Young African meets Global Forum

Joao Pessoa, Brazil

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015.African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015.

The first thought that came to mind when I heard that I was going to Brazil was white sand beaches and clear blue waters.

International call on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against human rights defenders

17 November 2015 (APCNews)

We, international human rights, peace and freedom of expression organizations, are gravely concerned about the harassment and prosecution of seven human rights defenders and journalists in Morocco.

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African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015

JOÃO PESSOA 11 November 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway? was the provocative title of a panel that explored how policy frameworks affect human rights on the continent.

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APC-IMPACT: Research on internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan

3 November 2015 (APC for APCNews)


Since we launched the Advocacy for Change through Technology (APC IMPACT) project, APC has been working with members and partners in India, Malaysia and Pakistan to protect and promote human rights on the internet. As part of the project, our partners have developed a baseline of research that has already produced three papers.

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Connecting your rights: Internet access and economic, social and cultural rights

22 October 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

Those with internet access are more likely to enjoy the potential realisation of rights, while those without access lack such potential. Additionally, the control of technologies is not necessarily in the hands of traditional duty bearers in human rights law. In such a scenario, what is the relationship between access to the internet and the frameworks to allow internet access as a right?

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Gender and Internet Governance Exchange - Africa: Barriers to women’s participation on the internet evolve with increased "access"

Addis Ababa

In the opening session at this year’s Gender and Internet Governance Exchange (gigXAfrica), participants highlighted some key questions they had that they hoped would be answered during the exchange. One participant innocently asked: if the internet is free for all, how are women really marginalised in that space?

LASIR: Empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet

10 September 2015 (APC for APCNews)

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunisia.

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APC and Web We Want: New grants will help promote African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in seven countries

1 September 2015

Web We Want announces recipients of small grants to promote the African Declaration of Internet Rights and Freedoms. At APC we are delighted to see among them our member, Cameroon Protégé QV. Read about the other recipients and the Declaration.

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