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Joint civil society statement on privacy in the digital age

15 September 2014 (APCNews)

APC endorses statement submitted by Human Rights Watch at the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 11 September 2014.

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APC and partners to attend Human Rights Council 27th session

4 September 2014 (APCNews)

The 27th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC27) will take place in Geneva from 8-26 September 2014. APC will be attending the session to focus on internet rights and will be supporting a group of sexual rights activists who will be attending the Council for the first time. This briefing note highlights the key internet rights related issues in the Council’s agenda for this session as well as countries under scrutiny in the Univeral Periodic Review (UPR).

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Briefing note Human Rights Council 27th session

By Deniz D. Aydin (Access), Joy Liddicoat, Deborah Brown (September 2014, APC )
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Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges

Location: 
Milpark Garden Court Hotel, Cnr. Empire Road and Owl Street, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 2073
Date and time: 
Aug 12 2014 - 8:30am - 5:30pm

In 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, presented recommendations for governments in the area of access to internet and freedom of expression.

UN encourages community responses to online hatred in new report

27 June 2014 (APCNews)

A new UN report discussed in Geneva on 25 June 2014, cites the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan as leaders in working to protect freedom of expression online, strengthen the digital security of human rights defenders and end gender-based violence online.

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United Nations resolutions recognising human rights online

Winnipeg, Canada

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Edited to include additional resolutions documented by Access here

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Connecting Our Rights at IGF2013: Women and sexual rights defenders leading progress on equitable, inclusive internet policy

Bali, Indonesia

The human rights of women and sexual minorities are being increasingly impacted by the internet, not only through violence and discrimination, but through policies and legislation that do not recognise their specific contexts, concerns and capacities.

This was a key message coming out of the workshop hosted by APC’s CIPP and WRP, ‘Connecting Our Rights: Strategies for Progress’.

Reflecting on the Human Rights Council as a space to halt mass surveillance

Johannesburg, South Africa

Last Friday the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council came to a close in Geneva.

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico

By LaNeta (March 2013, APC )
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