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Ground breaking study on hate speech online in Pakistan Islamabad 11 June 2014 for BytesForAll Pakistan

APC member Bytes for All Pakistan has just released the first study on hate speech online in the country. More than 92% of Pakistani users encountered hate speech online, and more than 51% identified themselves as targets of such speech, a survey included in the study revealed. Read more about the i...

APC member releases study on hate speech online in Pakistan Islamabad 09 June 2014 for Bytes for All Pakistan

Briefing note: Human Rights Council 26th session
Briefing note: Human Rights Council 26th session 09 June 2014 Deniz Duru Aydin (Access) and Deborah Brown and Shawna Finnegan (APC) for APC and Access

International experts weigh in on mass surveillance on Snowden anniversary
International experts weigh in on mass surveillance on Snowden anniversary 13 Principles Coalation 05 June 2014 for 13 Principles Coalation

Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize winners announced
Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize winners announced 04 June 2014 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

Access to the internet, community-owned infrastructure and free software linked to combating racism, UN report says
Access to the internet, community-owned infrastructure and free software linked to combating racism, UN report says 04 June 2014 for APCNews

A new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mutuma Ruteere, was released in late May. It focuses on the use of new information technologies, including the internet, for disseminating racist ideas, hate messages...

Take Back the Tech! campaign receives honorary mention in Prix Ars Electronica 2014
Take Back the Tech! campaign receives honorary mention in Prix Ars Electronica 2014 02 June 2014 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was recognised with an honorary mention in the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica under the “Digital Communities” category . This category focuses on the wide-ranging social and artistic impact of internet technology as well as on the latest developments i...

Infographic: What is digital migration?
Infographic: What is digital migration? 20 May 2014 for APCNews