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Human rights, internet rights – it is just about rights

About 100 people from around the world, representing different cultures and traditions, were brought together to talk about their issues and challenges at the same platform provided by the Association for Progressive Communications on 1-9 June 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize winners announced

BARCELONA 4 June 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

The suspense is over! Celebration of free and open source software initiatives kicks off in Barcelona. A challenging evaluation process was carried out by our honourable jury: Nnenna Nwakanma, Pilar Saenz, Ragib Hasan and Wojtek Bogusz. Meet the winners!

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FLOSS experts announced as jury members for Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize

14 May 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

The APC Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize recognises initiatives that make it easy for people to start using free/libre and open source software (FLOSS). Now that the submission phase has ended, APC would like to introduce the honourable jury members who will select the winner of the 2014 FLOSS Prize. Meet them!

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APC Member Meeting happening in Spain in June

12 May 2014 (APC for APCNews)

On 2-9 June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is holding its 12th face-to-face Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, hosted by APC member Pangea. APC’s Member Meeting is the most important gathering for the APC community, where organisational members, individual affiliates and staff come together to share learning, strengthen networking, assess progress and identify priorities in our strategic plan (2013-2016). During this event, APC organisational members will also elect APC’s Board of Directors.

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Last Month to apply for UN ECOSOC consultative status to be considered by the 2015 NGO Committee

1 June 2014 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.

Sex and the internet: Intersectionality in internet rights

Malaysia

Why are internet rights important to sexual rights activists and why are sexual rights important to internet rights activists?

Sexuality, feminism, activism and the internet we dream of

Malaysia

“What is the internet we dreamed of?” was the main question raised during the first day of the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet which is taking place in Port Dickson, Malaysia, until 17 April, to explore and develop a collective u

Dorcas Muthoni joins Internet Hall of Fame

11 April 2014 (Internet Hall of Fame)

APC is delighted to see Dorcas Muthoni inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. Dorcas attended one of the first free and open source software trainings for women in Africa hosted by Women’sNet and the APC Women’s Rights Programme back in 2004. Dorcas initiated AfChix soon after this workshop and has inspired many African women to take up technology and to focus on using free and open source software. (Photo: AfChix)

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Support APC in the Knight News Challenge

NEW YORK 8 April 2014 (APCNews)

APC has come together with other members of our community to submit five proposals to the Knight News Challenge. This year’s theme is “Towards a stronger internet” and we’ve put our network’s experience and knowledge into the five proposals. Support us by voting for and commenting on them!

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APC to hire communications officer

MONTREAL 8 April 2014 (Mallory Knodel for APC)

APC has an opening for a communications officer for APC’s Communications and Internet Policy Programme (CIPP). The position is 60-80% time on a one-year contract. Candidates should be available to begin in June 2014. The deadline for applications is 29 April 2014.

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