Access to information

French "right to be forgotten" ruling could be devastating for freedom of expression globally

19 April 2017 (APC for APCNews)

APC joined 17 NGOs from across the globe in a legal submission before France’s highest court, raising serious concerns about a ruling of France’s data protection authority on the “right to be forgotten”.

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APC statement on World Wide Web Consortium move towards standardising digital rights management

By APC (April 2017, APC )
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Promoting the right to information across Africa at the Forum on Internet Freedom

Nigeria

Internet freedom, according to the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2016, means access to any kind of information through the internet. Free flow of information. Nothing should hinder your access.

Joint Civil Society Submission to the CESCR: Briefing on copyright as a barrier to the exercise of cultural rights online in the Republic of Korea

By APC, Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet and OpenNet Korea (February 2017, APC )
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Zenzeleni: Do-it-yourself telecoms networks in rural South Africa

26 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Masibulele Jay Siya told us the story of Mankosi, a village that came together to build and maintain its own telecommunications network and offer affordable communications to the people in rural Eastern Cape.

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Mobile Phone: A Public Tool. Analysing the Use of Mobile Technology in Civic Participation, Education and Health

By Saleema Razvi, Ritu Srivastava and Buddhadeb Halder with collaboration of others (October 2016, Digital Empowerment Foundation and UNICEF India )

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Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A Compendium of 100+ Initiatives in India

By Ritu Srivastava and Arjun Sen (October 2016, Digital Empowerment Foundation and UNICEF India )

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States must go beyond ensuring basic access... to empower citizens

Geneva

Access to information is a fundamental right that needs to be realised in support of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) – whether it’s information on life skills, social security grants, science and culture, or access to legal or educational resources. Access to information is also high on the global sustainable development agenda.

Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it

JOHANNESBURG 13 April 2016 (APCNews)

In a new policy paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap.

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Ending digital exclusion: Why the access divide persists and how to close it

By APC (April 2016, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) )

In a new policy paper from APC, we unpack the underlying causes of limited connectivity, the shortcomings of current initiatives, and propose a set of policy responses to address the access gap.

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