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Derechos Digitales Chile joins the APC community NEW YORK CITY 29 July 2013 AL for APCNews

A few years ago this Chilean NGO that was born in the halls of a University managed the impossible and rid the debate on intellectual property of the technicalities that were bogging it down, thereby involving the public in a reform for a fairer law. APCNews spoke with Alberto Cerda and Claudio Ruiz...

Sex on the internet: GenderIT.org covers sexual agency and rights, networking, safety online 25 July 2013 Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org

Nearly all, or 98%, of activists see the internet as an important public sphere for advancing sexual rights. However 51% of sexual rights activists have suffered hate speech, censorship or privacy violations when using the internet as a medium to express sexuality. Sexual rights activists from Afric...

Jordan, “Silicon Wadi,” censors 304 websites under new media law
Jordan, “Silicon Wadi,” censors 304 websites under new media law 24 July 2013 Nadine Moawad for APCNews

Image: 7iber.com Since 2010, the Jordanian government has initiated a number of attempts to regulate and licence online “news websites,” a vague term that includes any site publicly reporting and commenting on current affairs both international and domestic. The government, in various statements...

July 25th is #orangeday: Take action for safer online spaces for women and girls
July 25th is #orangeday: Take action for safer online spaces for women and girls 23 July 2013 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

What is #orangeday? The Secretary-General’s "UNiTE to End Violence against Women" campaign proclaimed on the 25th of every month as Orange Day to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls. Under the heading "Safe spaces for women and girls," this year the...

Facebook's secret censorship deal with the Pakistan government - an open letter
Facebook's secret censorship deal with the Pakistan government - an open letter 18 July 2013 Shahzad Ahmad for Bytes For All Pakistan

Human rights watchdog just doing its job
Human rights watchdog just doing its job 17 July 2013 Joy Liddicoat for APCNews

Last Friday the Prime Minister called the Human Rights Commission “tardy” for sending a report on the Government Communications Security Bureau Bill just a few days after submissions on the Bill had closed and seemed to make thinly veiled threats to the Commission’s funding. In fact, the repor...