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11 Sep 2014
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What Are You Doing About Violence Against Women? We invite users to join our campaign to demand answers and action. We need transparency and safety online. That’s why we are targeting the big three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We want them to take a clear stand on violence against women (VAW) in their terms of service and to engage with civil society in order to create safer platforms. Through mapping activities and research, many cases from all over the world...
03 Sep 2014
On 1 September 2014, APC launched the “Feminist Principles of the Internet” at the Sexual Rights Pre-Event of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey. The document, which invites feedback and comments from different stakeholders, comprises 15 principles that assert feminist views on positions related to internet and communication rights. “It is our inalienable right to choose, express, and experiment with our diverse sexualities on the internet. Anonymity enables this,” reads Principle #12. The...
02 Sep 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Istanbul, 1 September 2014) Since 2006, APC has been a key player in creating a space for civil society in internet policy making. The ninth Internet Governance Forum kicks off on 2 September in Istanbul, Turkey. For four days, people around the globe will discuss everything related to how the internet runs– from who makes decisions, what works, what doesn’t, and how things can be better. Organising and participating in workshops, side events with partners, decision...
29 Aug 2014 APCNews
Global Information Society Watch 2014 book launch at Internet Governance Forum A ground breaking report on mass surveillance will be released at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey on 4 September 2014. The latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) reveals the complicity of both states and corporations in communications surveillance, with reviews on the state of surveillance in 57 countries and reports on key human rights, legal and technological issues at stake. GISWatch is...
19 Aug 2014
MEDIA RELEASE 18 August 2014 Access to information, and libraries, play a critical role in supporting development. To advance this position, IFLA has today launched the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development outlining the need for access to information to be recognised in the United Nations post-2015 development framework. The framework will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and set the agenda for development for the next decade. The Lyon Declaration calls on Member States of...
21 Jul 2014 Take Back the Tech!
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What are you doing about violence against women? That’s what we are asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We invite users to join the campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action. Women visit social media sites more often than men and spend more time on them. Women send more tweets and share more posts. Women drive content, advertising and engagement, but by simply showing up on these platforms, they also face violence, with little support on the part of...
26 Jun 2014
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UN encourages community responses to online hatred in new report APC and Bytes for All, leaders in promoting access and safe online spaces A new UN report discussed in Geneva on 25 June 2014, cites the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan as leaders in working to protect freedom of expression online, strengthen the digital security of human rights defenders and end gender-based violence online. At the Human Rights Council in...
06 Jun 2014
The suspense is over! Celebration of free and open source software initiatives kicks off in Barcelona. An awards ceremony celebrating the two winners of the global APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize 2014 takes place today, 4 June 2014 at 19:30 pm local time in Barcelona. The APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize recognises initiatives that make it easy for people to use free/libre and open source software (FLOSS). The Prize was established to honour Chris Nicol, a longtime FLOSS advocate and activist who for many years worked...
05 Jun 2014 13 Principles Coalation
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International experts weigh in on mass surveillance on Snowden anniversary A huge international collection of experts have called on world governments to adopt the “13 International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance (IPAHRCS)“https://necessaryandproportionate.org, principles aimed at putting an end to the blanket surveillance of innocent persons. The call comes a year to the day after whistleblower Edward Snowden...
02 Jun 2014 APCNews
PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE ASSOCIATION FOR PROGRESSIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APC hosts event on solutions to internet-enabled human rights violations one year after Snowden’s revelations On 4-5 June 2014 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is holding Take Back The Net!, a one-of-a-kind event where human rights advocates and transformative technology providers will meet to discuss solutions to today’s climate of...

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