ICT policy

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.

World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Closing statement by civil society

17 May 2013 (AL for APCNews)

From 14-16 May the World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum took place in Geneva. APC and other civil society representatives presented a closing statement calling on the International Telecommunication Union and all participating governments to ensure transparency, openness and inclusivity in their policy processes. Read the statement.

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New coalition to TPP negotiators: This is what a Fair Deal looks like

MONTREAL 16 May 2013 (MK for APCNews)

Today, APC along with a coalition of organisations representing a diversity of interests have come together from around the world to ask for A Fair Deal on intellectual property (IP) in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Click to read our joint press release.

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New coalition to TPP negotiators: This is what a Fair Deal looks like

16 May 2013
MONTREAL 16 May 2013 (APCNews) -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 16, 2013 – Today, APC along with a coalition of organisations representing a diversity of interests have come together from around the world to ask for A Fair Deal on intellectual property (IP) in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).

APC at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013

GENEVA 13 May 2013 (AL for APCNews)

The ICT for development community is gathering in Geneva from 13-17 May 2013 to discuss the implementation of WSIS documents and principles. Read more about APC’s participation in the Geneva meetings.

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Contribution to the WTPF Secretary General's report

Deborah Brown, Avri Doria, Nnenna Nwakanma and Matthew Shears, members of the Informal Expert Group (IEG), contributed to the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Secretary General’s report.

UN member states must hold Azerbaijan to account for deteriorating human rights situation

GENEVA 30 April 2013 (ARTICLE 19)

The International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan, of which APC is a member organisation, urges the UN to hold Azerbaijan to account during its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for its failure to protect basic human rights.

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Bytes for All challenges censorship and surveillance in Pakistani court

24 April 2013 (KN for APCNews)

To publicly challenge increasing censorship, surveillance and internet filtering in Pakistan, APC member Bytes for All, and Media Legal Defense Imitative lodged a petition in the Lahore High Court in January 2013 claiming that the bans imposed on various websites were in blatant violation of civil and political rights.

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