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Water-related stress and ICTs: New publication includes developing country experiences

JOHANNESBURG 8 May 2012 (Alan Finlay and Edit Adera for APC)

This new report by APC and IDRC is a collection of reports that looks at how ICTs can be used to help communities in developing countries facing water stress adapt to climate change. It draws on current experiences in the field of water management and sustainability, and brings a perspective from the ICT for development (ICT4D) sector.

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Freedom of expression and the internet: How to reconcile practice and principles?

MONTREAL 4 May 2012 (FD for APCNews)

How do we reconcile theory and practice when it comes to freedom of expression and the internet? From May 14 to 18, Geneva will be hosting the WSIS Forum 2012, where the Association for Progressive Communications has organised two thematic workshops, one of them about freedom of expression and the internet.

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WSIS Forum 2012: TV White Spaces on the agenda

PERGAMINO 4 May 2012 (FF for APCNews)

From 14-18 May Geneva will be hosting the WSIS Forum 2012, where the Association for Progressive Communications has organised two thematic workshops on May 17th, one of them under the subject Television White Spaces.

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APC goes back to its roots: ICTs and the environment at the heart of APC's work

CALGARY 1 May 2012 (LC for APCNews)

As a progressive network, the environment has been at the heart of the work of many APC members, and began its work on the GreeningIT project in 2008. APC talks to Alan Finlay, project coordinator for GreeningIT, about APC’s work in the area of ICTs and the environment.

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Job posting: Privacy International seeks Head of International Advocacy

29 April 2012 (Privacy International for APCNews)

Privacy International is seeking a Head of International Advocacy to represent the organization in the media and at conferences and events around the world, and administer our ‘Privacy in Developing Countries’ project. Click for the full job description and person specification.

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2012 Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group members announced

MONTREAL 27 April 2012 (MK for APCNews)

Announced this week, APC’s executive director Anriette Esterhuysen and Lillian Nalwoga from APC member organisation Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) were appointed to the 2012 Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group (IGF MAG).

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Poland: Acting Together Against ACTA

POZNAŃ 26 April 2012 (FD for APCNews)

Recent human rights battles have shown the world that Poland’s civil society is alive and kicking. APCNews contacted Michał “rysiek” Woźniak, chairman of the Free and Open Source Foundation, to discuss human rights, the internet and ACTA.

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Nancy Hafkin inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

MONTREAL 26 April 2012 (MK for APCNews)

On Tuesday April 25, Dr Nancy J. Hafkin and 32 others were inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Dr Hafkin was awarded the title of Global Connector for helping to spread internet use in Africa over the course of a twenty-three year career as “a pioneer and innovator in the area of networking, development information, and electronic communications.”

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APC statement: Internet rights organisations strongly denounce attack on anonymous online speech by US government

MONTREAL 20 April 2012 (APC for APC)

On April 18th, U.S. Federal authorities removed a server from a colocation facility shared by Riseup Networks and May First/People Link in New York City. In solidarity, APC has written a statement denouncing the attack on the right to anonymity by the US government. Join us and sign the statement.

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How can 'internet rights' violations be fought back?

WELLINGTON 20 April 2012 (Joy Liddicoat for GISWatch)

Behind cryptic titles, you can sometimes discover the best stories. Conceptualising accountability and recourse is of that breed. The report goes all the way back to 1945, when human rights originated. It tells the story of new spaces where human rights are exercised and those in which they are violated. For the latter, “accountability mechanisms” exist…

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The big snoop: The UK's temptation to become a big brother and what it means for the rest of us

MONTRÉAL 20 April 2012 (FD for APCNews)

There are petitions everywhere. Tech-savvy people are outraged. The Telegraph, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times publish one story after another about it. What is it? The Big Snoop, or at least, we’ll call it that.

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New research on ICTs for climate change adaptation in the water sector

JOHANNESBURG 19 April 2012 (APC for APCNews)

In this new publication by APC and IDRC, researchers look at how ICTs are, and can be, applied to help communities experiencing water-related stress, adapt to climate change. It gathers reports from Africa, Asia and Latin America; and provides conceptual tools for practitioners.

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Getting ready for the internet's backstreets

MONTREAL 19 April 2012 (FD for APCNews)

While the internet is a powerful campaigning space, it’s got its obscure backstreets too. What are the specific threats and concerns to women human rights defenders in that space? This 5-minute survey tries to get a feel of your digital security readiness with a tour of 17 questions. Take the tour and learn about your privacy options.

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Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review

GENEVA 17 April 2012 (GenderIT.org)

From May 21 to June 4 2012, the second cycle of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will begin at the UN in Geneva. The UPR is a mechanism for states to tell other countries what they have achieved in promoting human rights – but also for non-state actors to raise issues of concern. Read this special edition of GenderIT.org to learn more about the current discussions about women’s human rights on the internet.

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Why the internet is feminist issue

ISTANBUL 17 April 2012 (APC WNSP for APC)

The internet allows women to access critical information, enables them to make decisions about their selves, lives and bodies, and to exercise autonomy and self-determination. Follow the APC WNSP and @genderITorg at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) forum in Istanbul: #ftxawid to learn more about how the internet is a feminist issue.

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Opportunities for Ecuadorian women to connect their rights online

PERGAMINO 10 April 2012 (FF for GenderIT.org)

Valeria Betancourt, manager of APC’s Communications and Information Policy Programme, explains a report submitted by APC and partners to the government of Ecuador, which aims to contribute to the Universal Periodic Review process by making recommendations about the relationship between freedom of expression online and access to the internet for Ecuadorian women´s lives.

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APC at the 12th international AWID Forum

PRAGA 9 April 2012 (Katerina Fialova for GenderIT)

APC members and staff will be participating in the 12th international forum by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) in Istanbul, Turkey from 19-22 April 2012. The theme is “Transforming Economic Power to Advance Women’s Rights and Justice”, and APC Women’s Networking Support Programme will be hosting a number of workshops and pre-events on the feminist practices and politics of the internet.

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Online Advocacy Summer University

BUDAPEST 6 April 2012 (Eva Bognar)

Follow this intensive summer course designed to help both researchers and activists gain new insights into the role which civil society can play in advocating for free expression online and communication policy change.

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Pakistan internet censorship - citizens must remain vigilent

ISLAMABAD 2 April 2012 (Bytes for All)

When the Government of Pakistan announced that it would be filtering the internet, Bytes for All initiated a major campaign against what it called an unconstitutional decision. Supported by multiple national and international human rights organisations, news has been released that the plans to filter Pakistani internet have been cancelled.

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Call for proposals to host the fifth regional IGF in Latin America and the Caribbean

QUITO 2 April 2012 (APC for APC)

Together with its partners, APC is pleased to announce the fifth regional preparatory meeting in LAC for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), to be held in late 2012. As with the four previous IGF events, the purpose of the meeting is to provide a space for multi-stakeholder political dialogue.

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