Freedom of expression

Make the Connection! First winner announced

30 January 2012 (APCNews)

The first winner of the Connect Your Rights: Make the Connection contest is Charlie Parra del Riego for his hilarious SOPA Guitar Solo. To learn how you can submit your own content, check out our call for submissions.

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No copyrights without human rights - APC joins the SOPA blackout

18 January 2012
JOHANNESBURG 18 January 2012 (APC) -

Today, 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.

New gTLD Applicant Support Programme does not go far enough

WELLINGTON 12 January 2012 (APC for APCNews)

APC welcomes the proposal, while noting that it does not go far enough in supporting developing country applicants. To be truly successful, the proposal must include provisions for greater capacity building, increased transparency and a more representative review panel which would include experts from developing countries.

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Make the Connection

OTTAWA 12 January 2012 (GJ for APCNews)

Where were you when you first “connected your rights”? The Connect your rights! campaign is calling for submissions of blogs, poems, digital stories, artwork and other visuals to help others make the connection. The top submissions will be featured on rights.apc.org

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APC's UPR submissions set the stage for government accountability on internet rights

10 January 2012
OTTAWA 10 January 2012 (APC) -

APC is pleased to announce the submission of country reports for India, Brazil, South Africa and Ecuador for the Universal Periodic Review process, which will convene at the UN in May 2012.

Scarlet vs SABA, groundbreaking internet rights case, but does it reach far enough?

Johannesburg

The recent judgement from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on filtering and copyright enforcement has been hailed as a success for the free internet.

Why the Stop Online Piracy Act might pass -- and why it shouldn't

OTTAWA 15 December 2011 (GJ for APCNews)

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is being debated in the US House of Representatives today. Wildly unpopular, this bill is the latest in a series of extreme and reactionary legislation that seek a heavy-handed approach to dealing with copyright infringement online. If passed, SOPA would grant broad powers to censor and restrict content on the Internet.

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Why SOPA might pass -- and why it shouldn't

Ottawa

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is being debated in the US House of Representatives today. Wildly unpopular, this bill is the latest in a series of extreme and reactionary legislation that seek a heavy-handed approach to dealing with copyright infringement online. If passed, SOPA would grant broad powers to censor and restrict content on the Internet.

SCREENING: PAPUAN VOICES, Untold stories of the Papuan conflict

Tomorrow at the Neo Journalism Club join EngageMedia for the premier screening of six exclusive videos from inside West Papua.

In collaboration with our partners the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation and the Secretariat for Justice and Peace, EngageMedia presents Papuan Voices: untold stories of the Papuan conflict.

Our keynote screening will be Love Letter To A Soldier

Join us in putting the internet on the human rights agenda

OTTAWA 8 December 2011 (APC for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications, in coordination with local members and networks, successfully submitted UPR reports for India, Brazil, South Africa and Ecuador focused on internet-related human rights issues. We call on civil society groups and governments to lobby for internet-related rights issues to be on the agenda in their respective countries.

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