Suggestions for right to privacy-related questions to be included in the list of issues on South Africa, Human Rights Committee
Submission in advance of the consideration of the periodic report of South Africa, Human Rights Committee
On the morning of national elections, 18 February, Ugandan internet users were blocked from using Twitter, Facebook, and other communications platforms until three days later. Kampala-based APC member CIPESA along with Access Now and other civil society groups around the world called for renewed respect for human rights in the wake of this violation.
On the morning of national elections, February 18, Ugandan internet users were blocked from using Twitter, Facebook, and other communications platforms. The shutdown remained in place until the afternoon of Sunday, February 21. Kampala-based APC member CIPESA along with Access Now and other civil society groups around the world called for renewed respect for human rights in the wake of this violation.
The DRC and Kenya are in focus in a series of country editions sharing the findings of the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online“ research.
Open letter to the Nigerian Senate on the Frivolous Petitions Prohibition Bill (aka “Social Media” Bill)
We are a coalition of Nigerian, African, and international organisations writing to you about the proposed Frivolous Petitions (Prohibitions, etc) Bill that has provisions for social media regulation.
Cyber security is essential for the exercise of both online and offline rights, as it is key to privacy and the protection of personal data. At APC we understand the need for a cyber crime and cyber security bill to make South Africa a safer place online. However, we suggest, along with many experts from different backgrounds, that the Bill be rejected in its current form.
Avis Momeni from PROTEGE QV: "Access to information and technologies can help communities lift themselves out of poverty"
“The work we do within APC is complementary and there are many members who care about and work on community issues, poverty issues and larger societal issues,” says Avis Momeni, general secretary of PROTEGE QV, an APC member based in Cameroon, in an interview with APCNews.