is a Mumbai-based non-profit organisation that brings the perspectives of women into community, social, cultural and public domains through media, art and culture. They work across five programme areas, on groundbreaking topics: Fighting For Headspace (to place the broad concept of gen...