APCNews 187 – Milestones reached against tech-related VAW – 21/05/13

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APCNews – 21 May 2013 – Issue 187
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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APCNews interviews Alex Comninos on developing a cybersecurity agenda for civil society

BOGOTA (Shawna Finnegan for APCNews) APC has released a new issue paper, “A cyber security agenda for civil society: what is at stake?” For the release of this issue paper, author Alex Comninos spoke with APC’s Shawna Finnegan about cybersecurity, ICTs for human security and conflict prevention, and the challenges faced by civil society.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/17414

UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Public Life report addresses tech-related violence against women

PERGAMINO (FF for APCNews) The UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Public Life launched its thematic report, which received inputs from various stakeholders, among them APC. The final report reflects how women are participating online, some of the ways in which discrimination is taking place, and the impact of that discrimination.
https://www.apc.org/en/node/17359

(FF for APCNews) “Yes, this happened to me”: Big turn in recognition of technology related violence
APC and its seven country partners have achieved the first year of work on the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. APCNews interviewed Jan Moolman, project coordinator, about the main highlights of this first year, and the challenges and expectations for the year ahead.
https://www.apc.org/en/node/17346

APC trains participants in internet rights policy at the Hivos workshop “IG in the MENA Region”

(Mawaki Chango for APCNews) At a workshop on internet governance in the MENA region, held from 16 to 19 March 2013 in Tunis, APC presented “IG and Policy: Anchoring and Safeguarding internet Openness in the Middle East and North Africa,” a workshop on civil society engagement in IG and public policy.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/17313

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

BOGOTA (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.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/17503

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