ICT policy

Internet intermediary liability: Towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet

Location: 
The Wedgwood, 74A Second Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg 2092
Date and time: 
Feb 10 2014 - 9:00am - Feb 11 2014 - 2:00pm

APC is hosting a workshop on “Internet intermediary liability: towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet” in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Internet rights in Ecuador: Activists against surveillance

15 January 2014 (AL and VB, APC for Digital Rights)

A coalition of internet users successfully advocated for the elimination of an article from Ecuador’s new criminal code that legalised massive communications surveillance. In this article for the LAC Digital Rights newsletter, APC’s policy team talks about its advocacy process.

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Enabling Openness: The future of the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Various (November 2013, IDRC & Fundación Comunica )

Valeria Betancourt, APC policy manager, wrote two chapters of this book: “Citizen participation in the age of the information society” and “ICT for development milestones and approaches in Latin America and the Caribbean”. The book builds on a seminar, Open Development: Exploring the future of the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Montevideo on 2-3 April 2013.

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From zeroines to heroines: Transforming debate about eVAW in New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

Lorde’s new album, “Heroine,” is taking young New Zealand women where they’ve never been before: to the front of the world stage. A leading New Zealand singer-songwriter and a self identified feminist, Lorde is just 17 years old and grew up in Auckland.

APC submission on the outcome documents of the WSIS +10 High-Level event

By APC (October 2013, APC )
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Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions

MONTREAL 4 September 2013 (MK for APCNews)

This GISWatch special report collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years, capturing the kinds of shifts that have been experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way. You can download the report in English, French and Spanish.

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Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions

By Association for Progressive Communications (April 2013, APC )

This GISWatch special report by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years, capturing the kinds of shifts that have been experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced way. The results respond to the opportunity provided by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) +10 review, which will culminate in 2015.

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Coalition launches alternative to secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership

24 July 2013
MONTREAL 24 July 2013 (APCNews) -

Coalition to TPP negotiators: It’s time to move beyond secret meetings and join with the public to chart a better course for our digital future.

The Fair Deal Coalition has launched a new initiative that will give internet users a platform to discuss what copyright should look like under

Press release: Freedom of expression and hate speech continue to dominate internet rights discourse at UPR

BOGOTÁ 21 May 2013 (Shawna Finnegan for APCNews)

Between 22 April and 3 May 2013, the UN Human Rights Council held the 16th session of its Universal Periodic Review. APC, together with its members and partners, developed submissions for the inclusion of internet-related human rights issues in the recommendations made for the reviews of Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Canada and Colombia.

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Freedom of expression and hate speech continue to dominate internet rights discourse at UPR

21 May 2013
BOGOTA 21 May 2013 (APC) -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Between 22 April and 3 May 2013, the UN Human Rights Council held the 16th session of its Universal Periodic Review.

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