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APC at the third meeting of the Working Group of Enhanced Cooperation

GENEVA 24 February 2014 (APCNews)

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.

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Reflections on the 2013 Internet Governance Forum, recommendations for 2014

JOHANNESBURG 19 February 2014 (APCNews)

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.

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Reflections from APC on the IGF 2013 and recommendations for the IGF 2014

(February 2014, APC )
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TV white spaces: A pragmatic approach

By Mike Jensen and others (December 2013, ICTP )

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”.

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Contributions to the ITU Strategic Plan 2016-2019

(February 2014, APC )
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Letter to co-facilitators calling for civil society input into negotiations on WSIS+10 modalities

(February 2014, Best Bits )
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Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”

NEW YORK 11 February 2014 (APC)

Internet rights organisations, civil-society groups, authors, and internet users across six continents take to the digital streets to demand an end to mass surveillance on Tuesday, 11 February 2014.

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Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”

11 February 2014
NEW YORK 11 February 2014 (APC) -

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Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”
International community unites to protest big brother on February 11

Internet rights organisations, civil-society groups, authors, and internet users across six continents take to the digital streets to demand an end to mass surveillance on Tuesday, 11 February 20

The Day We Fought Back: Collective demands to end mass surveillance

Winnipeg, Canada

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 was the Day We Fight Back against mass surveillance. A virtual call to arms, this global campaign intended to pressure policymakers around the world to uphold human rights and end mass surveillance.

Human rights online and ICT4D – Two sides of the same coin

CAPE TOWN

On 10 December, 2013, the Association for Progressive Communications and the Web We Want campaign hosted a workshop at the sixth annual Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Until recently, advocates for freedom on the internet have tended to operate in relative isolation from

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