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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 ...

Moez Chakchouk at Arab IGF 2015: “People need to know that their rights are protected online”
Moez Chakchouk at Arab IGF 2015: “People need to know that their rights are protected online” 15 January 2016 Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews

“Security should be framed as trust. People need to know that their rights are protected online.” This was Tunisian engineer Moez Chakchouk’s powerful message at the Arab Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015 opening session, in December. Moez Chakchouk at the 3rd Arab IGF in Beirut, 18 Dec...

New issue paper: How the technical community frames the Internet and economic, social and cultural rights
New issue paper: How the technical community frames the Internet and economic, social and cultural rights 23 December 2015 Avri Doria for APC

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the issues surrounding strategies for cooperation with the technical community in the effort to advance economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) on the Internet. The paper describes the framework for the analysis of the functional environment of the techni...