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APC and Web We Want launch open call for grant proposals

21 May 2015 (Web We Want)

APC is happy to announce that we are partnering with The Web We Want to launch an open call for grant proposals. A limited number of grants will be offered to projects that support local campaign efforts to promote a free and open Web.

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New Canadian anti-terrorism law: The beginning of the end of the right to privacy?

MONTREAL 11 May 2015 (Stéphane Couture for APCNouvelles)

On 6 May 2015, the anti-terrorism Bill C-51 was passed by the Canadian Parliament. Launched after the attacks of October 2014 that cost the lives of four people (the attackers and two military personnel), the law grants additional powers to the Canadian spy agency, including conducting disruptive actions.For some observers, this new law is “a version of the US Patriot Act on steroids” and implements an approach of “total information awareness” which has a profound impact on Canadians’ rights to privacy.

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GISWatch: Mexico should legislate on the use of unwarranted government surveillance


On 14 April, we presented GISWatch 2014 – Communications surveillance in the digital age in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico. This was possible thanks to the organisations SonTusDatos and APC.

New APC member “Encryption is your friend”

PRAGUE 2 December 2014 (Karel Novotný for APCNews)

Just last month, the APC network was joined by a new organisation, Based in Montreal, the six-person team develops free/libre and open source software that focuses on privacy, online security and information management. Our network coordinator, Karel Novotný interviewed’s founder and director Dmitri Vitaliev about their expertise in security and interest in partnering with other APC members.

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Communications policy in the US from May First/People Link


Association for Progressive Communications (APC) members reflect on the highlights of their work and how membership has supported them.

Allied Media Conference to feature digital, analog security solutions for activists

MONTREAL 13 February 2014 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

The 16th annual Allied Media Conference calls for session proposals until 1 March 2014. APC and partners are curating a programme track on digital security and surveillance for organisers and activists.

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Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report

By Shawna Finnegan (September 2013, APC )
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Obama, protect whistleblowers and journalists

WASHINGTON DC 5 August 2013 (IFEX)

APC has joined other 150 organisations in their appeal to US President Obama to drop charges against whistleblower Edward Snowden, update the Whistleblower Protection Act and pass a media shield law.

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VIDEO: Alfredo López, from MayFirst/People LInk, on how to run a progressive & collaborative ISP


Alfredo López, founder of APC member May First/People Link (MF/PL), shares his experience running a progressive and collaborative ISP.

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Canada

By APC, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC),, TeleCommunities Canada, Alternatives and Web Networks (October 2012, APC )
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