With the aim of exploring internet shutdowns in the African region, the event brought to light stories of the shutdowns’ effects on human rights at individual, national and regional levels, and shared strategies and techniques to avert or lift them, including tech demos, policy ideas, advocacy strategies and litigation.
TUNIS, 11 June 2019 - How can we promote a human rights-based approach to cybersecurity? What is the intersection of freedom of expression and freedom of religion in the online space? How can we work for a feminist internet? These are some of the issues that APC will be focusing on at RightsCon in Tunis, which will gather more than 2,500 expert practitioners to discuss human rights in the digital age.
What is an internet shutdown? What forms can it take? What are the effects of shutdowns on human rights at an individual, national or regional level? How can they be countered? Join us on 10 June, before RightsCon Tunis, to learn more about strategies and techniques to deal with with internet shutdowns.
Would you like to participate in an international internship with one of Alternatives’ partners? APC and its members in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Philippines and Uganda have exciting internship opportunities waiting for you!
After having been held in silence and fear for years, public debate has been flourishing in Tunisia since 2011. Tunisian journalists Sana Sbouai and Lilia Weslaty actively participate in the day-to-day struggle to develop free alternative media. This is their account of the current situation.
Through the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights project, APC will facilitate national initiatives and support human rights campaigns in ten countries across the globe where opportunity, capacity and momentum already exist.
As part of our mission to empower people’s use of ICTs for social justice, APC is working with partners and members to ensure HRDs in the Maghreb-Machrek region have the tools and knowledge to operate securely online. To build a culture of online human rights and digital security, HRDs will also be encouraged to engage with existing human rights mechanisms (such as the UN Universal Periodical...
APC and other civil society organisations participating at the Freedom Online Conference called governments to protect the human rights of all people online, not just those of their own citizens.
“For those who don't know Tunisia,” writes Khaled Koubaa, Global Information Society Watcher based in Tunis. “Tunisia is a small country but a great nation. It was the first Arab country to abolish slavery in 1848, the first Arab country to establish a constitution in 1861, the first Arab country to abolish polygamy in 1956 and legalise abortion in 1973. And now Tunisia is the first Arab ...