APCNews 196 – APC at the HRC, regional preparatory IGFs – 24/09/13

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NGOs at the Human Rights Council: Apply human rights law to state surveillance

GENEVA 20 (APC) - Civil society organisations last Friday called upon the members of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations. More >

Practical Guide for Digital Switchover (DSO) in Cameroon

(APC) - This guide was produced to help with the process of changing the underlying radio broadcast technology from the outdated analogue system to a system based on equipment capable of transmitting and receiving digital signals. It is aimed at groups and individuals implementing the DSO, including policy makers, regulators, telecommunications operators and service providers, and broadcasters and media professionals. More >

Trends in violence against women move online, pose complex challenges

(FF for APCNews) - The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) is a network of 400 women working in television, film, radio and web-based journalism across 56 countries to overcome barriers by challenging gender-based stereotyping in the media. IAWRT Kenya chapter is partnering in “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” along with Kenya-based partner KICTAnet. APCNews interviews Racheal Nakitare, IAWRT Kenya Chair. More >

Network news: Cyber Martial Law year one: Full stop, no mere pause

(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 campaign to make sure that netizens will not forget that even though the law was temporarily halted, vigilance should remain to ensure that the law is completely junked. More > 

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