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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 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.

Twelve years of leading online communications for social change: APC says goodbye to Karen Higgs

MONTEVIDEO 12 December 2011 (APC for APC)

It is with a heavy heart that the APC says farewell to long-standing communications manager Karen Higgs, who is leaving at the end of 2011 to take on new and personal endeavours. Congratulations Karen, and thank you for all you’ve done! All the best down your new path.

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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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Join us in putting the internet on the human rights agenda

8 December 2011
OTTAWA 8 December 2011 () -

APC members and networks have highlighted internet-related human rights issues in the Universal Period Review (UPR) process — we call on others to do the same.

The Association for Progressive Communications, in coordination with local members and networks, has achieved a major milestone in our efforts to ha

New report on internet and democracy is dedicated to the Arab revolutions

JOHANNESBURG 8 December 2011 (APC for APC/Hivos)

On Human Rights Day APC and Hivos launch Information Society Watch 2011. We investigate how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are restricting freedom online – and how citizens are responding to this using the very same technologies.

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New report on internet and democracy is dedicated to the Arab revolutions

8 December 2011
JOHANNESBURG 8 December 2011 (APC/Hivos) -


Launching on December 10 — Human Rights Day — the Global Information Society Watch 2011 report investigates how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are trying to restrict freedom online — and how citizens are responding to this using the very same technologies.

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