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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...
11 Feb 2014 APC
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back” International community unites to protest big brother on February 11 Internet rights organisations, civil-society groups, authors, and internet users across six continents take to the digital streets to demand an end to mass surveillance on Tuesday, 11 February 2014. Last June NSA contractor Edward Snowden began releasing documents detailing the alarming, intelligence-gathering...
23 Oct 2013
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Report calls for safer internet for women’s and girls’ rights A new report released today by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) explores women’s rights and gender through the lens of information and communications technologies (ICTs). This year’s edition of GISWatch shows that gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable. While access to...
20 Sep 2013
Principles are launched seeking to update understandings of human rights to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques. Civil society organisations on Friday, September 20 called upon the members of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations. The Snowden revelations have confirmed that governments worldwide continue to expand their spying capabilities both at home and abroad. Widespread...
29 Aug 2013 APCNews
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE When information about systematic surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA) was leaked to the press, President Obama’s first response was to offer reassurance that “This does not apply to U.S. citizens and it does not apply to people living in the United States.” The fact that the government was indeed collecting communications data from its own citizens generated strong opposition, to the point that Obama addressed the nation on the issue earlier in...
24 Jul 2013 APCNews
Coalition to TPP negotiators: It’s time to move beyond secret meetings and join with the public to chart a better course for our digital future. The Fair Deal Coalition has launched a new initiative that will give internet users a platform to discuss what copyright should look like under the TPP. The Coalition’s tool “Your Digital Future” invites organisations from all sectors and countries to discuss what kind of copyright law the TPP countries need in order to encourage creativity, participation, and...

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