Internet rights

IT for Change: "Community broadband networks are an urgent advocacy issue in developing countries"

India

What if we found cost-effective ways to expand accessibility, achieve reliability, and save precious public money providing full quality internet for all?

By trying to find practical ways to overcome the digital divide, each day more and more community leaders pursue local control of connectivity through public ownership, cooperative models, and other nonprofit approaches, and maybe it is time

Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet: "It’s not easy to make the general public understand how surveillance affects them"

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 Tunis

Interview with UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on expression, opinion and religious freedom

JAKARTA 3 June 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)


APC, co-organiser of the Asia Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom, interviewed Kaye about his recent report on encryption and anonymity and strategies to promote freedom of expression in the digital age.

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Storify: Internet Rights Training Exchange in Jakarta

Jakarta

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Internet rights trainers meet in Jakarta for week-long exchange


Human rights defenders, including activists working on gender and sexual rights, are increasingly experiencing technology-related human rights violations. As a response to these challenges, APC is carrying out an internet rights training exchange in Jakarta, the first in a series of capacity-building activities.

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Watching the watchers: A global monitor of the information society since 2007

MADRID 21 May 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) aims to build policy analysis skills and methodologies into the work of civil society organisations in the field of ICT for development, democracy and social justice. Today, it makes us very happy to announce that our latest GISWatch report on surveillance has exceeded 10,000 page hits to the main report, becoming the most read in the history of GISWatch.

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Digital Empowerment Foundation on the Right to Access the Internet: Upholding a Human Right

Right to Access the Internet: Upholding a Human Right

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

RightsCon, Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines—DEF team member, Ms. Ritu Srivastava, participated in the interactive session on Right to Access the Internet: Upholding a Human Right at the RightsCon conference in Manila, Philippines.

Empowering local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet

SAO PAULO 6 April 2015 (Cristiana González for APCNews)

From the Marco Civil in Brazil to NETmundial and Web We Want, numerous initiatives have emerged to respond to threats to freedom of expression, privacy, access and other basic rights on the internet. To support local initiatives, APC has launched the Local Actions to Secure Internet Rights project.

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Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

ACCRA 18 March 2015 (African Internet Rights Campaign for APCNews)

We, the promoters of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, unanimously adopted and issued the following resolutions.

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