Syria: Disclose Advocate’s Whereabouts. Release Bassel Khartabil, Held Unfairly Since 2012

9 October 2015 (APCNews)

Syria’s authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and defender of freedom of expression, 31 organizations said today.

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4 days in NYC for the Open Web Fellows

Victoria, British Columbia

Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows during the meeting in New YorkFord-Mozilla Open Web Fellows during the meeting in New YorkThe inaugural cohort of the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows met in New York last week for only the second time face to face.

Bosnia and Herzegovina join global internet governance landscape

Bosnia and Herzegovina

It might be the 10th global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) happening in Brazil in November 2015, but a small country in the heart of Europe – Bosnia and Herzegovina – just joined the global internet governance landscape on 1 October 2015 with its first national IGF (”#BHIGF”:https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=d

Internet rights are human rights: Reflections from workshops in the DRC and Kenya on violence against women

Johannesburgo

I’ve had the privilege, this past year, to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya to facilitate workshops based on our Internet Rights are Human Rights: Violence Against Women (VAW) online curriculum.

Open Letter: Facebook, Fix "Real Name” Policy

7 October 2015 (APCNews)

A group of NGOs, including APC, have sent an open letter to Facebook, in representation of individuals who have experienced harm as a result of Facebook’s “real name” policy.

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Open Letter to Facebook on Real Name Policy

(October 2015, APC )

“It’s time for Facebook to provide equal treatment and protection for all who use and depend on Facebook as a central platform for online expression and communication.”

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APC joins civil rights groups against Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France

5 October 2015 (APCNews)

APC joins open letter by civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France. We urge the French Parliament to reject it and protect the rights of individuals all around the world.

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Joint statement on Egypt: Presidential pardon frees some women human rights defenders, while others are still detained

2 October 2015 (Nazra for Feminist Studies)

The delay in the release of both Ms. Salwa Mihriz and Ms. Nahed Sherif is quite atrocious, especially that Ms. Mihriz’s release is halted by the fact that her name is not written correctly in the pardon decision. As for Ms. Mahienour El-Massry, it is feared that her exclusion from the concerned pardon is a result of her being targeted for her well-known and prominent human rights activism.

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Open letter: Challenging the feminicide of woman human rights defender Nadia Dominique Vera Perez; the feminicide of Yesenia Quiroz Alfaro, Mile Martin and Alejandra Negrete Virginia; and the murder of photojournalist Ruben Bonilla Espinosa

By Various (September 2015, )

The government institutions in Mexico have not met their obligation to protect and ensure a safe environment for people to promote and defend rights without risk of reprisal. The level of impunity in cases of attacks and murders of human rights defenders is alarming. The feminicide of woman human rights defender Nadia Dominique Vera Perez, the feminicide of Yesenia Quiroz Alfaro, Mile Virginia Martin and Alejandra Negrete, and the murder of photojournalist Ruben Bonilla Espinosa are despicable evidence of the above.

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PROTEGE QV at the African School on Internet Governance: “The African Declaration should be a citizen handbook on internet use”

ADDIS ABABA 28 September 2015 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

Since 1995, PROTEGE QV has worked in promoting rural development, protecting the environment and improving the well-being of communities in Cameroon. In 2007, it joined APC as the first central African member with the following motto: “We believe in the power of ICT to give equal access to information as a strategy to fight against poverty.”

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