Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation

17 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC submits a statement to UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, that makes the case that whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation and enable them to report offences safely and freely.

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ICT, women’s rights and migration


Since the mid 1980s, more Filipino women than men were leaving the country for various destinations abroad. Most of the women working abroad were domestic workers, 98% of them. The number of migrant women in health and medical fields, hotels, restaurants and shops and other services sector are also bigger.

Three things I’ve learned at the Gender and Internet Governance Exchange, Asia


Two concepts glared at me: Feminist? Internet governance activist? Am I all that? See, I tread carefully around labels because I encounter people who “are “allergic” to the word ‘feminist’ or ‘activist’.

The lifelong-learning experience of a young feminist


The Gender and Internet Governance Exchange-Asia (gigX) hosted by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in partnership with the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) gave me an opportunity to learn about the intersections between gender and internet governance in a simple way.

ICANN's new proposal will endanger domain owners and impact those who come from marginalised communities

10 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC’s research shows that the reality of online abuse should be a serious concern for all those working on internet governance, development and access. Initiatives like ICANN’s new Domain Registration proposal are steps in the opposite direction.

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ICANN, you can too


In June I had my first experience at an ICANN meeting. I was tagged with a bright green badge as a “newcomer” as soon as I registered.

“Shut up you bitch”: Some thoughts on women speaking up, internet trolls and ignorance


At the end of June I attended a workshop organised by the Centre for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE) at the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the topic “Digital violence and hate speech”, which dealt with the tensions between advocates for freedom of expression and the

“We need to avoid a situation where the DNS is used to police content”: A conversation with ICANN's Rafik Dammak

BUENOS AIRES 2 July 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC attended the 53rd meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that took place in Buenos Aires on 21-25 June 2015. We interviewed Rafik Dammak, a Tunisian engineer living in Tokyo, who is an APC individual member and chair of the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group at ICANN. He explains why internet rights activists should get involved in ICANN, since any policy around domain names has a dramatic and global effect.

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WSIS+10: APC's statement on 'The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development'

NEW YORK 2 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

Much still needs to be done to realise the WSIS goal of a “people-centered, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society”, where everyone can create, access, use and share information to fully promote sustainable development and improve their quality of life.

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Facebook real name policy: the frustration!

South Africa

Facebook is a community where people use their authentic identities. Authentic defined by Facebook standards, of course.

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