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New report analyses DDoS attacks against Black Lives Matter website
New report analyses DDoS attacks against Black Lives Matter website 19 December 2016

Black Lives Matter is a key movement in the response against police abuse and misconduct. Since 15 April 2016, its website has been protected by Deflect, a programme made available by APC member organisation eQualit.ie, following a spate of distributed denial of service and hacking attacks.

Avri Doria
Avri Doria 07 November 2015

New laws in Uganda make internet providers more vulnerable to liability and state intervention
New laws in Uganda make internet providers more vulnerable to liability and state intervention 19 May 2014

Internet intermediaries (ISPs, content providers, infrastructure providers) are increasingly being held liable for the content circulated by users. Two years after conducting research on the issue in Uganda in a project coordinated by APC, Lillian Nalwoga talked to APCNews about the latest developments in the country, where a recent anti-pornography law can go as far as sending intermediaries t...

Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J
Leading up to the Beijing Review: Strategising for Section J 19 March 2014

A strategising meeting for Beijing Platform for Action Section J was held on 13 March during this year’s CSW 58. The meeting was attended by representatives of APC, Isis International, Women and Media Collective, and Search for Common Ground, to plan for Beijing+20, emphasising Section J concerns, particularly the use of all media and ICTs to be seen as an issue that cuts across all the 12 cr...

CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development
CSW58: Jan Moolman from APC explains centrality of media and ICTs in conversations about development 17 March 2014

As part of an NGO parallel event at CSW58, hosted by the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance and Gender Links, Jan Moolman, Women’s Rights Programme project coordinator from APC, explains how important information and communication technologies and the media are in advancing gender equality and protecting women’s rights.

Join the People Links digital gathering to discuss technology-related violence against women
Join the People Links digital gathering to discuss technology-related violence against women 14 March 2014

Join us on Thursday 27 March to discuss technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression with Erika Smith from APC’s Women’s Rights Programme.

Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection
Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection 11 March 2014

AWID, in collaboration with members of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, has developed this publication in an effort to assess the various mechanisms developed to provide protection to WHRDs at risk, including initiatives developed by national governments and regional and international human rights bodies. The publication includes a specific section addressing digital ...

Follow-up to Beijing: APC Women's Rights Programme at CSW58
Follow-up to Beijing: APC Women's Rights Programme at CSW58 26 February 2014

The APC Women’s Rights Programme will be present at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which will take place in New York on 10-21 March 2014. This year’s priority theme is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”. Women’s and girls’ access to and participation in education, trainin...

World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Civil society calls for an open and participatory internet policy making
World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Civil society calls for an open and participatory internet policy making 10 May 2013

APC will participate in the upcoming World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum, taking place in Geneva from 14-16 May. APC endorses statements submitted by members of civil society involved in the process, and calls the International Telecommunications Union to consider them as a key input for the Forum. Read the documents.    

Open source software an important political tool, says MayFirst/People Link
Open source software an important political tool, says MayFirst/People Link 03 October 2012

APCNews speaks to Jamie McClellan, director of member organisation May First/People Link about the political importance of using free and open sourse software.