South Africa

AfriSIG 2013: 10-12 July, Durban, South Africa
AfriSIG 2013: 10-12 July, Durban, South Africa 09 July 2013 AG

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Freedom of expression under threat in Macedonia
Freedom of expression under threat in Macedonia 27 June 2013 AG

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, visited the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in early June in order to assess the state of freedom of opinion and expression in the country. La Rue met with APC member Metamorphosis Foundation, who has been at the forefront of the fight for freedom of expression, privacy and security, and rights to information and access to all, in the country. The Special Rapporteur will present his f...

CIVICUS publishes state of civil society report 2013
CIVICUS publishes state of civil society report 2013 29 April 2013 AG

On Monday April 29th, APC staff Alexandra Groome, Anriette Esterhuysen and Emilar Vushe attended the launch of CIVICUS’s State of Civil Society 2013 report at CIVICUS headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year’s theme, “creating an enabling environment for civil society,” draws on contributions from over 50 experts and documents the experiences of activists an...

South African ISPs squeezed by newly proposed legislation
South African ISPs squeezed by newly proposed legislation 11 December 2012 FD

South Africa is one of several countries that possesses a “notice and take down regime” for online content, meaning that internet service providers are obliged to take down content that is deemed controversial by a complainant. Understanding this regime as unconstitutional since its inception in 2002, a lawyer has embarked on crusade to change it. While currently researching legal i...

APC opens its membership to individual affiliates!
APC opens its membership to individual affiliates! 31 October 2012 APC

APC is pleased to announce that as from October 2012, membership of the network is open to individuals as well as organisations. Founded in 1990 as a network made up of organisational members, APC is the world’s oldest civil society network dedicated to the use of information and communication technologies for social justice and sustainable development. APC’s approach to networking ...

Focus on internet and human rights in Indonesia: Interview with Ferdiansyah Thajib
Focus on internet and human rights in Indonesia: Interview with Ferdiansyah Thajib 11 October 2012 Alan Finlay

“Both the issues of human rights and the rights of internet expression are still in the margins of the mainstream political stage in Indonesia,” says Ferdiansyah Thajib in an interview related to a forthcoming report he wrote for the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch 2011 Update I). APC News: Like many Islamic countries, Indonesia shows a tension between the moral and ethical deman...

Focus on internet and human rights in Saudi Arabia: Interview with Rafid Fatani
Focus on internet and human rights in Saudi Arabia: Interview with Rafid Fatani 11 October 2012 Alan Finlay

“Unfortunately I hold a pessimistic view with regards to content regulation in Saudi Arabia. That said, I think a good starting point is demanding more transparency with regards to blocked content,” says Rafid Fatani in an interview related to a forthcoming report he wrote for the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch 2011 Update I). APCNews: In your report, you point out that the Sau...

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