Statements & positions

Statements, positions and contributions from APC

APC condemns conviction of Egyptian activist and APC partner Alaa Abd El Fattah

By APC (June 2014, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) )

APC strongly condemns the conviction of Egyptian activist and APC partner Alaa Abd El Fattah, sentenced on June 11, 2014 to 15 years in prison for organizing a protest. He was convicted in absentia, along with 24 other protestors. Alaa Abd El Fattah is a close partner of the APC network. We call on the Egyptian government to release the prisoners and repeal the draconian protest law introduced in November 2013. We call on the APC community to join the campaign to #FreeAlaa.

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Human Right Council 26: The internet and human rights

By Article 19 (June 2014, APC )

“One year after the Snowden revelations, the Human Rights Council must recognise that trust in the internet is conditional on respect for the rights to freedom of expression and privacy, regardless of users’ nationality or location”, says a joint statement supported by APC and delivered today in Geneva.

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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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Association for Progressive Communications (APC) statement on NETmundial

(April 2014, APC )
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Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to privacy in the digital age

By APC, Privacy International, Access, EFF, Article 19, Human Rights Watch and the WWW Foundation (April 2014, Privacy International )
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APC commends Brazil's historic step towards a Civil Rights Framework for the Internet

(March 2014, APC )
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Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter

(March 2014, APC )

APC urges the Turkish government to respect international human rights standards and to immediately cease blocking, filtering and censorship of content and expression online.

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Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on Nigeria

By APC, Development Dynamics, PEN Nigeria, Fantsuam Foundation, CIVICUS (March 2014, )
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Contributions to the NetMundial – Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

(March 2014, APC )

Since its formation in 1990 the APC network and its members have been committed to achieving universal and affordable access to a free and open internet. APC has consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and has participated actively in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and Internet Governance Forum (IGF) processes, driven by the conviction that the internet is a global public good and a vital enabler of social justice, gender equality and human rights.

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APC's proposals for NETmundial

(March 2014, APC )
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