Egypt

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

A version of this statement was originally published on advox.globalvoices.org on 29 March 2019. Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was released by authorities late on the night of 28 March after serving five years in prison for defying a protest ban. The news broke on Twitter when his sister, activist Mona Seif, tweeted simply: "Alaa is out." She later delighted her brother's friends and allies by posting a photo of the renowned Egyptian revolution...

100 days for Alaa Abd El-Fattah
100 days for Alaa Abd El-Fattah 17 December 2018 APCNews

As we start 2019, 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. Among them, we are particularly concerned about the fate of Egyptian free speech activists in the context of increased authoritarianism and repression under the current Egyptian regime, including renowned human rights...

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 (AfriSIG 2017), taking place on 28 November to 2 December 2017 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. The school, organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), received an overwhelming response to its call for applications this year, which was la...

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. Years before it was named, the people behind Motoon have been at the centre of multiple overlapping communities of techies, activists, artists and citizen journalists. Today, through Motoon’s tech hub (Mushtarak) and other projects, they are set to interact with techies fro...

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

The 2012 Africa Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) took place in Cairo on October 3 – 4, 2012. Five hundred participants from all over the continent attended to effectively discuss Africa’s participation in the global internet governance agenda, which will take centre stage in Baku, Azerbaijan in early November. APCNews crossed paths with three participants from Kenya, South Africa a...

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