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How will candidates advance internet rights at the Human Rights Council?

New York

In an effort to bring a degree of transparency to elections for the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), Amnesty International, the International Service for Human Rights and the Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations hosted “an event at UN headquarters”:

Inside the Information Society: Mapping Internet governance

London [25 July 2016]

Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society. This week’s blog looks at how to map the Internet governance landscape, which grows more complex almost by the day.

Internet governance is a lot more complicated than it used to be.

Facebook's real name policy: Does it actually help to keep the online community safe?

Johannesburg

Facebook has said that every account should represent a real person, and that having an “authentic” identity is essential to the Facebook experience. But using a pseudonym does not mean that you are not a real person. Right?

Inside the Information Society: The IGF - retreating to advance

New York [18 July 2016]

*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women

15 July 2016 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

In her first report to the Human Rights Council on its 32nd session, the new Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, outlines thematic priorities for her mandate, including “online violence against women as a new challenge”.

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HRC resolution on human rights on the internet: What really happened?

The Human Rights Council passed a significant resolution late last month reaffirming the importance of protecting and promoting human rights on the internet.

What is your organisation's DNA? An interview with Paz Peña on strategic communications for advocacy

PERGAMINO 9 July 2016 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

In a changing environment with tremendous competition among messages, how can we ensure that our communications have maximum impact? APCNews talked to Paz Peña, a Chilean journalist and social communicator who has been working on digital rights issues for the past eight years.

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Inside the Information Society: Three challenges for the Internet Governance Forum

London [11 July 2016]

*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

Inside the Information Society: Connecting ICTs to economic, social and cultural rights

London [4 July 2016]

*_Each week, David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

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