News

Now in Spanish: Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders

MONTREAL 11 March 2013 (MK for APCNews)

APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign just released a long-awaited Spanish version of its “Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders.” Now a completely bilingual resource for human rights defenders, the interactive website publication is available in Spanish at http://derechos.apc.org/infoseguridad.

0
Your rating: None

Bytes for All receives Avon Global Communications Award for local Take Back the Tech! campaign

ISLAMABAD 8 March 2013 (Bytes for All)

The Take Back the Tech! local campaign developed by APC member Bytes for All, Pakistan won the “innovative campaign award” from the Avon Foundation. B4A says they will continue to work on strengthening women’s use of technology to raise awareness and combat violence against women in Pakistan.

5
Your rating: None Average: 5 (3 votes)

An EROTICS call: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights

PERGAMINO 7 March 2013 (FF for APCNews)

Are you member of a non-governmental or a community-based organisation? Are you an academic or a researcher? Do you work within networks or coalitions? Are you an independent blogger? If you are a sexuality rights activist and you use the internet in your work, this call is for you.

5
Your rating: None Average: 5 (3 votes)

You are every women: A video on technology-related violence against women

6 March 2013 (Bytes for All)

This video was developed by Bytes for All Pakistan, a country partner in the Association for Progressive Communication’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online.” “Don´t cover the crimes of your harassers and report them to bring a change” is the key message of this outstanding video.

0
Your rating: None

“What is your price for the night?” – From ‘sexual strangers’ to ‘sexual citizens’ using ICTs

6 March 2013 (Shehla Rashid for Internet Democracy Project)

#EROTICSIndia was organised in Delhi recently by the Internet Democracy Project with APC and Point of View from Mumbai. During the many outstanding sessions developed during the encounter, it was clear that sexual and gender minorities are using the internet to advocate for sexual citizenship.

0
Your rating: None

Using open spectrum in Africa to improve access with wireless broadband

5 March 2013 (BBC News)

At an event hosted by APC, WAPA and Google Africa in October 2011, government officials, regulators, and industry leaders gathered to discuss the benefits of TV white spaces (TVWS). In a recent piece on this emerging issue, “TV’s white spaces connecting rural Africa” BBC News highlights outcomes from the spectrum workshop and potential unprecedented impacts on access.

0
Your rating: None

On International Sex Worker Rights Day, sign our petition to the UN

MONTREAL 1 March 2013 (MK for APC)

This Sunday, 3 March 2012, is International Sex Worker Rights Day. As part of an ongoing campaign, APC’s projects Internet Rights are Human Rights and Take Back the Tech! are circulating a petition to protect sex workers’ rights that we will send to the UN this month. Sign it today!

0
Your rating: None

APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York

PERGAMINO 27 February 2013 (FF for APCNews)

The fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013 under the theme “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The APC Women’s Rights Programme has a full agenda at the event as part of its advocacy efforts supporting women’s and internet rights.

0
Your rating: None

E-waste in Latin America: The dark side of ICTs?

27 February 2013 (Valeria Betancourt for Info 25)

While the benefits of the widespread use and applications of ICTs are many, there are also negative impacts, such as those associated with the growth in the amount of e-waste that call for the need to counter effects on environmental pollution and public health.

0
Your rating: None

EROTICS India: Networking on regulation of sexuality and the internet

DELHI 26 February 2013 (Caroline Tagny for APCNews)

APC, in partnership with Point of View and the Internet Democracy Project, is conducting a workshop in Delhi, India, from 25 – 28 February 2013. More than 20 sexual and internet rights organisations are discussing ways to resist content regulation and increasing their knowledge of online security and privacy.

3
Your rating: None Average: 3 (5 votes)

Baku in APC’s rear-view mirror

BERLIN 23 February 2013 (FD for APC)

The Internet Governance Forum in Baku (6-9 November 2012) was a space in which different interests collided. APC revisits the event by releasing “IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly.“ Here is a snapshot.

0
Your rating: None

APC signs on with civil society to demand inclusion at the WTPF

MONTREAL 22 February 2013 (MK for APCNews)

As preparations are under way for the Fifth World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF) in May 2013, civil society finds itself facing familiar barriers to participation. In an open letter to Secretary General Toure, APC along with other organisations expresses the urgency for government, the private sector and civil society to dialogue together. Read the letter

0
Your rating: None

Enhanced Cooperation at the WSIS+10 review event

21 February 2013 (MK for APC)

At the first WSIS+10 review event in Paris, France from February 25 – 27, 2013, APC is organising an event on Enhanced Cooperation as a follow-up to its pre-event at the 2012 IGF “Enhanced Cooperation: from deadlock to dialogue” and will use the opportunity of the WSIS+10 review to bring together experts in a follow-up workshop, “Reflections on what needs to be done.”

0
Your rating: None

Wireless for Communities (W4C) Programme: Connecting remotest communities of India through unlicensed wireless spectrum

DELHI 21 February 2013 (DEF for APCNews)

DEF, a member of APC, implemented Wireless for Communities (W4C) to utilise unlicensed spectrum, providing internet connectivity in the remotest regions of India and empowering community members who have formerly been deprived of accessing information.

2.5
Your rating: None Average: 2.5 (2 votes)

Internet and corruption: The new omnipresence

20 February 2013 (David Sasaki for GlSWatch)

In his introduction to this year’s edition to Global Information Society Watch, which focuses on transparency and accountability online, David Sasaki explores the the double-edged sword of the internet as a tool for transparency, and how omnipresent observation by our peers can lead to greater accountability.

0
Your rating: None

Call for nominations for the 2013 FRIDA Award+

20 February 2013 (FRIDA)

All initiatives, researches or innovation projects in the field of ICTs for the region of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that have made a significant contribution to the use of the Internet for the region’s social, economic and cultural development since 2008 may apply for the 2013 FRIDA Award+.

0
Your rating: None

Women's rights and safety online: project partners granted to strengthen national work

14 February 2013 (FF for APCNews)

Colnodo, KICTANet, and Foundation for Media Alternatives, all APC members and partners in the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” were recognised with additional funding to support elements of their work focusing on the promotion of women’s rights and safety online.

0
Your rating: None

Red light to cybercrime law in the Philippines

11 February 2013 (FF for APCNews)

On February 5, 2013 the Philippines Supreme Court extended until further notice the temporary restraining order issued on the implementation of the controversial Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. This sets a milestone for organisations and individuals advocating for internet rights.

5
Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)

The internet and corruption: Inhibitor or enabler to a fair society?

CALGARY 30 January 2013 (LC for APCNews)

While hidden cameras can document and flag human rights abuses by authoritarian governments, these same videos can then be used to identify dissidents who are later detained and tortured, explains David Sasaki in his introduction to this year’s Global Information Society Watch, which focuses on transparency and accountability online.

0
Your rating: None

New: Update on freedom of expression progress for 10 countries

The 2012 update on action steps for selected countries of GISWatch 2011 looks back at progress in freedom of expression and association for 10 countries: Jamaica, Rwanda, Lebanon, Romania, Indonesia, Cameroon, Argentina, Brazil, India and Nigeria.

0
Your rating: None

Sign in to APC.org

How is the internet being used to improve people's lives? Sign up to APCNews for original news stories, articles and resources twice a month.