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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...
16 Jul 2013
Group photo, by Glenn McNight.Africa’s capacity and expertise in internet governance has taken a step forward with the recent training of 35 participants from fifteen African countries in a special, three-day course. Organised by the NEPAD Agency’s e-Africa Programme and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), the training, titled African School on Internet Governance, was the first in a series of annual workshops and was held in the South African coastal town of Durban. The training course was...
21 Jun 2013 APCNews
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Civil society organisations drafted a declaration on the recent revelations about the surveillance of citizens’ online activity by the government of the United States. APC read the following statement to the Human Rights Council earlier this week. We express strong concern over recent revelations of surveillance of internet and telephone communications of US and non-US nationals by the government of the United States of America and the fact that US authorities makes...
11 Jun 2013 APCNews
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Civil society statement to the Human Rights Council: Impact of PRISM/NSA surveillance on human rights 10 June 2013, Geneva, Switzerland – Civil society organisations drafted a declaration on the recent revelations about the surveillance of citizens’ online activity by the government of the United States. APC read the following statement to the Human Rights Council earlier this week. We express strong concern over recent revelations of surveillance of internet and...
06 Jun 2013 APCNews
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ICT policy makers and experts from 35 countries heard here last week that TV broadcasting and broadband can share the same radio spectrum to help address Africa’s connectivity problems. The TV White Spaces & Dynamic Spectrum Africa Forum, which took place in Dakar, convened more than 100 people comprising ICT regulators, internet service providers, equipment manufacturers, academics and civil society organizations looking for innovative ways to improve internet...

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