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Trends and action steps on internet rights: GISWatch special edition 2
Trends and action steps on internet rights: GISWatch special edition 2 30 October 2012 APC

This second special edition is a follow-up to the 2011 Global Information Society Watch publication. It specifically maps themes and trends that emerged in the 2011 edition, and also follows up on the action steps suggested in the country reports to see how relevant they still are one year later. The publication is available for download.

GISWatch 2012 :  Focus on the internet and corruption
GISWatch 2012 : Focus on the internet and corruption 29 October 2012 APC

GISWatch 2012 explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption, and when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society.

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).

Focus on internet and human rights in South Africa: Interview with Jane Duncan
Focus on internet and human rights in South Africa: Interview with Jane Duncan 11 October 2012 Alan Finlay

“South Africa has adopted some of the more problematic elements of the new post-9/11 surveillance regime, many of which have been authored in supposedly liberal democracies, while failing to incorporate key safeguards that may have been incorporated in these democracies,” says Jane Duncan in an interview for the forthcoming Global Information Society Watch.

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).

Focus on internet and human rights in Pakistan: Interview with Bytes for All
Focus on internet and human rights in Pakistan: Interview with Bytes for All 03 October 2012 Alan Finlay

The media in Pakistan has been tardy to address threats to internet freedom – especially Urdu media. There is little to no coverage of internet rights violations and censorship the electronic media, Bytes for All told APCNews about in an interview for the forthcoming Global Information Society Watch report.

Focus on internet and human rights in Argentina: Interview with Nodo TAU
Focus on internet and human rights in Argentina: Interview with Nodo TAU 03 October 2012 Alan Finlay

“The main issues that should be focused on in Argentina today are freedom of expression, access to information and free circulation of culture,” says Nodo TAU in an interview related to a forthcoming report they wrote for the Global Information Society Watch.

Communicating research for influence: Strategies and challenges for bringing about change
Communicating research for influence: Strategies and challenges for bringing about change 21 September 2012 APC

Communicating research for influence is not easy. We designed this manual based on our success stories and challenges in communicating research for influence. We translated our knowledge and expertise into tips that other organisations or campaigners may find useful.

Ending violence online – focus on women's rights and safety online
Ending violence online – focus on women's rights and safety online 21 September 2012 APC

Technology-related violence against women is increasing at an alarming rate – yet it expresses itself differently around the world. A new initiative by APC Women is helping women create safe and secure environments online in 7 different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Find out more….

Taking the highway to Grahamstown
Taking the highway to Grahamstown 07 September 2012 FD

Five years back, I took the highway to Grahamstown, South Africa. I had landed in Port Elizabeth before being picked up by a Rhodes University shuttle bus. This year, Highway Africa is taking place at Rhodes in Grahamstown for the 16th time and looking at the media’s coverage of Africa’s rising.

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