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Post-WCIT civil society statement: A way forward
Post-WCIT civil society statement: A way forward 14 December 2012 for APCNews

December 14, 2012 At the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) conference in Dubai, ITU member states tried to negotiate new International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). We as civil society organizations want to express our concern at the lack of transparency, openness, a...

South African ISPs squeezed by newly proposed legislation
South African ISPs squeezed by newly proposed legislation 11 December 2012 FD for APCNews

South Africa is one of several countries that possesses a “notice and take down regime” for online content, meaning that internet service providers are obliged to take down content that is deemed controversial by a complainant. Understanding this regime as unconstitutional since its ince...

Congo: Government response on domestic violence under the spotlight
Congo: Government response on domestic violence under the spotlight 07 December 2012 Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

A 14 year old girl living with her sister was harassed by her brother-in-law, even in front of her sister. The latter thought it was just jokes, so she encouraged her partner to do so. Two years ago, in Brazzaville, the girl was dragged by her brother-in-law into a hotel so he could rape her. She ta...

Uganda anti homosexuality bill boomeranging back on the web
Uganda anti homosexuality bill boomeranging back on the web 05 December 2012 FD for APCNews

End Homophobia wrist band, Dec 2010. © Felix Masi/DemotixDo you remember the culture jamming actions against the websites of the president and the government of Ugandalast August? Anonymous activists managed to modify content on presidential and governmental websites in a way that showed the govern...