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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...
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...

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