29 Jan 2013 APC
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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
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[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.”...
28 Aug 2012 APC
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The Association for Progressive Communications calls on ICANN to prioritise human rights when deciding on new top-level domain names
MONTREAL, 29 August 2012 – The Association for Progressive Communications, an international network and nonprofit specialised in human rights and the internet, joins the Non Commercial Users Constituency in calling upon ICANN to consider human rights when deciding on new generic top-level domain names.
On June 13, the so-called...
27 Aug 2012
APC has recently published a new guide for the everyday computer user on how to make more ecological choices when using technology. The Practical guide to sustainable IT offers a detailed, hands-on introduction to thinking about sustainable computing holistically; starting with the choices you make when buying technology, and the software and peripherals you use, through to how you store and work with information, manage your security, save power, and maintain and dispose of your old hardware. Suggestions and...
23 May 2012 APC
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Centro Internacional de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación para América Latina (CIESPAL) and Radialistas Apasionadas y Apasionados welcome the openness of the government of Ecuador towards exploring the implications of human rights online. “Although Ecuador did not explicitly mention internet-related human rights during its review, we’re optimistic that it will work towards setting clear objectives to defend human rights on the internet,”...
20 Apr 2012 APC
APC, Istanbul, April 20 2012 – “Online Safety – Ask Me”. This is what the badges say, that an increasing number of women are wearing this week in Istanbul for a high-level International Women’s Forum. Recognised as one of the world’s most important gatherings of women rights activists, the 12th AWID (Association for Women’s Rights in Development) International Forum is starting to take up digital security as a serious feminist issue.
But why exactly is digital security a...
01 Mar 2012
Geneva: APC welcomes the success of the Human Rights Council expert panel on freedom of expression that took place in Geneva on 29 February as an important step towards promoting and protecting human rights online. Anriette Esterhuysen, APC’s executive director and panellist said, “It was extremely encouraging that states agree that the same rights that apply in the offline world also apply online.”
Following on from the report of Frank La Rue in 2011, the panel was an interactive dialogue and revealed a...
20 Feb 2012
On 29 February 2012, the Human Rights Council will convene an expert panel in Geneva to discuss the issue of freedom of expression on the internet. Drawing on recommendations from the report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, the panel will focus on ways to promote and protect freedom of expression online in accordance with international human rights law.
Proposed by the Swedish government last September, the panel was officially adopted as part of Decision 18/27 during the 18th Session of the...
18 Jan 2012 APC
Today, APC joined dozens of sites and organisations in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) by blacking out. These two bills, if passed, represent an unprecedented threat to the open internet as we know it, with impacts felt far beyond the borders of the United States. APC believes the internet is a global public good and is joining today’s protest in solidarity with those who fight to uphold internet-related human rights.
APC is concerned with the global trend...