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A rights-based approach to alternative media

The need to move towards a rights-based approach to local and alternative media was a major theme at the second World Forum of Free Media, which took place June 16th and 17th, in parallel to the Rio+20 UN summit on sustainable development.

Assessment of citizens’ perceptions on open governance in Uganda

By APC and CIPESA (April 2012, APC )
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Open government data readiness study in Uganda

By APC and CIPESA (April 2012, APC )
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Human Rights In India

Surveillance Of Internet Traffic

liberties in India and technological revolution

sharing an adverse relationship in India. The more technology India
is using the greater are civil liberties violations in India.

Calling for a paradigm shift of ICT policies in Africa for growth to the next level

Calling for a paradigm shift of ICT policies in Africa for growth to the next level
In Nov 2005, Africa proudly hosted the second and final phase of WSIS in Tunis and latched itself among the community of nations to usher the emerging information society into Africa. For Africa, the ambitious commitment like other continents called for among others ….

Consent of the Networked, the Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom

Rebecca Mackinnon,
Consent of the Networked, the Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
13 March 2012

[…] A growing number of nongovernmental organizations are also dedicating themselves to Internet policy advocacy: informing the public about complicated issues that the news media often doesn’t cover well and lobbying governments to change or improve laws so the Internet can remain as open and free as possible. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy and Technology are just two of many such groups in the United States. Counterparts exist all over the world: the Open Rights Group in the UK, Bit of Freedom in the Netherlands, Netzpolitik in Germany, La Quadrature du Net in France, Jinbonet in South Korea, and many others. Other more globally focused organizations such as the South Africa-based Associated for Progressive Communications are working to coordinate policy strategy on a global level lobbying the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Internet Governance Forum, ICANN, the OECD, and other regional and international organizations.

GISWatch needs your support to win the WSIS Project Prize!

PERGAMINO 8 March 2012 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

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Bangladesh Community Radio Forum 2012

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) of remote & marginalized population.

It gives our great pleasure to inform you that, we are planning to hold Bangla

No copyrights without human rights - APC joins the SOPA blackout

JOHANNESBURG 18 January 2012 (APC for APCNews)

On January 18th, APC joined dozens of sites and organisations in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) by blacking out. These two bills, if passed, represent an unprecedented threat to the open internet as we know it, with impacts felt far beyond the borders of the United States.

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