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Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC
Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC 05 February 2014

The internet is having a tremendous impact on freedom of expression and other human rights across the African continent, offering social, political and economic opportunities. But as a highly complex and fast-changing environment, the internet also brings with it its own challenges. In Africa, many of these challenges are playing out in a unique way.

In Conversation: Jennifer Radloff and Jan Moolman on technology-related violence against women
In Conversation: Jennifer Radloff and Jan Moolman on technology-related violence against women 16 January 2014 African Gender Institute

In this interview published by the African Gender Institute’s journal, Feminist Africa 18, Jennifer Radloff and Jan Moolman recount APC’s trajectory against tech-related VAW, starting in 1995 after hearing first-hand accounts of violence from women members and partners about misogynistic and violent threats.

APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013
APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013 05 December 2013 AG

The sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development will take place from 7-10 December in Cape Town, South Africa. APC members, members and partners will be attending. Find out more about our activities.

Open letter by APC to the organisers of the International Conference on Global Internet Governance
Open letter by APC to the organisers of the International Conference on Global Internet Governance 19 November 2013

APC welcomes the announcement by the Brazilian government to convene a global meeting in 2014 to address current internet governance public policy challenges and issues, and suggests specific topics for the agenda and mechanisms to ensure a diverse, meaningful and effective participation of all interested stakeholders.

Freedom of expression in Sudan: Interview with Dalia Haj-Omar
Freedom of expression in Sudan: Interview with Dalia Haj-Omar 14 November 2013 AG

APCNews talked to Dalia Haj-Omar, a Sudanese human rights activist, about the recent internet blackout in Sudan, the implications for freedom of expression and association, and the role of the international community.

Job opportunity: Global Information Society Watch Coordinator
Job opportunity: Global Information Society Watch Coordinator 11 November 2013

APC invites applications for a staff coordinator position for Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), the premier information platform for civil society perspectives on the state of the Information Society on global, regional and national levels. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination of the GISWatch initiative.

Highlights from the 2013 Disco-tech
Highlights from the 2013 Disco-tech 06 November 2013 AG

On 21 October, 2013, APC and Tactical Technology Collective hosted the first Disco-tech. It brought together over 100 techies, human rights defenders and rights activists from the eight Internet Governance Forum in Bali.    

African leaders reaffirm commitment to internet access amid blackout in Sudan
African leaders reaffirm commitment to internet access amid blackout in Sudan 10 October 2013 AG

Sudan experienced a massive internet outage on 25 September 2013 in addition to a violent crackdown on protests over fuel subsidy cuts by the Sudanese government. Evidence suggests that the connectivity blackout was not a catastrophic technical failure, but rather an intentional act to disconnect citizens of Sudan from the rest of the world and from each other.

Policing the internet: Intermediary liability in Africa
Policing the internet: Intermediary liability in Africa 02 October 2013

Holding internet intermediaries liable is an increasing global trend that transfers the responsibilities of law enforcement, as well as of copyright enforcement, to internet service providers (ISP), both large and small. Internet intermediaries are therefore increasingly used to police and enforce the law on the internet and even to mete out punishments ranging from content control to...

Southern Africa reclaims freedom of expression online
Southern Africa reclaims freedom of expression online 25 September 2013 AG

On 20-21 September, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) held a regional dialogue and workshop on “Freedom of expression in cyberspace” in Johannesburg. The event explored how to empower human rights defenders in Southern Africa using the internet. Discussion brought to light issues of intermediary liability, surveillance, human rights, and internet governance.

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