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APC welcomes NTIA announcement on transition of key internet domain name functions

15 March 2014
JOHANNESBURG 15 March 2014 (APCNews) -

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APC welcomes NTIA announcement on transition of key internet domain name functions

14 March 2014 – The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the announcement made by the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of its ‘intent to transition key internet domain name functio

Join the People Links digital gathering to discuss technology-related violence against women

NEW YORK 14 March 2014 (AL for People Link)

Join us on Thursday 27 March to discuss technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression with Erika Smith from APC’s Women’s Rights Programme.

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APC staff included in top internet women working on internet governance

After realising that such a thing didn’t exist, researcher Emily Taylor came up with her own list of top internet governance women. APC’s Joy Liddicoat, Valeria Betancourt, Jac sm Kee, and Mallory Knodel made it into the list.

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Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection

NEW YORK 11 March 2014 (Inmaculada Barcia for AWID)

AWID, in collaboration with members of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, has developed this publication in an effort to assess the various mechanisms developed to provide protection to WHRDs at risk, including initiatives developed by national governments and regional and international human rights bodies. The publication includes a specific section addressing digital security and freedom of expression issues.

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Contributions to the NetMundial – Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

(March 2014, APC )

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.

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Global Information Society Watch 2013 - Women's rights, gender and ICTs

By Various (December 2013, APC and Hivos )

GISWatch 2013 shows that gains in women’s rights made online are not always certain or stable. While access to the internet for women has increased their participation in the social, economic and governance spheres, there is there is another side to these opportunities: online harassment, cyberstalking, and violence against women online all of which are on the increase globally. This GISWatch is a call to action, to the increased participation of women in all forms of technological governance and development, and to a reaffirmation and strengthening of their rights online.

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APC submits proposals for NetMundial

JOHANNESBURG 10 March 2014 (APCNews)

NetMundial, also known as the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, will take place on 23-24 April 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Read more about our priorities and proposals.

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Women Weave the Web: Digital inclusion and empowerment campaign

Want to learn more about the Women Weave the Web Campaign? You’ve come to the right place! Take a look at this page to get answers to all of the questions you may have about Wold Pulse’s Digital Action Campaign.

Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on whistleblowers

By APC, Reporters Without Borders, Access, Article 19, EFF, Privacy International (March 2014, )
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Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on privacy

By APC, Reporters Without Borders, Access, Article 19, EFF, Privacy International (March 2014, )
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