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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...
22 Apr 2014 APCNews
APC welcomes the new Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill proposal launched by Green Party Member of Parliament Gareth Hughes in New Zealand. “Up until now, the debate about human rights and the internet has been quite general,” said Joy Liddicoat, APC’s New Zealand-based human rights specialist. “But this is the first time a concrete set of proposals has been formulated and put up for debate. The proposed crowd-sourced consultation process also means that for the first time New Zealanders will be able to...
26 Mar 2014
Chris Nicol. Photo: APCNote: Deadline has been extended to 8 May. The APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize recognises initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free/libre and open source software (FLOSS). The prize will be awarded to a person or group doing extraordinary work to make FLOSS accessible to ordinary computer users. The APC FLOSS Prize has been established to honour Chris Nicol, a longtime FLOSS advocate and activist who for many years worked with APC. Extraordinary initiatives that...
20 Mar 2014
Civil society groups spoke out today at the Human Rights Council 25th session in Geneva as Nigeria rejects recommendations to ensure the universality of human rights as part of its Universal Periodic Review. In a joint oral statement endorsed by Fantsuam Foundation, Development Dynamics, PEN Nigeria, and CIVICUS, representatives from APC urged the government of Nigeria to reconsider policies and practices that are in clear violation of international human rights standards and commitments. In October 2013...
15 Mar 2014 APCNews
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APC welcomes NTIA announcement on transition of key internet domain name functions 14 March 2014 – The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the announcement made by the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of its ‘intent to transition key internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.' NTIA’s responsibility under current agreements means it has...
07 Mar 2014 APCNews
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the second phase of the groundbreaking EROTICS project, an exploratory research project into sexuality and the internet, the Association for Progressive Communications has launched a new website (http://erotics.apc.org) to reflect the project’s background, share knowledge and feature updates on the initiative. EROTICS, developed by APC and partners from India, Brazil and Indonesia, aims to narrow the gap between political assumptions and an understanding of...

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