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GISWatch 2016 on economic, social and cultural rights and the internet coming soon!

26 November 2016 (APC)

This year’s Global Information Society Watch report, to be launched on 9 December at the Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico, explores the ways in which the internet is being used – or could be used – to realise economic, social and cultural rights around the world.

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In the words of Snowden, spying on journalists in Quebec “is a radical attack on journalism of the free press”

Canada

It was revealed this week that at least seven journalists in Quebec, working for Radio-Canada, La Presse and La Journal de Montréal, have been spied on by the Montreal police (SPVM) and Quebec provincial police (SQ). Further revelations have shown journalists to have been under surveillance since 2008, some for as long as five years at a time.

APC welcomes UNGA resolution to protect right to privacy in the digital age in the face of challenges

22 November 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC welcomes the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age and expresses appreciation for the leadership by Brazil and Germany. This year’s resolution adds substantive language on the role of the private sector, which, as the resolution notes, poses a risk to the enjoyment of the right to privacy in the digital age because of its increasing capabilities to collect, process and use personal data.

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Inside the Information Society: Upsetting and resetting standards, rules and norms

London [21 November 2016]

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

"We see and value the transformative potential of the internet": Jac sm Kee received the Stieg Larsson Award 2016

Stockholm

Jac sm KeeJac sm KeeStieg Larsson, the author of the Millennium Trilogy, tirelessly fought against racism and misogyny, and for freedom of speech. A fight based on a simple idea: that everyone has the right to be themselves.

New GenderIT.org edition celebrating the 10 years of Take Back the Tech!

17 November 2016 (GenderIT.org)

This edition brings to us the voices from the campaigns scattered across the world, from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina to India. The editorial written by Sara Baker who has led the campaign for almost 4 years now points to the shift that has taken place recently, and how online VAW is being acknowledged as a problem in mainstream news, included as an offence in the laws of several countries.

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Inside the Information Society: Assessing the impact of ICT4D

London [15 November 2016]

Image by Charles Roffey used under Creative Commons license.Image by Charles Roffey used under Creative Commons license.*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

GreenNet: 30 years making internet history

SARAJEVO 9 November 2016 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

The APC European members meeting that took place on 19-20 October 2016 in Sarajevo was the perfect venue for Leila Nachawati Rego from APCNews to meet Edward Maw and Karen Banks from GreenNet, one of APC’s founders and the first organisational member of the network.

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Inside the Information Society: A short history of ICT4D

London [7 November 2016]

AlterMundi in action in Córdoba, Argentina. Photos: AlterMundiAlterMundi in action in Córdoba, Argentina. Photos: AlterMundi*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

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