APCNews 168 – Huge victory for internet rights – 16/07/12

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APCNews – July 16 2012 – Year XII Issue 168
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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The UN recognises freedom of expression on the internet as a human right

NEW YORK (AL for APCNews) – “The same rights that people have offline must also be protected online,” says an unprecedented resolution approved recently by the Human Rights Council.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14772/

APC announces new project: “End violence: women’s rights and safety online”

BUENOS AIRES (Dafne Sabanes Plou for APC) – APC starts a new project “End violence: women’s rights and safety online” based on experience and knowledge gathered in past years. What shows, and organisations providing support services to victims of violence have indicated, is that for evidence-building to be effective, a better system for documenting technology-related violations is needed.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14800/

Uganda is a ripe state for open governance data

PERGAMINO (FF for APCNews) – In the context of APC’s Action Research Network project, CIPESA developed a series of reports as a result of their research in open government data in Uganda, which shows the increasing demand for transparency and accountability through the use of ICT, as well as the existence of great expectations of the benefits that OGD could bring to the country.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14765/

Create, connect, transform: Allied Media Conference engages media & communications tools to improve communities

CANADA (Lisa Cyr and Mallory Knodel for APCNews) – From June 28th to July 1st 2012, grassroots organisations from the US, Canada and Mexico, came together at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, Michigan to “cultivate strategies for a more just and creative world.”
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14830/

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― WHAT’S HOT ON APC.ORG ―

Declaration of internet freedom : Join APC in supporting the declaration!
http://www.internetdeclaration.org/freedom

Video: Connect your rights!
http://vimeo.com/42225779

Internet: APC sees progress in the full recognition of the freedom of association and assembly
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14676/

Internet Governance Forum: “We want laws that will take us forward”
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14660/

Freedom of expression and the internet: how to reconcile practice and principles?
http://www.apc.org/en/node/14355/

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