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APC call for expression of interest: Research Design Coordinator at the Association for Progressive Communications
The deadline for applications for this position is 12 April 2014. Research is one of APC’s core strategic activities and supports learning, analysis, advocacy and capacity building. The nature of the research and the research problems being addressed vary greatly, and the research takes place in different parts of the world.
APC is holding a Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet in Malaysia between 12 and 17 April to explore and develop the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like. The meeting will bring together academics, activists and policy specialists from local, regional and international organisations and networks.
In response to a consultation being undertaken by the UN in accordance with December’s General Assembly resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age, APC, together with other partner organizations, called on the UN to recognise that mass surveillance is incompatible with human rights.
New edition of Security in-a-Box: Challenges faced by women human rights defenders and sexual rights activists
Tactical Tech, Frontline and APC are working on a new edition of Security in-a-Box, which will focus explicitly on the particular challenges faced by women human rights defenders (WHRDs) and, more importantly, ways in which these challenges can be overcome.
This new edition will include an
Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to privacy in the digital age
The APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize recognises initiatives that are making it easy for people to start using free/libre and open source software (FLOSS). Individual or group nominations for the prize will be collected until 30 April 2014 at midnight UTC.
APC’s Women’s Rights and Communications and Information Policy Programmes work to explore and promote a queer and feminist analysis of the practice and governance of internet technology.
The Web We Want campaign, which supports global, national, and regional efforts to make the web universal, free, and open, has launched its second round of small grants in two categories: Rapid Response grants (open and rolling) and Web 25 Year of Action grants (deadline: 7 April 2014).
APC joins the international community in congratulating member and friend Shahzad Ahmad on his recent Doughty Street Advocacy Award, and is proud to stand with Ahmad in the fight for freedom of expression wherever it is threatened.