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Cyber Martial Law year one: Full stop, no mere pause 16 September 2013 PIFA

The Philippine Internet Freedom Alliance (PIFA), integrated by APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives, released a statement in commemoration of the 1st year of the passage of the repressive Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 in the Philippines into law. PIFA is developing a week-long online cam...

APC at the 24th Human Rights Council Geneva 13 September 2013 for APC

APC is participating at the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. HRC24 will present an opportunity, in light of the recent Snowden revelations, to further discuss issues o...

Human Rights Council: Launch of international principles on human rights and surveillance
Human Rights Council: Launch of international principles on human rights and surveillance 12 September 2013

On Friday, 20 September at UN Headquarters in Geneva APC, Privacy International, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders will host the launch of the International principles on the application of human rights to communications surveillance. Endors...

Call for applicants: Take Back the Tech! global campaign coordinator
Call for applicants: Take Back the Tech! global campaign coordinator 06 September 2013 for APC

Update: The deadline for submitting an application has passed. We are no longer reviewing applications. Thanks to all who applied! The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is a global network of civil society organisations whose mission is to empower and support organisations, social mov...

Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability
Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability 05 September 2013 Maureen Nwobodo for APCNews

With the recent plans of the Nigerian legislature to introduce liability to internet intermediaries in the country, there is a strong need to create awareness amongst its citizens. To shed light on this matter, Maureen Nwobodo, APC’s Google Policy Fellow, interviews Mr. Gbenga Sesan, the Executive...

Lavabit shuts up shop to avoid ‘big brother’ encroachments
Lavabit shuts up shop to avoid ‘big brother’ encroachments 05 September 2013 Phil Mincher for APCNews

A pervasive new trend is governments forcing internet service providers to be complicit in invasions of their citizens’ privacy. This development has affected some email providers and other internet intermediaries so much that they have opted to shut down operations before “big brother’...

"I did nothing about it." Lessons on tech-related VAW in the Philippines
"I did nothing about it." Lessons on tech-related VAW in the Philippines 04 September 2013 Foundation for Media Alternatives for APCNews

Since the highly celebrated sex video scandal of a local television and movie actress with a doctor in the Philippines made it to the headlines, a few more similar cases were reported in media. Just recently, another local celebrity couple figured in a sex video scandal. The hard drive of the comput...