Statements and submissions

APC's Comments on the WSIS+10 Zero Draft
APC's Comments on the WSIS+10 Zero Draft 21 October 2015

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the content of the WSIS+10 Review Zero Draft. We have compiled the following proposals which we believe will strengthen the final document.

Universal Periodic Review - Sudan. Civil society calls for protection of Sudanese human rights defenders and journalists
Universal Periodic Review - Sudan. Civil society calls for protection of Sudanese human rights defenders and journalists 13 October 2015

On 21 September, 10 Sudanese civil society and human rights organisations (names have been withheld, as protection against reprisals) in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Alternatives, submitted a stakeholder report to the second UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sudan, scheduled to take place in Geneva in April 2016. This revie...

Facts on #TakeBacktheTech
Facts on #TakeBacktheTech 12 October 2015

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 subjec...

Take Action for #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet
Take Action for #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet 10 October 2015

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 Onl...

Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion. APC Submission to the 2015 IGF Intersessional
Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion. APC Submission to the 2015 IGF Intersessional 09 October 2015

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.

Syria: Disclose Advocate’s Whereabouts. Release Bassel Khartabil, Held Unfairly Since 2012
Syria: Disclose Advocate’s Whereabouts. Release Bassel Khartabil, Held Unfairly Since 2012 07 October 2015

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

Open Letter to Facebook on Real Name Policy
Open Letter to Facebook on Real Name Policy 06 October 2015

“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.”

Open letter sent by civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France
Open letter sent by civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France 05 October 2015

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.

APC's Comments on the WSIS+10 Non-Paper
APC's Comments on the WSIS+10 Non-Paper 02 October 2015

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the content of the WSIS+10 Review Non-Paper. With input from the APC community we have compiled the following proposals which we believe will strengthen the final document.