ICT policy

The mobile internet from a human rights perspective: Collected policy briefs

By APC (May 2011, APC )

Whilst an increasing number of countries have ICT development strategies in place, these often focus on expanding access to technology and do not pay adequate consideration to issues around usability, active citizenship, culture and rights.

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Policy and regulatory issues in the mobile internet

By Russell Southwood (May 2011, APC )
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User-generated content and social networking in the Arab spring and beyond

By Alex Comninos (May 2011, APC )
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A human rights approach to the mobile internet

By Lisa Horner (May 2011, APC )
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APC welcomes ruling of Egyptian court

MONTEVIDEO 30 May 2011 (APC for APCNews)


APC welcomes the recent ruling of an Egyptian court that fined former president Mubarak and two of his aides $90 million for cutting internet and cell phones during the Egyptian revolution.

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APC member JCA-NET speaks out against Japanese digital surveillance bill

MONTEVIDEO 30 May 2011 (APC for APCNews)


The proposed bill criminalises a number of online activities, granting Japanese authorities extremely broad powers to monitor and investigate their citizens. It also requires network providers to record and hold communications data on all users so it can be used by law enforcement agencies.

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eG8 Forum sparks showdown between internet leaders and government regulators

The eG8 Forum came to a close yesterday as prominent web leaders met in Paris to discuss the future of the internet.

UN Special Rapporteur breaks new ground

Frank La Rue — the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression — is presenting his annual report at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva.

The report, available here, breaks ground in a number of important areas.

Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council

GENEVA 25 May 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.

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