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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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APC's UPR submissions set the stage for government accountability on internet rights

OTTAWA 29 November 2011 (GJ for APCNews)

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. These reports mark the first time that internet-related human rights issues have been raised as part of the UPR, and sets the stage for holding governments accountable.

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Amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups through Community Radio in Bangladesh

Rural people of Bangladesh entered into an era of community broadcasting to amplify the voices of vulnerable and marginalized groups through 14 community radio stations around the country. Community Radio provides the local community access to information and through exchange of information, leads them towards empowerment.

Tweet to help end violence against women on November 25

CALGARY 24 November 2011 (LC for APC)

Tomorrow marks the first of 16 days of activism to end violence against women (#vaw), and the Take Back the Tech! campaign. This year, we’re kicking things off with a tweet-a-thon! Help us make #16days and #tbtt trending topics to help end VAW. Tweeting begins at GMT 1400.

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Technology Bundle – the Benefits of Combined Phone and Internet Service in 21st Century

When you install a Charter cable service that combines phone and internet (and also TV, if you like, making the full three prongs of a triple play package), you get benefits all over the place.

Building advocacy networks between environmental and internet rights movements

Johannesburg, South Africa

In South Eastern Europe, as in most parts of the world, environmental activists and experts have been among the first to take advantage of the internet and ICT resources. More recently a new generation of green citizen movements and political parties in countries like Bulgaria and Hungary have used web-based social networks as their primary communication media.

APC to push for internet rights in UN human rights reviews

OTTAWA 31 October 2011 (GJ for APCNews)

The human rights records of forty-eight countries are under review this year as part of the Universal Periodic Review process. APC’s Joy Liddicoat and Henrik Almstrom explain the significance of the UPR and how APC is working for it to protect rights online.

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Computer Aid launches new guide for advocacy on e-waste issues

LONDON 11 October 2011 (Computer Aid)

Computer Aid recently launched a guide for NGOs and civil society working on issues of e-waste in their country. The free resource provides practical information and tools on how to conduct campaigns to reduce the impacts of electronics on the environment and people.

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Let's get spectrum right: It's time to start making use of TV white spaces

NAIROBI 3 October 2011 (APC for APC)

The use and management of spectrum was raised repeatedly during the IGF with many seeing digital migration and TV white spaces as an exciting opportunity for bridging the access gap. A number of recommendations came out of an APC workshop on spectrum for development as APC schedules a white spaces workshop in Joburg this week.

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