Statements, positions and contributions from the APC
|APC welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on human rights and the internet||
http://www.apc.org/es/system/files/images/internet_0.thumbnail.jpg The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet. Adopted by consensus by 82 member states, the resolution affirms that the same rights people enjoy offline apply online. While the APC applauds the links made between the internet and development, the APC also points out areas where the resolution could have been stronger.
|Jun 2014||English, English|
|APC condemns conviction of Egyptian activist and APC partner Alaa Abd El Fattah||
APC strongly condemns the conviction of Egyptian activist and APC partner Alaa Abd El Fattah, sentenced on June 11, 2014 to 15 years in prison for organizing a protest. He was convicted in absentia, along with 24 other protestors. Alaa Abd El Fattah is a close partner of the APC network. We call on the Egyptian government to release the prisoners and repeal the draconian protest law introduced in November 2013. We call on the APC community to join the campaign to #FreeAlaa.
|APC condemns arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders in Egypt||
APC denounces the arrests of 23 protestors and human rights defenders in Egypt, including the arrest of Yara Sallam, long-time APC partner and human rights advocate. Since the introduction of the protest law in November, there have been a string of actions aimed at silencing dissent in Egypt. APC fully supports the call from Nazra for Feminist Studies to release the human rights defenders and comply with international standards on freedom of assembly.
|Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to privacy in the digital age||Apr 2014||Engilsh|
|Association for Progressive Communications (APC) statement on NETmundial||Apr 2014||English, English|
|Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter||
APC urges the Turkish government to respect international human rights standards and to immediately cease blocking, filtering and censorship of content and expression online.
|Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on whistleblowers||Mar 2014|
|Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on privacy||Mar 2014|
|Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on Nigeria||Mar 2014|
|Contributions to the NetMundial – Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance||
Since its formation in 1990 the APC network and its members have been committed to achieving universal and affordable access to a free and open internet. APC has consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and has participated actively in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and Internet Governance Forum (IGF) processes, driven by the conviction that the internet is a global public good and a vital enabler of social justice, gender equality and human rights.
|APC's proposals for NETmundial||Mar 2014|
|APC commends Brazil's historic step towards a Civil Rights Framework for the Internet||Mar 2014|
|Reflections from APC on the IGF 2013 and recommendations for the IGF 2014||Feb 2014||English|
|Letter to co-facilitators calling for civil society input into negotiations on WSIS+10 modalities||Feb 2014|
|Contributions to the ITU Strategic Plan 2016-2019||Feb 2014||English|
|Briefing note: Human Rights Council 25th session||
The 25th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) will take place in Geneva from March 3rd to 28th. This note provides information on internet related human rights issues in the upcoming session of the HRC.
|Support to the UN General Assembly draft resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age||Nov 2013|
|Open letter from the Fair Deal coalition to government representatives behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)||Nov 2013|
|Open letter by APC to the organisers of the International Conference on Global Internet Governance||Nov 2013|
|“Miss Internet Bali” and women's participation at the Internet Governance Forum 2013||Oct 2013|