This is the first in a series of digital stories for the Take Back the Tech! campaign developed by OneWorld platform for Southeast Europe.
APC welcomes the groundbreaking report “The right to privacy in the digital age”, released yesterday by Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The report affirms that the international human rights framework for the promotion and protection of the right to privacy applies online and that governments have been failing in their obligations.
APC and other civil society organizations believe that the internet is a global resource enabling human rights and development and should be managed in the public interest. A joint statement by APC and partners calls on BRICS governments (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), individually and collectively, to ensure that internet issues are addressed in the Fortaleza Declaration being drafted in Fortaleza, Brazil 14-16 July.
“End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project country partner and coordinator in the Philippines, Lisa Garcia, attended the annual Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) which took place in May 2014.
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.
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