LASIR: Empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet

10 September 2015 (APC for APCNews)

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunisia.

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Storify: Internet governance in Africa - #AfriSIG2015 #GIGxAfrica #IGF2015

Addis Ababa

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Exploring technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2 September 2015 (GenderIT.org)

We’re back with the third in a series of seven mini-editions highlighting the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Using the voices and stories of three women survivors and research led by civil society organisation One World Platform for Southeast Europe, this edition explores various facets of technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Mobilising the internet governance landscape in Africa

29 August 2015 (APCNews)

In order to contribute to the strengthening of internet governance processes and spaces in the region, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is organising and supporting a series of events to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on different dates during September 2015. Check out these activities and visit the relevant websites for more information.

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Considering the internet as enabling queer publics / counter publics

South Africa

From the in­ter­net’s hum­ble be­gin­nings as a hand­ful of in­ter­con­nec­ted ma­chi­nes in the 1960s to its wide dis­tri­bu­ti­on in the 1990s, noo­ne could have fo­re­se­en what it has grown into to­day – a pu­blic net­work open to all who have ac­cess to a screen with a con­nec­tion to the web.

Bangladesh: Government must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings

19 August 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan strongly condemn the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel. We grieve over this senseless act of violence together with Niloy’s family and friends, and extend unconditional solidarity and our deepest condolences to the victims of crimes of intolerance towards free expression.

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Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression

19 August 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC and EMPOWER denounce the proposed reforms in Malaysia, as they will contribute to the crackdown on free expression in Malaysia.

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Participation in the gigX and APrIGF in Macau: Learning and experience

India

As the representative of Take Back the Tech! Bangladesh I took the opportunity to give a presentation on the topic- ‘Consent, autonomy and agency: Online violence’ from a Bangladeshi perspective. Case studies of online violence in Bangladesh, government initiatives, campaigns of Take Back the Tech!

New Activist Toolkit: ICTs for Feminist Movement Building

11 August 2015 (JASS, APC and Women'sNet for APCNews)

This toolkit aims to assist activists to think through their communication strategies in a way that supports movement building. It offers a practical guide to writing a communication strategy and reviews a number of tools (ICTs) and technology-related campaigns which can be used in organising work.

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APC's new member, CITAD, in the words of a founder

7 August 2015 (APCNews)


Nigeria’s Centre for Information Technology and Development comes with an enlightening vision: “A knowledge-based democratic society free of hunger.” As CITAD joins APC, read its story in the words of one of its founders, Yanusa Ya’u.

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