Canada

Prominent Canadians object to Chelsea Manning’s refusal of entry into Canada
Prominent Canadians object to Chelsea Manning’s refusal of entry into Canada 23 October 2017

Over 40 prominent civil society organisations, elected officials, university professors and professionals have sent letters in support of human rights activist Chelsea Manning, who was recently turned away at the Canadian border.

New report analyses DDoS attacks against Black Lives Matter website
New report analyses DDoS attacks against Black Lives Matter website 19 December 2016 eQualit.ie

Black Lives Matter is a key movement in the response against police abuse and misconduct. Since 15 April 2016, its website has been protected by Deflect, a programme made available by APC member organisation eQualit.ie, following a spate of distributed denial of service and hacking attacks.

New Canadian anti-terrorism law: The beginning of the end of the right to privacy?
New Canadian anti-terrorism law: The beginning of the end of the right to privacy? 11 May 2015 Stéphane Couture

On 6 May 2015, the anti-terrorism Bill C-51 was passed by the Canadian Parliament. Launched after the attacks of October 2014 that cost the lives of four people (the attackers and two military personnel), the law grants additional powers to the Canadian spy agency, including conducting disruptive actions.For some observers, this new law is “a version of the US Patriot Act on steroids̶...

Building a culture of online human rights and digital security in the Maghreb-Machrek region
Building a culture of online human rights and digital security in the Maghreb-Machrek region 24 October 2014

As part of our mission to empower people’s use of ICTs for social justice, APC is working with partners and members to ensure HRDs in the Maghreb-Machrek region have the tools and knowledge to operate securely online. To build a culture of online human rights and digital security, HRDs will also be encouraged to engage with existing human rights mechanisms (such as the UN Universal Periodical...

APC at IGF 2014: A roundup of coverage, member reflections, launches and resources
APC at IGF 2014: A roundup of coverage, member reflections, launches and resources 21 October 2014 ET

The ninth Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul proved to be a space for activists, academics, policy makers, business leaders and civil society to stir the pot with ideas. APC played a key role in influencing internet governance around the world by leading and participating in more than a dozen workshops and side events with partners, decision makers and stakeholders. With talks on sex, rights...

APC at IGF 2014: Güneş Tavmen on communications regulation in Turkey
APC at IGF 2014: Güneş Tavmen on communications regulation in Turkey 20 October 2014 ET

Güneş Tavmen is the author of the Global Information Society Watch Special Report on Turkey, launched at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014. APC’s Elvira Truglia spoke to Tavmen during the IGF about the state of communications regulation in Turkey and what can be done to reverse the tide of restrictive policies.

APC at IGF 2014: Bishakha Datta on the Feminist Principles of the Internet
APC at IGF 2014: Bishakha Datta on the Feminist Principles of the Internet 19 October 2014 ET

Feminist activist and filmmaker Bishakha Datta of Point of View (India) helped draft the groundbreaking Feminist Principles of the Internet. An initiative of APC’s Women’s Rights Programme, this tool for advancing internet rights was launched at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014. APC’s Elvira Truglia spoke to Datta during the IGF about the relevance...

New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism
New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism 23 September 2014 APC, ICSSI, Un Ponte Per

Far-reaching political and social reforms are essential to confront the root causes of extremism in Iraq, Iraqi and international human rights groups said today in a joint statement.

New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism
New Government in Iraq Must Address The Root Causes of Extremism 23 September 2014

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Rome, September 23 , 2014) – Far-reaching political and social reforms are essential to confront the root causes of extremism in Iraq, Iraqi and international human rights groups said today in a joint statement. On November

eQualit.ie
eQualit.ie 17 September 2014

eQualit.ie is a Montréal-based organisation focused on developing and helping others use open, secure and reusable systems. Their work has a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. eQualit.ie's goal is to create accessible technology and improve the skill set needed for defending human rights and freedoms in the digital age. The team has developed tools an...