Statements, positions and contributions from the APC

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Open letter to the UN Human Rights Council on “preventing and countering violent extremism and human rights”

The undersigned human rights organisations write to raise serious concerns regarding the potential impact of initiatives to counter and “prevent violent extremism” on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Feb 2016 English.pdf
Joint statement on initiatives to "counter and prevent violent extremism”

This joint written submission raises serious concerns regarding the potential impact of initiatives to counter
and “prevent violent extremism” on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Feb 2016 English.pdf
Open letter to the leaders of the world’s governments on security for all

Jan 2016
Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban in Pakistan

Jan 2016
Statement from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting

Dec 2015 English
Open letter to the Nigerian Senate on the Frivolous Petitions Prohibition Bill (aka “Social Media” Bill)

We are a coalition of Nigerian, African, and international organisations writing to you about the proposed Frivolous Petitions (Prohibitions, etc) Bill that has provisions for social media regulation.

Dec 2015
Open Letter to Blackberry regarding Pakistan's push for backdoor access and its new cybercrime bill Dec 2015
Letter to Member States of the United Nations General Assembly: Vote in favour of Human Rights Defenders resolution in General Assembly plenary

Dec 2015 English, French
Latin American organisations demand guarantees for the right to freedom of expression

Organisations defending and promoting the right to freedom of expression in Latin America, deeply concerned at the extent of media concentration in the Latin American region, issue the following declaration.

Dec 2015
APC's Written Submission on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

Dec 2015
APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting Dec 2015
Alex Comninos' Preliminary Comments on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

Dec 2015
The government of Pakistan must take immediate measures to protect the privacy of citizens, halt plans for mass surveillance

Nov 2015
Joint statement calling on the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in its current form

Nov 2015 ENGLISH
International call on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against human rights defenders

Nov 2015
Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the United Nations General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes

Nov 2015 English
APC's priorities for the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, 2015

Nov 2015 APC IGF 2015 priorities
WSIS+10: Joint civil society comments on the zero-draft Oct 2015 English
Universal Periodic Review - Sudan. Civil society calls for protection of Sudanese human rights defenders and journalists Oct 2015
Take Action for #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet

On 9th of October 2015, misogynists, trolls and a variety of people who associate with the #Gamergate hashtag decided to occupy and corrupt the #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet hashtags by posting thousands of anti-feminist and misogynistic tweets and memes. This attack is the response to a tweet chat organised by the Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum on Countering Online Violence and Abuse, to discuss the impact of such violence. This online attack against feminist activism online is deliberate, planned and coordinated, and it’s only one example of the attacks that feminists face online.

Oct 2015

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