Statements, positions and contributions from the APC

Title Abstract Datesort icon Languages
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
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
APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting Dec 2015
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
Open Letter to Blackberry regarding Pakistan's push for backdoor access and its new cybercrime bill Dec 2015
APC's priorities for the 10th Internet Governance Forum, Brazil, 2015

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

Nov 2015
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
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
APC's Comments on the WSIS+10 Non-Paper Oct 2015 English
Open letter sent by civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France

The undersigned civil and human rights organisations call on French parliamentarians to reject the draft law on surveillance measures for international electronic communications (Proposition de loi relative aux mesures de surveillance des communications électroniques internationales). The bill fails to defend and protect the right to privacy of individuals worldwide.

Oct 2015
Open Letter to Facebook on Real Name Policy

“It’s time for Facebook to provide equal treatment and protection for all who use and depend on Facebook as a central platform for online expression and communication.”

Oct 2015
Syria: Disclose Advocate’s Whereabouts. Release Bassel Khartabil, Held Unfairly Since 2012

Syria’s authorities should immediately reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and defender of freedom of expression, 31 organizations said today.

Oct 2015
Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion. APC Submission to the 2015 IGF Intersessional

As the internet becomes more ubiquitous, less is being heard from those who are disconnected – the less wealthy and more marginalised groups – who are unable to demand rights on the same footing as those who are connected.

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
Facts on #TakeBacktheTech

Since Friday, 9 October 2015, a mounting online attack has been launched against the Twitter hashtag #TakeBacktheTech and associated initiatives. The attack against APC and Take Back the Tech and efforts to hijack the #takebackthetech hashtag, which has involved people who self-associate with #Gamergate posting threats targeting members of our community and images that depict women being subjected to physical and sexual violence, illustrate how women’s and girls’ voices are silenced on social networking platforms by violent and sexist expression.

Oct 2015
Universal Periodic Review - Sudan. Civil society calls for protection of Sudanese human rights defenders and journalists Oct 2015
APC's Comments on the WSIS+10 Zero Draft Oct 2015 English

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