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Balancing rights and interests: Best practices to counter online abuse and violence

11 March 2016 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

The IGF Best Practice Forum on Online Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Against Women took place in Joao Pessoa, Brazil in November 2015. Representatives of civil society, academia and the private sector went through some of the key highlights and recommendations from the BPF but opened it up at different junctures for inputs and responses.

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Behind the camera at IGF 2015

Asunción, Paraguay

Arturo Bregaglio and Carlos Afonso at the APC 25th anniversary celebration.Arturo Bregaglio and Carlos Afonso at the APC 25th anniversary celebration. When I learned that I would be attending the 2015 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in João Pessoa, with the support of the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF), I offered my assistance to the APC communications team, to help with photographic

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 31st session

NEW YORK 4 March 2016 (Deborah Brown and Shawna Finnegan for APCNews)

The 31st session of the Human Rights Council is taking place from 29 February to 25 March 2016 in Geneva. Internet rights will be discussed in the context of children’s rights and child sexual exploitation and information and communication technologies, management of peaceful assembly, preventing and countering violent extremism online, and cultural rights and digital preservation.

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Internet Freedom Festival, a civil society response to censorship and surveillance

VALENCIA 3 March 2016 (APC for APCNews)

“Joining Forces to Fight Censorship and Surveillance” is the motto of the Internet Freedom Festival taking place in Valencia on 1-6 March.

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Finally, some good news about Organizational Security

Prague

When a group of us “organizational security practitioners”1 gathered in Prague this February, we were cautiously optimistic about what we could achieve.

Many security experts and practitioners have been gaining invaluable experience while working to strengthen human right defenders and civil society organisations’ awareness, ability and confidence in thwarting security threats while continuin

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities

17 February 2016 (APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan)

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion, are increasingly taking place online, and disproportionally impact women and sexual minorities.

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No longer silenced: An interview with Rosemarie Lerner, creator of a transmedia documentary about forced sterilisation in Peru

_This is a transcribed and edited interview with Rosemarie Lerner, a Peruvian filmmaker who created Quipu, a

Take Back the Tech! campaign finalist in the 2016 Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women

1 February 2016 (The Womanity Foundation)

The Womanity Foundation will provide three years of support to two awardees that will be announced in May 2016. APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign is honoured to be a finalist for the Womanity Award together with its scale-up partner La Sandia Digital from Mexico and their project Luchadoras, and congratulates all the other finalists of this prestigious award.

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"Strong encryption should remain legal": Some notes on the IGF by Michel Lambert from Alternatives

Montreal

Michel Lambert at the 2015 IGFMichel Lambert at the 2015 IGFThe Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a unique multistakeholder forum which allows civil society organisations to discuss with the public and private sectors on policy issues related to internet governance.

Net neutrality: Levelling the playing field

This is a reflection on the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which I attended in João Pessoa, Brazil from 9 to 13 November 2015 as a council member of APC representing the “Community Education Computer Society (CECS)”:http://www.cecs.org.za/.

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