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Internet Freedom Festival, a civil society response to censorship and surveillance Valencia 03 March 2016 APC for APCNews

At the Internet Freedom Festival, Valencia, 2 March 2016. Source: Xnet “Joining Forces to Fight Censorship and Surveillance” is the motto of the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) taking place in Valencia 1-6 March. The IFF has become one of the main worldwide events for activists, journalists and ...

EMPOWER Malaysia: "The best way to counter alleged misinformation is more information" 29 February 2016 APC for APCNews

Source: Empower Malaysia The best way to counter alleged misinformation is more information, not the restriction of information. This was the conclusion of a letter sent by Malaysian human rights group EMPOWER (also known as Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor), in reaction to the latest internet ...

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities
Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities 17 February 2016 APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion, are increasingly taking place online, and disproportionally impact women and sexual minorities. This was the focus of a statement launched by APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan to contribute to the last report of the UN Special Rapporteur of ...

Latin American civil society experts discuss media concentration and digital convergence in Montevideo
Latin American civil society experts discuss media concentration and digital convergence in Montevideo 04 February 2016 APC / OBSERVACOM for APCNews

Explosive growth in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) promises greater availability of information and potential for freedom of expression. However, the technological changes that are leading to the convergence of broadcast and broadband media are also resulting in massive...

Take Back the Tech! campaign finalist in the 2016 Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women
Take Back the Tech! campaign finalist in the 2016 Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women 01 February 2016 for The Womanity Foundation

The Womanity Foundation will provide three years of support to two awardees that will be announced in May 2016. APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign is honoured to be a finalist for the Womanity Award together with its scale-up partner La Sandia Digital from Mexico and their project Luchadoras, and ...

Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya
Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya 21 January 2016 for GenderIT.org

KENYA: Exploring technology-related violence against women This is the sixth in a series of mini editions highlighting the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project. Each edition focuses on one country in which the research was conducted, and brings together major findings, and ...