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Save the date! Disco-tech 2019 on the environmental impact of ICTs
Save the date! Disco-tech 2019 on the environmental impact of ICTs 01 November 2019

APC and partners are hosting their ninth Disco-tech event in conjunction with the 2019 IGF in Berlin, on 26 November. We invite you to join us for this peer-learning event about utilising the potential of ICTs in strategies to mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.

Jeanette Hofmann
Jeanette Hofmann 09 November 2015

Professor of Internet Politics at Berlin's Freie Universität and Honorary Professor at the Central Institute of Further Education at Universität der Künste Berlin. She is the Principal Investigator of the research groups “Democracy and digitization” and “Quantification and social regulation” at the Weizenbaum-Institute for the Networked Society and Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. She was previously h...

Gender and Tech Pop-up Institute: New approaches to privacy and security
Gender and Tech Pop-up Institute: New approaches to privacy and security 28 January 2015

Organised by Tactical Technology Collective and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), at the beginning of December last year, 76 women and a small group of men – human rights advocates, feminists, techies, activists – descended on an ageing East German ‘Schloss’ (manor house) near the border of Poland for seven days of training, collaboration, discussion,...

'Human rights and the internet' multimedia training kit released
'Human rights and the internet' multimedia training kit released 08 April 2013

APC presents a Multimedia training kit on human rights and the internet, a set of modules concerned with the relationship between human rights, information and communications technologies (ICTs) and the internet. These modules can be used freely to help those who work on human rights and ICTs to understand how the internet is affecting the protection of rights.

Baku in APC’s rear-view mirror
Baku in APC’s rear-view mirror 22 February 2013 FD

The Internet Governance Forum in Baku (6-9 November 2012) was a space in which different interests collided. APC revisits the event by releasing “IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly.“ Here is a snapshot.

New: Update on freedom of expression progress for 10 countries
New: Update on freedom of expression progress for 10 countries 30 January 2013 FD

The 2012 update on action steps for selected countries of GISWatch 2011 looks back at progress in freedom of expression and association for 10 countries: Jamaica, Rwanda, Lebanon, Romania, Indonesia, Cameroon, Argentina, Brazil, India and Nigeria.

New paper from APC and the Internet Society connects internet protocols and human rights
New paper from APC and the Internet Society connects internet protocols and human rights 13 December 2012 Joy Liddicoat and Avri Doria

“Like Internet protocols, human rights standards attempt to articulate principles that will apply universally over time, as ideas and conditions evolve,” a new paper argues. Commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications and the Internet Society, the issue paper released today compares the standards-making processes as well as the principles underlying human rights on the on...

New publication: Infographic in Portuguese on the impact of the internet and human rights
New publication: Infographic in Portuguese on the impact of the internet and human rights 30 October 2012 FD

The Association for Progressive Communications has started a project called Connect Your Rights! in early 2011. Meant to make the links between fundamental human rights offline and online, it published an infographic in mid-2012 to offer a visualization of the impact that the internet provokes on the human rights regime. After a successful first run in social media and at events worldwide, the ...

What are the digital security concerns and threats facing women human rights defenders?
What are the digital security concerns and threats facing women human rights defenders? 26 October 2012 CYR

One of the first steps to address violence against women is documenting the problem. APC’s Connect Your Rights! Campaign has conducted a survey of 40 women human rights defenders from across Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, on their online experiences, their security concerns and their training needs.

Digital Storytelling as a Feminist Practice
Digital Storytelling as a Feminist Practice 13 September 2012 Sigrid Kannengießer

Digital storytelling provides a powerful way of using information and communication technologies to empower marginalised women. Digital stories are produced and distributed by digital media. In digital storytelling workshops, marginalized women and women’s rights activists develop a forum to tell their stories and share their experiences by producing short films about themselves.

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