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APC opposes internet content regulation proposed by South Africa's Film and Publication Board
APC opposes internet content regulation proposed by South Africa's Film and Publication Board 25 May 2015

If implemented, the Draft Online Regulation Policy proposed by the South African Film and Publication Board would, under the guise of child protection, pose serious threats to online freedom of expression. APC joins the many South African civil society and broader communications sector voices that are expressing their concern about the proposed regulations.

Can infrastructure sharing strategies improve broadband access in Southern Africa?
Can infrastructure sharing strategies improve broadband access in Southern Africa? 19 May 2015

ICT ministries and regulators from Southern Africa are meeting this week to consider ways to use infrastructure sharing to help achieve more universal access to broadband.

Infrastructure Sharing Stakeholder Workshop
Infrastructure Sharing Stakeholder Workshop 14 May 2015

The pervasive use of the internet globally has increased the importance of the telecommunications sector as a vital enabler of socio-economic development. As a result, ensuring citizens’ access to broadband has become a public policy priority in many countries. However, limited telecommunications network development represents one of the major obstacles to making the internet available in rur...

South African Launch of the Global Information Society Watch report, 29 April 2015
South African Launch of the Global Information Society Watch report, 29 April 2015 24 April 2015

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Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access
Infrastructure Sharing for Supporting Better Broadband and Universal Access 13 April 2015

This project aims to identify the most effective strategies for infrastructure sharing and the national policies that encourage or facilitate their adoption, and improve awareness of the importance of infrastructure sharing in helping to address demand for broadband.

Sexual rights
Sexual rights 06 April 2015

This project builds from the learnings and recommendations of the APC initiative EROTICS: An exploratory research project into sexuality and the internet developed in two phases with partners from Brazil, Lebanon, India, Indonesia, South Africa and the USA. The Sexual Rights Project also builds on the work that APC has developed since 2010 through the project Internet Rights Are Human Rights ...

APC welcomes decision to appoint Special Rapporteur on Privacy
APC welcomes decision to appoint Special Rapporteur on Privacy 26 March 2015 APC

After sustained pressure from civil society organisations, and under the leadership of the governments of Brazil and Germany, the UN Human Rights Council established a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, on 26 March 2015.

GISWatch report on surveillance launched in ten countries
GISWatch report on surveillance launched in ten countries 07 February 2015 Leila Nachawati

From Bolivia to Senegal, ten Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) authors have organised local launches to highlight national reports on the implications of surveillance in local contexts.

Highlights on tech-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico and the Philippines
Highlights on tech-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico and the Philippines 14 November 2014 Flavia Fascendini

APC’s “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project has achieved several milestones in the last few years, through the engagement of seven country partners who have explored the dynamics of tech-related violence against women (VAW) in their local contexts, and worked with different stakeholders in the process. 2014 opened up new possibilities and challenges for partners, and ...

Activists talk censorship and circumvention at Disco-tech Istanbul
Activists talk censorship and circumvention at Disco-tech Istanbul 22 September 2014 Alexandra Groome

On 1 September 2014, APC, Tactical Tech and Web Foundation brought together over 150 techies, human rights defenders and rights activists in Istanbul to attend the ninth Internet Governance Forum to a peer-learning event called Disco-tech.    

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