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Briefing note: Human Rights Council 26th session

By Deniz Duru Aydin (Access), Deborah Brown and Shawna Finnegan (June 2014, Association for Progressive Communications )
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APC @ WSIS+10 High Level Event: Mike Jensen reports from Geneva

GENEVA

The final stage of the 10-year review of the World Summit on the Information Society, kicked off today June 9 in Geneva. Known as the ‘WSIS+10 High Level Event’, the ITU expects it to bring together about 2000 leaders from government, the UN, business and civil society to approve the final statement on the overall review of the implementation of the WSIS goals.

APC member releases study on hate speech online in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD 9 June 2014 (Bytes for All Pakistan)

APC member Bytes for All Pakistan has just released the first study on hate speech online in the country. More than 92% of Pakistani users encountered hate speech online, and more than 51% identified themselves as targets of such speech, a survey included in the study revealed. Read more about the issue from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective.

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APC @ WSIS+10 High Level Event

GENEVA

The WSIS+10 High Level Event is part of the World Summit on the Information Society follow-up process.

Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize winners announced

6 June 2014
BARCELONA 6 June 2014 () -

_The suspense is over!

Storify in #TakeBackTheNet Day 2

On 6/5, 65 things we know about NSA surveillance that we didn’t know a year ago

SAN FRANCISCO

It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people.

International experts weigh in on mass surveillance on Snowden anniversary

5 June 2014
SAN FRANCISCO 5 June 2014 (13 Principles Coalation ) -

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International experts weigh in on mass surveillance on Snowden anniversary

A huge international collection of experts have called on world governments to adopt the “13 International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance (IPAHRCS)“https://necessaryandproportionate.org, principles aimed at putting an end to the bla

Access to the internet, community-owned infrastructure and open source software linked to combating racism, UN report says

NEW YORK 4 June 2014 (APCNews)

A new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mutuma Ruteere, was released in late May. APC and some of our members were part of the multi-stakeholder consultation process that led to the preparation of this report.

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