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The IACHR hosts thematic hearing on internet and human rights

BUENOS AIRES 29 September 2014 (VB for APCNews)

The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Derechos Digitales, Karisma Foundation, the Association for Progressive Communications, the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and the Association for Civil Rights will participate in a thematic hearing on the impact of the internet in the defense and exercise of human rights before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The audience will take place in Washington, DC, during the 153th Period of Sessions, the 28th of October.

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New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism

MONTREAL 23 September 2014 (APC, ICSSI, Un Ponte Per for APCNews)

Far-reaching political and social reforms are essential to confront the root causes of extremism in Iraq, Iraqi and international human rights groups said today in a joint statement.

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New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism

23 September 2014
MONTREAL 23 September 2014 () -

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Rome, September 23 , 2014) – Far-reaching political and social reforms are essential to confront the root causes of extremism in Iraq, Iraqi and international human rights groups said today in a joint statement.

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New APC Board of Directors elected for 2014-2016

PERGAMINO 19 September 2014 (FF for APCNews)

On 8 June during the APC Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, our organisational members elected a new board of directors for the next three years. APC is proud to have a board on which the majority of directors are women and based in the global South.

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Pangea celebrates its 20th anniversary in November 2013

Spain

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enREDando makes the work of organisations in Argentina visible

Argentina

The enREDando website and the local newspaper insert. Photo: enREDando.The enREDando website and the local newspaper insert. Photo: enREDando.As part of its commitment to strengthening local civil society organisations (CSO) and their causes, Nodo TAU focuses on access to technology, capacity building and increasing visibility for local CSOs.

enREDando vuelve visible el trabajo de las organizaciones en Argentina

Argentina
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Call for Applications for the second African Internet Governance School 2014

JOHANNESBURG 3 September 2014 (APCNews)

APC and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency–e-Africa Programme call for applications to the second African School on Internet Governance to be held from 23 – 26 November 2014. The venue of the school will be advised in due course.

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GISWatch Special Report 2014 - Internet rights that went wrong in Turkey

By APC (September 2014, APC )

This report presents an up-to-date assessment of internet rights in Turkey, and has been prepared to coincide with the Internet Governance Forum 2014. The IGF is a space that strives for a democratic and inclusive internet and this report assesses the Turkish government’s respect for international human rights standards in relation to freedom of expression online. The assessment is based on the La Rue framework and focuses on internet regulation, internet access, blocking, surveillance, liability of internet intermediaries, criminalisation of legitimate expression, and cyber-attacks.

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