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No copyrights without human rights - APC joins the SOPA blackout
No copyrights without human rights - APC joins the SOPA blackout 18 January 2012 APC

On January 18th, APC joined dozens of sites and organisations in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) by blacking out. These two bills, if passed, represent an unprecedented threat to the open internet as we know it, with impacts felt far beyond the borders of the United States.

New report on internet and democracy is dedicated to the Arab revolutions
New report on internet and democracy is dedicated to the Arab revolutions 08 December 2011 APC

On Human Rights Day APC and Hivos launch Information Society Watch 2011. We investigate how governments and internet and mobile phone companies are restricting freedom online – and how citizens are responding to this using the very same technologies.

APC calls for the immediate release of Alaa Abd El-Fattah
APC calls for the immediate release of Alaa Abd El-Fattah 01 November 2011 APC

APC condemns the imprisonment of Alaa Abd El-Fattah, an influential Egyptian activist and blogger and long-time APC collaborator, for his conscientious objection to the use of military courts to try civilians in Egypt.

TV white spaces can open up low-cost high-speed internet across Africa: All we need is the regulatory go-ahead
TV white spaces can open up low-cost high-speed internet across Africa: All we need is the regulatory go-ahead 13 October 2011 KAH

“We have the skills, the entrepreneurs, a spectrum model we can replicate, the standards, the technology and clearly we have the demand” said South African Henk Kleynhans in the wake of a TV white spaces workshop in Johannesburg last week. “All we need is a regulatory go-ahead.”

APC: Support Swedish proposal for UN panel on freedom of expression & the internet
APC: Support Swedish proposal for UN panel on freedom of expression & the internet 14 September 2011 APC

APC has put out a statement strongly endorsing the proposal of the Swedish Government for an expert panel on freedom of expression at the United Nations. We invite you to endorse the statement.

Issue papers for Southern African IGF good preparation for Nairobi
Issue papers for Southern African IGF good preparation for Nairobi 01 September 2011 Alex Comninos

New issue papers on cloud computing, mobile phones, privacy and security, critical internet resources, and access and diversity are a good introduction to some of the issues upcoming at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum.

Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1
Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1 26 August 2011 APC

On September 1-3 the first ever Southern African Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Johannesburg in preparation for the global UN internet forum to be held in Kenya.

TV white space spectrum workshop looks at Kenya and South Africa
TV white space spectrum workshop looks at Kenya and South Africa 10 August 2011 APC

Unused TV white spaces could be the way to get highspeed wireless internet to millions living outside major African cities. Manufacturers are gearing up for mass production of white space devices and now is the time to act. APC and partners are coordinating an important workshop for govt officials, regulators and professionals in October.    

Television White Spaces Spectrum Workshop: Opportunities for Kenya and South Africa
Television White Spaces Spectrum Workshop: Opportunities for Kenya and South Africa 10 August 2011

The programme will be developed by APC together with the programme with Google Africa and the Open Spectrum Alliance and Steve Song.

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