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APC signs letter supporting Internet Steering Committee of Brazil
APC signs letter supporting Internet Steering Committee of Brazil 28 June 2016

The multistakeholder Internet Steering Committee of Brazil, CGI.br has a crucial mission in the development of the internet in Brazil. APC supports the stability, security and quality of the work which has been and continues to be carried out and developed by the committee by joining a diversity of organisations and individuals in affirming the centrality of CGI.br to develop activities absolutely vital for the internet of today and tomorrow in the country.

Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration
Digital convergence: Global trends in broadband and broadcast media concentration 18 March 2016 Mike Jensen

Advances in the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) have huge potential to offer better access to information and more freedom of expression. But these technology advances are also leading to unprecedented industry disruption along with consolidation and cross-ownership of electronic media platforms, built on the convergence of broadcast and broadband media. Satellite and cable TV broadcasters have become internet access providers, traditional TV channels are increasingly...

AlterMundi: “Community networks embody the original spirit of the internet”
AlterMundi: “Community networks embody the original spirit of the internet” 23 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

AlterMundi in action in Córdoba, Argentina. Photos: AlterMundi A group of Argentinians is taking the internet to small towns and villages in their country using free/libre software and low-cost hardware. They are creating decentralised wireless networks using Wi-Fi routers and firmware that makes it possible to regulate how networks function. These networks are then maintained by the communit...

GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launched at IGF 2015
GISWatch 2015 – Sexual rights and the internet: Launched at IGF 2015 12 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

GISWatch 2015. Photo by Arturo Enzo Bregagglio How does the politics of sex and sexual rights activism take place online? How are generally accepted sexual identities, as well as marginalised sexualities, expressed, regulated and moralised on the internet? And how does this relate to the threats of surveillance, censorship and online violence? These are some of the questions addressed by the la...

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015
African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway?, at IGF 2015 11 November 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

African Internet Rights. Whose rights are these anyway? was the provocative title of a panel that explored how policy frameworks affect human rights on the continent. “Declarations are important, but implementation is the key issue,” was a core idea of the session, which touched on how initiatives like the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms can benefit policy makers, the bu...

Vera Vieira
Vera Vieira 09 November 2015

Vera Vieira is a journalist with a PhD in Communication Sciences, at the University of São Paulo. Her thesis focused on an action research on violence against women and the use of internet to amplify the Brazilian struggle to minimize it (Communication and Feminism: the possibilities of digital era). She is the executive director of NGO Associação Mulheres pela Paz, based in São Paulo city....

Latin America in a Glimpse, at IGF 2015
Latin America in a Glimpse, at IGF 2015 09 November 2015

Among the most controversial issues that Latin America faced in 2015 are the arrival of Free Basics (formerly Internet.org) and surveillance on the internet, including the Hacking Team revelations. To present these issues in context, Derechos Digitales and APC launched Latin America in a glimpse, a summary of the digital rights arena in the region, at an Internet Governance Forum pre-event on 9...

Disco-tech event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015)
Disco-tech event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015) 07 November 2015 APC

      Disco-tech event: This year, we have seen both a groundbreaking UN report recognising anonymity as essential to human rights, in particular privacy and freedom of opinion and expression, as well as consistent government efforts to undermine anonymity online. Worldwide, anonymity enhancing technologies are becoming increasingly important to all internet users, for a number ...

APC at the 2015 IGF
APC at the 2015 IGF 03 November 2015 APC

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