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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...
04 Jun 2013 APCNews
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Macedonia is one of many countries where citizens struggle for democracy and against measures to control the media and limit freedom of expression and access to information online and offline. The latest of these measures is the proposed new Law on Media and Audiovisual Media Services which will require all media, both print and online, to be filtered through a centralised government agency, effectively allowing the government to legally filter and censor content. On 8...
22 May 2013
In April 2013, the South African government published their proposal for a national broadband policy with the aim of ensuring “universal service and access to reliable, affordable and secure broadband services by all citizens prioritising, rural and under-serviced areas.” The document was open for comments and the Association for Progressive Communications, based on the experience of its South African members and its involvement in similar process throughout other countries of Africa and the rest of the world,...
21 May 2013 APC
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Between 22 April and 3 May 2013, the UN Human Rights Council held the 16th session of its Universal Periodic Review. The human rights records of 14 countries were under review including Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cameroon, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. As part of the internet rights are human rights (IRHR) project, APC, together with its members and partners, developed submissions for the inclusion of internet-related human...
16 May 2013 APCNews
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2013 – Today, APC along with a coalition of organisations representing a diversity of interests have come together from around the world to ask for A Fair Deal on intellectual property (IP) in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement being negotiated by Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Peru, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States. The changes to copyright required...
13 Mar 2013
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Punita, an eighteen-year-old girl from Mumbai, said, “There are some things they don’t teach you about and which you need to find out about. Like one of my friends, for example, did some stuff with her boyfriend and she wanted to know how to use emergency contraception – you know, those ads you see for the i-pill. So we went to the internet and looked for it. A lot of people look online for these things, where else will they go? You don’t trust anybody in...
15 Feb 2013 APC
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [MONTREAL, 15 February 2013] – A new report released today by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) explores the delicate role the internet plays as an enabler to an open and fair society – yet it can also be used to inhibit freedoms, in more oppressive societies. Authors present perspectives on how the internet can be used to help fight corruption and how the need for privacy online...
29 Jan 2013 APC
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APC launches Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders [MONTREAL 29 January 2013] – The Association for Progressive Communications today released a new resource “Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders.” It is an interactive website publication available online at http://rights.apc.org/infosec In the face of increased human rights surveillance of ever-growing online traffic and the multiplication of commercial interest in user data,...
13 Dec 2012 APC
MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [BERLIN and GENEVA, 13 December 2012] – “Like Internet protocols, human rights standards attempt to articulate principles that will apply universally over time, as ideas and conditions evolve,” a new paper argues. Commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications and the Internet Society, the issue paper released today compares the standards-making processes as well as the principles underlying human rights on the one hand and Internet protocols on the other...
05 Nov 2012 APC
On 7 November 2012, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) will launch the 2012 edition of the Global Information Society Watch in Room 9 at 12:30 local time during the second day of the Internet Governance Forum at the Baku Expo Centre, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Produced annually by APC and Hivos since 2007, the 2012 GISWatch edition addresses the theme “The internet and corruption – Transparency and accountability online.”...

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