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Updated: APC at RightsCon 2016 Montreal 23 March 2016 Mallory Knodel for APCNews

td.time {vertical-align:top;} h3 {margin-bottom:0;} p {margin-top:0;} APC staff and members will be in San Francisco next week for RightsCon Silicon Valley. The schedule is overflowing with sessions on internet rights, 17 of which are ours! Fifteen member organisations from fourteen countries will ...

Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration 18 March 2016 Mike Jensen for APCNews

Advances in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) have huge potential to offer better access to information and more freedom of expression. But these technology advances are also leading to unprecedented industry disruption along with consolidation and cross-ownership of elect...

Design for a feminist internet (PDF)
Design for a feminist internet (PDF) 17 March 2016 Mallory Knodel for APCNews

CIPESA: "The African Declaration is key to reach a common understanding of online rights policy"
CIPESA: "The African Declaration is key to reach a common understanding of online rights policy" 15 March 2016 APC for APCNews

Source: CIPESA “A fundamental challenge in need of urgent resolution in the digital age is how to protect human rights and freedoms on the Internet, and the African continent is no exception.” This is the introduction to the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, an initiative join...

At the Internet Freedom Festival: "Political expression, minorities, human rights defenders are under threat in Pakistan"
At the Internet Freedom Festival: "Political expression, minorities, human rights defenders are under threat in Pakistan" 09 March 2016 APC for APCNews

Bytes for All, Pakistan, at the Internet Freedom Festival. Valencia, 4 March 2016 “Taboos are on issues like LGBT, more than on fundamentalist and sectarian speech.” “Political expression, religious expression, minorities, human rights defenders, journalists are under threat.” “...

Submission in advance of the consideration of the periodic report of South Africa, Human Rights Committee
Submission in advance of the consideration of the periodic report of South Africa, Human Rights Committee 07 March 2016 Privacy International, Right2Know, and the Association for Progressive Communications

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 31st session
Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 31st session 04 March 2016 Deborah Brown and Shawna Finnegan for APCNews

The 31st session of the Human Rights Council is taking place from 29 February to 25 March in Geneva. Internet rights will be discussed in the context of children’s rights and child sexual exploitation and information and communication technologies, management of peaceful assembly, preventing and c...