#KeepitOn: Joint letter on the internet and the election in Gambia

30 November 2016 (Various for APCNews)

In a letter signed by several organisations to President Yahya Jammeh, they urgently request the stability and openness of the internet to be ensured during the forthcoming elections in Gambia on December 1, after receiving unconfirmed reports through a variety of sources that the government of Gambia intends to shut down the internet. We implore you to keep the internet on.

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#KeepitOn: Joint letter on the internet and the election in Gambia

By Various (November 2016, )

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Disco-tech Guadalajara: Join us in this pre-IGF event on community networks

GUADALAJARA 29 November 2016 (APC for APCNews)

The Internet Governance Forum will take place on 6-10 December in Guadalajara, Mexico. On 5 December, APC will host the event Disco-tech Guadalajara, under the theme “Community Networks: Civil society’s efforts to improve connectivity in local communities”.

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Digital Storytelling: All our stories are true and they are ours!

29 November 2016 (Jennifer Radloff for GenderIT.org)

“It is a revolutionary act to take control of our voices and the technology to speak of our own lives,” says Jennifer Radloff in this article for GenderIT.org, in which she explains the methodology, the process, and the importance of digital storytelling. For the full stories, visit our new digital storytelling platform at stories.apc.org!

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A Better Connection – Community Networks @ IGF 2016

28 November 2016 (APC and ISOC for APCNews)

This year at the IGF in Guadalajara, Mexico, a variety of activities are being held to raise awareness of community networking models and there are a number of events that relate closely to the topic. We have assembled them here to help those who want to attend some if not all of them.

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Inside the Information Society: What does the latest ICT Development Index tell us?

London [28 November 2016]

Source: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)Source: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

GISWatch 2016 on economic, social and cultural rights and the internet coming soon!

26 November 2016 (APC)

This year’s Global Information Society Watch report, to be launched on 9 December at the Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico, explores the ways in which the internet is being used – or could be used – to realise economic, social and cultural rights around the world.

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APC welcomes ACHPR Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Information and Expression on the Internet in Africa

24 November 2016 (APCNews)

APC welcomes the Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Expression on the Internet in Africa adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul on 4 November 2016. The resolution comes at a crucial moment, with the region witnessing regular internet shutdowns which impact directly on freedom of expression, in countries such as Gabon and Ethiopia.

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In the words of Snowden, spying on journalists in Quebec “is a radical attack on journalism of the free press”

Canada

It was revealed this week that at least seven journalists in Quebec, working for Radio-Canada, La Presse and La Journal de Montréal, have been spied on by the Montreal police (SPVM) and Quebec provincial police (SQ). Further revelations have shown journalists to have been under surveillance since 2008, some for as long as five years at a time.

APC welcomes UNGA resolution to protect right to privacy in the digital age in the face of challenges

22 November 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC welcomes the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age and expresses appreciation for the leadership by Brazil and Germany. This year’s resolution adds substantive language on the role of the private sector, which, as the resolution notes, poses a risk to the enjoyment of the right to privacy in the digital age because of its increasing capabilities to collect, process and use personal data.

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