The 25th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) will take place in Geneva from March 3rd to 28th. This note provides information on internet related human rights issues in the upcoming session of the HRC.
APC staff members and partners will be attending the third RightsCon, organised by Access, to be held in California on 3-5 March. APC will sponsor a lightning talk on sexual rights and online hate speech and the roundtable session “Ending violence against women online: Everyone’s responsibility and no one’s liability?.” Click to download the programme in PDF format .
The APC Women’s Rights Programme will be present at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place in New York on 10-21 March 2014. This year’s priority theme is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. Women’s and girls’ access to and participation in education, training, science and technology, and the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work, will also be on the agenda.
On 24-28 February the APC community will be in Geneva discussing the future of internet governance in the context of the UN at the third meeting of a working group that addresses enhanced cooperation among multi-stakeholders.
APC and its community will remember the 2013 forum most for the impact of the Snowden revelations, ICANN and Brazil’s initative to convene an internet governance meeting in 2014, the hospitality of our Indonesian hosts, and for Miss Internet Bali. Read our full assessment.
TV white spaces allow the use of unlicensed spectrum to provide connectivity solutions to traditionally unserved areas, especially rural and remote communities. This book explores this innovative approach to spectrum both the policy, regulatory and technological perspective. APC access specialist Mike Jensen wrote a chapter on “The role of TV white Spaces and dynamic spectrum in helping to improve internet access in Africa and other developing regions”, and other APC members participated in the initiative: Ermanno Pietrosemoli, from EsLaRed, co-edited the book, and Carlos Afonso, from Instituto NUPEF, wrote the chapter “New cognitive radio approaches, white spaces and the digital dividend in the Brazilian context”.