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Human Rights Council #HRC29: What is at stake for internet rights?

GENEVA 15 June 2015 (Deborah Brown and Shawna Finnegan (APC) and Deniz D. Aydin (Access) for APCNews)

The 29th session of the Human Rights Council is taking place from 15 June to 3 July in Geneva. Internet rights will be prominent on the Council’s agenda, with the release of a number of reports relating to the internet, including a new report on encryption and anonymity by the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression.

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Interview with UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on expression, opinion and religious freedom

JAKARTA 3 June 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

APC, co-organiser of the Asia Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom, interviewed Kaye about his recent report on encryption and anonymity and strategies to promote freedom of expression in the digital age.

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Internet rights trainers meet in Jakarta for week-long exchange

Human rights defenders, including activists working on gender and sexual rights, are increasingly experiencing technology-related human rights violations. As a response to these challenges, APC is carrying out an internet rights training exchange in Jakarta, the first in a series of capacity-building activities.

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International network celebrates 25 years of social justice in the digital age

MONTREAL 25 May 2015 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

Founded in 1990, APC is the world’s longest-running network of civil society organisations and activists working with ICTs for social justice and sustainable development. This year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary! That’s twenty-five years of building an international network online of organisations for ICTs and social justice.

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Watching the watchers: A global monitor of the information society since 2007

MADRID 21 May 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) aims to build policy analysis skills and methodologies into the work of civil society organisations in the field of ICT for development, democracy and social justice. Today, it makes us very happy to announce that our latest GISWatch report on surveillance has exceeded 10,000 page hits to the main report, becoming the most read in the history of GISWatch.

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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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Statement: "We remain strongly committed to the goal of a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society"

GENEVA 6 May 2015 (APC for APCNews)

As civil society organisations committed to the goal of a “people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society”, APC, the International Federation of Library Associations and the Internet Democracy Project have released a statement to highlight this central goal of the World Summit on the Information Society.

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Statement on the occasion of the 18th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development

By International Federation of Library Associations, Internet Democracy Project, and Association for Progressive Communications (May 2015, APC )
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Solidarity is more than a Forum


The first World Social Forum, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001, defined this ongoing process as an “open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action” for movements and organisations opposed to

Empowering local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet

SAO PAULO 6 April 2015 (Cristiana González for APCNews)

From the Marco Civil in Brazil to NETmundial and Web We Want, numerous initiatives have emerged to respond to threats to freedom of expression, privacy, access and other basic rights on the internet. To support local initiatives, APC has launched the Local Actions to Secure Internet Rights project.

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