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Egyptian Alaa Abdel Fattah on hunger strike to protest conditions in prison amid pandemic
Egyptian Alaa Abdel Fattah on hunger strike to protest conditions in prison amid pandemic 28 April 2020 APCNews

Renowned Egyptian blogger and political prisoner Alaa Abdel Fattah started a hunger strike on 30 March in Cairo’s Tora maximum security prison to protest the dire conditions in Egypt’s jails and the ban on family visits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Egypt: Stop the crackdown on civil society
Egypt: Stop the crackdown on civil society 07 October 2019

CAIRO, Egypt - At the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) we are alarmed at the crackdown on Egyptian civil society, which has intensified over the past weeks amidst demonstrations calling for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to resign. Among those arrested is software developer and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a friend of APC and longtime advocate for human rights and social justice in Egypt and elsewhere.  Alaa was released from prison six months ago after serving a...

#WelcomeHomeAlaa: Egyptian revolution activist Alaa Abdel Fattah released after five years in prison
#WelcomeHomeAlaa: Egyptian revolution activist Alaa Abdel Fattah released after five years in prison 29 March 2019 Global Voices, IFEX, APC and others

Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah was released by authorities late on the night of 28 March after serving five years in prison for defying a protest ban. 

100 days for Alaa Abdel Fattah
100 days for Alaa Abdel Fattah 17 December 2018 APCNews

As we are nearing the end of 2018, we want to remember the human rights defenders from our community who are currently facing prison, disappeared or have been killed in retaliation for their work.

Fifth African School on Internet Governance to take place in Egypt
Fifth African School on Internet Governance to take place in Egypt 23 November 2017

Capacity building on internet governance in Africa will take another step forward with the fifth annual African School on Internet Governance taking place in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

Motoon
Motoon 23 November 2017

Motoon is a venture that strives to connect techies to progressive causes and local communities in need of their skills.

Joint statement on Egypt: Presidential pardon frees some women human rights defenders, while others are still detained
Joint statement on Egypt: Presidential pardon frees some women human rights defenders, while others are still detained 02 October 2015

The delay in the release of both Ms. Salwa Mihriz and Ms. Nahed Sherif is quite atrocious, especially that Ms. Mihriz’s release is halted by the fact that her name is not written correctly in the pardon decision. As for Ms. Mahienour El-Massry, it is feared that her exclusion from the concerned pardon is a result of her being targeted for her well-known and prominent human rights activism...

Arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders
Arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders 24 June 2014

On 21 June 2014, eight women human rights defenders were arrested for protesting peacefully against the Protest and Public Assembly Law in Heliopolis, Cairo, after being dispersed by the police using tear gas and bird shots. One detainee, Yara Sallam, is a long time APC partner.

Three views on the African web
Three views on the African web 25 October 2012 FD

Earlier in October, APCNews crossed paths with three participants at the Africa Internet Governance Forum. Grace Githaiga of Kenya, Towela Nyirenda Jere of South Africa and Lillian Nalwoga of Uganda kindly agreed to provide perspectives on internet governance in Africa.

The end of IGF? Mulling on its point and pointlessness
The end of IGF? Mulling on its point and pointlessness 29 November 2009 Jac sm Kee

It’s not easy to find the funds to get to the remote five-star locations the Internet Governance Forum thrives in. Women, people of colour, people with disabilities, indigenous people, poor people were conspicous in their abscence or low numbers. The IGF has no decision-making authority. However, there are few international policy fora where you can participate without having to slash thr...

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