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US-based surveillance and data collection: New UN report provides guidance on PRISM Winnipeg 13 June 2013 Shawna Finnegan and Carly Nyst for APCNews and Privacy International

At the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, released his latest report – an analysis of the implications of States’ surveillance of communications on the exercise of the human rights to privacy and to freedom o...

#FBrape campaign and the necessary debate
#FBrape campaign and the necessary debate 11 June 2013 Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org

The Take action to end gender-based violence on Facebook, or #FBrape campaign, co-signed by the APC Women´s Rights Programme, triggered interesting, timely and necessary debates around freedom of expression, censorship, privacy and intermediary liability. Read the collection of GenderIT.org Feminis...

US government surveillance: Civil society calls on Human Rights Council
US government surveillance: Civil society calls on Human Rights Council 10 June 2013 AL for APCNews

Civil Society Statement read by the Association for Progressive Communications to the Human Rights Council on the impact of State Surveillance on Human Rights addressing the PRISM/NSA case. Thank you Mr. President. APC is presenting this statement on behalf of more than 30 organisations from around ...

Carlos Afonso delivers the opening speech at CSTD 16th session
Carlos Afonso delivers the opening speech at CSTD 16th session 06 June 2013 for APCNews

Carlos Afonso of APC’s member organisation in Brazil, Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef), delivers a compelling opening speech at the 16th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) in Geneva, 3-7 June 2013. “Ambassador Miguel Palomino de la Gala,...

Call for applications to participate in the First African School on Internet Governance in Durban
Call for applications to participate in the First African School on Internet Governance in Durban 03 June 2013 for APCNews

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency–e-Africa Programme are pleased to announce the call for applications for the first African School on Internet Governance to be held in Durban, South Africa, from 10-12 July 2013. Internet Governance...