The APC network has newly adopted a strategic plan that includes five familiar areas of focus. These strategic priorities will be championed by five leads in the APC staff. APCNews interviewed the KRA leads and asked about the opportunities and challenges that we expect in the coming years.
Since 10 am on Thursday 1 August 2013, connectivity problems at the data centre where APC servers are hosted through our member, GreenNet, affected most of our websites, email and mailing lists. This appears to be caused by a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, and a loss of routing to GreenNet’s network.
APC Executive Director Anriette Esterhuysen and Finance Manager Karen Banks have been inducted by the Internet Society into the Internet Hall of Fame. They were honoured in the category of Global Connectors as individuals who have made significant contributions to the global growth and use of the internet.
The Mail and Guardian, Johannesburg, South Africa
Africa's liberators should embrace civil society as an ally
26 June 2013
Last Month to apply for ECOSOC consultative status in order to be considered by the 2014 NGO Committee (Deadline: 1 June 2013)
1 June 2013 is the last day for non-governmental organizations to apply for Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) consultative status in order to have an opportunity to take part in UN deliberations.
Two of the most recent print editions of Global Information Society Watch are now available for on-demand ordering. Activists, academics and policy makers are encouraged to order copies of “Internet rights and democratisation” and “The internet and corruption” through a new, online service.
Bytes for All, Pakistan is mourning the devastating loss of Irfan Ali Khudi, a renowned and brave human rights defender from Quetta, Balochistan. Irfan Ali lost his life in a blast last evening during a series of suicide attacks at Rehmat Chowk, Alamdar Road, Quetta.
At 10:26 UTC on November 29th, Syria’s international internet connectivity was shut down. APC strongly condemns this shut down, which threatens the safety and security of the Syrian people, and clearly violates international human rights law.