RightsCon 2016: “A mandatory meeting on internet rights, but more global South perspectives are needed”


“While the perspectives of the global South do not yet fully permeate discussions in RightsCon, it is emerging as a space where they can be addressed, discussed and more fully understood.”

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WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality"

GENEVA 6 May 2016 (APC)

The WSIS+10 review process and its commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offer a unique opportunity to focus on the interaction between technology and the various aspects of development.

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“We need to take the African Declaration of Internet Rights to where the people are”

4 May 2016

Nigerian internet rights defender Gbenga Sesan talks about the African Declaration on Internet Rights, youth and the importance of regional work.

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Call for international solidarity with human rights in Sudan online and offline

3 May 2016 (APCNews)

On Wednesday 4 May 2016, Sudan will undergo a formal review by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. Sudanese human rights defenders and international civil society are urging all concerned actors to hold the government of Sudan accountable for ongoing human rights violations.

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Virtual reality pornography and tech-related violence against women: To boldly go have sex where no one has done it before!


Imagine a woman standing naked while a few dozen cameras take pictures of every inch of her body, including pictures of her sexual organs, her facial expressions and her sexual identity.

The government and the Association of Internet Providers block access to websites in Ecuador

14 April 2016 (APC for APCNews)

A leaked document shows that the Ecuadorian government of Rafael Correa in collaboration with the private sector has the technical ability, and the willingness, to block and censor websites throughout the national territory.

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Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it

By APC (April 2016, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) )

In a new policy paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap.

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Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The limitless textbook

South Africa

When we talk about economic, social and cultural rights we have to deal with the hard fact that realising them takes money. It costs money to build and staff hospitals that make the right to health a reality.

Joint statement to Brazilian congress: Drop dangerous cybercrime bills

1 April 2016 (Various)

In this statement, the undersigned gathered at RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016, express their concern with the recent attempts by Brazilian legislators to undermine the rights guaranteed by the Civil Rights Framework for the Internet and their objection to the serious and unacceptable setbacks being proposed by the parliamentary Inquiry Commission on Cybercrimes.

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Freedom of assembly and association online in India, Malaysia and Pakistan

By Gayathry Venkiteswaran (March 2016, APC )

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