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Online freedoms absent and sexual rights rejected in Nigeria's Universal Periodic Review

20 March 2014
LAGOS 20 March 2014 () -

Civil society groups spoke out today at the Human Rights Council 25th session in Geneva as Nigeria rejects recommendations to ensure the universality of human rights as part of its Universal Periodic Review.

Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on Nigeria

By APC, Development Dynamics, PEN Nigeria, Fantsuam Foundation, CIVICUS (March 2014, )
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Online freedoms absent and sexual rights rejected in Nigeria's Universal Periodic Review

ABUJA 20 March 2014 (Maureen Nwobodo and Shawna Finnegan for APCNews)

Civil society groups spoke out today at the Human Rights Council 25th session in Geneva as Nigeria rejects recommendations to ensure the universality of human rights as part of its Universal Periodic Review.

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The Video-For-Change Africa Network is Born!

South Africa

Last week, video for change activists convened at the University of Cape Town in South Africa to share and learn from one another on how video is being used to create social change in East and Southern Africa.

APC's proposals for NETmundial

(March 2014, APC )
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Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – a great blow to internet freedom

One month after Nigeria’s president signed into law a harsh law criminalising sexual minorities, Uganda has followed suit by signing it’s own “anti-gay”, as dubbed by the media, bill.

Nigerians take stock of their transition to digital media

LAGOS

A digital broadcasting roundtable, supported by APC and hosted by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, took place on February 18, 2014, in Lagos. Participants included representatives from national NGOs, TV and radio stations as well as newspapers.

Speeding up digital migration in Uganda without leaving citizens behind

NEW YORK 3 March 2014 (AL for APCNews)

What are the main obstacles to digital migration in Uganda? How will this technical process affect citizens and what are their main concerns? APCNews talked to Moses Owiny, from our member WOUGNET, about the challenges and opportunities the country is currently facing.

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Why shouldn’t private companies regulate the internet? Experts and activists discuss intermediary liability in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG


SABC covered the meeting by interviewing project coordinator, Emilar Vushe Gandhi [From minute 15:00 on]

Internet intermediaries are any companies that provide internet services, from physical networks to software developers.

Job opportunity: Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator for the Maghreb-Machrek region

19 February 2014 (SF for APCNews)

APC is seeking an outreach and capacity building coordinator to join its policy to coordinate its internet rights networking and capacity-building work with women’s and human rights defenders in the Maghreb-Machrek region.

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