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NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

By APC (March 2015, APC )

We encourage governments to support the creation of a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.

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Net Mundial Initiative should support a strong IGF, democratic and bottom-up processes


On 20 February, APC submitted its input to the consultation on the NETmundial Initative (NMI) terms of reference. The input affirmed APC’s principled stance towards supporting inclusive, transparent and democratic spaces in internet governance working in the public interest.

GISWatch report on surveillance launched in ten countries

MOPANI 7 February 2015 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

From Bolivia to Senegal, ten Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) authors have organised local launches to highlight national reports on the implications of surveillance in local contexts.

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Submission to the Open Call for Input on IGF inter-sessional work

By APC (February 2015, APC )
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APC at the Global Voices Summit – Internet Rights in Your Backyard

Cebu, Philippines

In 2015, APC in partnership with Article 19 will be leading the project Local Actions to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR).

Bytes for All, Pakistan: Another stab from the state on media freedoms


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Immediate reactions from the government after Peshawar tragedy also included abolishing the moratorium on death penalty.

APC at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit

MADRID 15 January 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

The open internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements are the foci of the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit that will take place in Cebu, Philippines. APC is participating with two panels and a meeting on the limits and barriers to defend human rights on the internet from a local perspective.

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GISWatch reports: Monitoring ICT for development, democracy and social justice

MADRID 18 December 2014 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

GISWatch is an annual report covering the state of the information society from the perspectives of civil society. This year’s key theme is surveillance. Read the report and explore the findings by country.

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APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped

MADRID 17 December 2014 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped and for sanctions to be adopted against top Azerbaijani government officials participating in jailing and torturing journalists and free speech activists.

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