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Internet censorship, surveillance in Turkey tightens days after IGF concludes in Istanbul

MONTREAL 16 September 2014 (ET for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) strongly condemns the Turkish government for amending a law that tightens internet censorship. The law, which now grants the Telecommunications Directorate (TIB) extensive powers to block access to websites without a court order, comes on the heels of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul on 2-5 September 2014.

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Pangea celebrates its 20th anniversary in November 2013

Spain

[img_assist|nid=19625|title=|desc=From the very beginning, the Pangea team has been part of APC, sharing its values and its path.

Pangea celebra su 20 aniversario en noviembre de 2013

Spain
[img_assist|nid=19625|title=|desc=El equipo de Pangea forma parte de APC desde sus comienzos, ya que comparten valores y un camino a seguir.

Media Fact-Checking Service boosts quality of journalism

Macedonia

[img_assist|nid=19633|title=|desc=The Service’s nexus is the trilingual (Macedonian, Albanian and English) website, in addition to its social media presence, which during the year gathered over 10,000 fans and followers.

New centre to support internet freedom in the Maghreb and Mashreq

Tunis

[img_assist|nid=19609|title=|desc=Photo taken in Tunis, the site of Alternatives’ regional training centre.

Supporting ICT education in Romania

Romania

Young children in school in Romania. Photo: Flore de PréneufYoung children in school in Romania. Photo: Flore de PréneufBeyond the “invisible work” of network support for the ngo.ro community, the StrawberryNet team has implemented an ICT education project for students aged eight to ten.

Supporting independent journalism to strengthen free speech and democracy in Bulgaria

Bulgaria

The BlueLink.net team builds their capacity in independent journalism. Photo: BlueLink.net.The BlueLink.net team builds their capacity in independent journalism. Photo: BlueLink.net.The decline of freedom of speech in Bulgaria is no surprise, with the country steadily receiving record low ratings within the EU from Freedom House, Reporters Without Borders and other international watchdogs.

Have you noticed the latest changes on the portal zenskaposla.ba?

Bosnia and Herzegovina

As a part of “our Take Back the Tech!

Civil society working to protect human rights online in Macedonia

Over the past few years, Macedonia has seen a backslide in democracy and human rights, including the swift enactment of a repressive new Media and Defamations laws.

Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter

NEW YORK 21 March 2014 (APCNews)

APC expresses concern over the Turkish government’s decision to block access to Twitter in the country. We are particularly concerned in the light of Turkey being the host country of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum, a space that strives for a democratic and inclusive internet.

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