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PRESS RELEASE: Civil society coalition urges the US government to respect and promote the human rights of non-US persons

NEW YORK 29 August 2013 (AL for APCNews)

APC and other civil society organisations that are part of the Best Bits coalition have submitted a comment to the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, to denounce the different treatment that the United States gives to non-U.S. persons, who are excluded from existing protections against surveillance targeting.

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Take action! Dangerous threats to freedom of expression and information in Macedonia

NEW YORK 29 August 2013 (AL for APCNews)

The government of Macedonia is proposing two media bills that, if approved, will severely impact Macedonians’ freedom of information and freedom of expression. Take action and ask the Minister of Information Society and Administration to reconsider the bills.

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Internet Intermediary Liability in Nigeria: New legislation threatens internet freedom

26 August 2013 (Maureen Nwobodo for APCNews)

Maureen Nwobodo, a Google policy fellow supporting APC’s work on intermediary liabilities from Nigeria, analyses how new legislation is using the private sector to police the flow of information online.

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Down with misogyny! Women empowered in safe online communications

PERGAMINO 22 August 2013 (FF for APCNews)

One of the outcomes of APC’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” is to strengthen in a sustainable way the institutional capacity of women’s rights organisations to address technology related VAW. As part of this work, between January and August 2013 over 100 women’s organisations were trained in how to use technology safely through secure online communications workshops and more than 600 women and men participated in awareness raising events.

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For us, free software is not just about software

JOHANNESBURG 20 August 2013 (AG for APCNews)

The APC network is enthusiastic about its newest member from India, SPACE Kerala. SPACE’s membership comes at a critical time when APC has renewed its commitment to implementing and promoting the use of Transformative Technologies. To mark this occasion and introduce SPACE, APCNews interviewed Executive Director Arun Madhavan.

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Gender Based Violence Project from Cambodia receives nomination for UN-based Award in Sri Lanka

12 August 2013 (World Summit Award)

Gender Based Violence project, implemented by the Open Institute, APC member in Cambodia, is nominated by an international jury of ICT experts to enter the next round of the 2013 World Summit Award (WSA) in the “e-Inclusion and Empowerment” category.

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Developing strategy through 2016: An interview with APC's KRA leads

PERGAMINO 12 August 2013 (FF for APCNews)

The APC network has newly adopted a strategic plan that includes five familiar areas of focus. These strategic priorities will be championed by five leads in the APC staff. APCNews interviewed the KRA leads and asked about the opportunities and challenges that we expect in the coming years.

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Speak up about IG issues important to you

NEW YORK 9 August 2013 (AL for APCNews)

Currently, the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation is circulating a questionnaire seeking inputs from organisations interested in internet governance (IG) issues. APC invites its members and partners to make their voices heard and fill it in before August 31.

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UPDATE: APC down time over the weekend of 2 to 4 August

JOHANNESBURG 9 August 2013 (Anriette Esterhuysen for APCNews)

Since 10 am on Thursday 1 August 2013, connectivity problems at the data centre where APC servers are hosted through our member, GreenNet, affected most of our websites, email and mailing lists. This appears to be caused by a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, and a loss of routing to GreenNet’s network.

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The internet is an important public sphere for advancement of sexual rights

7 August 2013 (FF for APCNews)

Has the internet become an indispensable tool for feminist and LGBTQI advocacy? How savvy are sexual rights activists in handling the legal and technical issues that come along when they use the internet? How do they negotiate online threats and restrictions? Activists from around the world addressed these and other questions through a global online survey.

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APC statement on Bradley Manning: Guilty verdict a new low for US human rights

NEW YORK 6 August 2013 (APC for APCNews)

APC stands in solidarity with Bradley Manning, a whistleblower who has been convicted in a military court on Espionage Act violations after leaking intelligence information on the Iraq War, where he worked in information systems as an intelligence analyst.

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Obama, protect whistleblowers and journalists

WASHINGTON DC 5 August 2013 (IFEX)

APC has joined other 150 organisations in their appeal to US President Obama to drop charges against whistleblower Edward Snowden, update the Whistleblower Protection Act and pass a media shield law.

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Ecuador’s communications law: With a view toward a more democratic regulation

NEW YORK 1 August 2013 (AL for Digital Rights)

APC wrote an analysis of the latest communication’s law in Ecuador for the newsletter Digital Rights, focusing on both problems and opportunities that its implementation will imply.

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Surveillance in the US: Stop discrimination against non-US persons

NEW YORK 31 July 2013 (BestBits)

APC and other civil society organisations are concerned about the different treatment that the United States gives to non-U.S. persons, who are excluded from existing protections against surveillance targeting. Join them and sign the petition.

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Derechos Digitales Chile joins the APC community

NEW YORK CITY 29 July 2013 (AL for APCNews)

APC has a new member from Latin America that has been working during the last years for more equal intellectual property policies in the country, regionally and globally. We talked with Claudio Ruiz and Alberto Cerda about the history and the present of the orgnanisation.

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Sex on the internet: GenderIT.org covers sexual agency and rights, networking, safety online

25 July 2013 (FF for GenderIT.org)

The latest GenderIT edition draws on the groundbreaking survey of APC’s EROTICS project and probes specific realities in different countries, including the value of the internet in sexual rights advocacy, online challenges faced by sexual rights activists and the role of network building in resisting online threats and content regulation.

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Coalition launches alternative to secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership

MONTREAL 24 July 2013 (MK for APCNews)

The Fair Deal Coalition has launched “Your Digital Future”, a new initiative that will give internet users a platform to discuss what copyright should look like under the TPP.

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Jordan, “Silicon Wadi,” censors 304 websites under new media law

24 July 2013 (Nadine Moawad for APCNews)

Jordanians speak up and take action against the government’s attempts to regulate and licence online “news websites”. Internet freedom activists have stressed the law’s restriction on freedom of expression and have called the licencing scheme that the law proposes obsolete and undemocratic.

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July 25th is #orangeday: Take action for safer online spaces for women and girls

PERGAMINO 23 July 2013 (FF for APCNews)

APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign joins the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, which in July is dedicated to promoting “Cyber Space as Safe Space for Women and Girls.” Join the action!

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Facebook's secret censorship deal with the Pakistan government - an open letter

18 July 2013 (Shahzad Ahmad for Bytes For All Pakistan)

Responding to claims made by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), that Facebook is assisting the government to filter and block “undesirable” content, Bytes for All, Pakistan has written an open letter to the Global Network Initiative (GNI), of which Facebook is a member, seeking support to investigate these claims.

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