Major international decisions are being made about the internet in the coming weeks – decisions that could affect the internet as we know it forever. This week the United Nations Human Rights Council will receive its first ever official report on freedom of expression online – and APC is helping deliver the message to the UN in Geneva.
Dramatic events recently such as the internet shutdowns in Arab states and the WikiLeaks clampdown are pressing reminders that an open and fair internet cannot be taken for granted. In March APC brought together 100 researchers, innovators and activists to strategise.
Former New Zealand human rights commissioner Joy Liddicoat has just joined APC to lead a new Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign. Although she is busy getting ready for Internet Governance Forum consultations on May 18-19, she took a few moments to talk to APCNews.
Want the Wikileaks without the Julian Assange?
Well the Wall Street Journal has the answer. It recently introduced SafeHouse, an online drop box for whistleblowers to release documents anonymously.
And they are not alone.
Almost one million adults are the victims of cyberstalkers every year. APC’s new tip sheet gives concrete advice on precautions you can take and what to do if a cyberstalker targets you.
On May 3 join a global day of action to defend our right to share information and opinions freely online – and be our own media!
Sony announced yesterday that the PlayStation Network was currently down.
As if we hadn’t noticed.