Access to information

APC and the Cuban internet
APC and the Cuban internet 17 August 2015 Laredcubana

Cuba’s UUCP connection was to the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in Canada. APC provided connections for many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and that attracted the attention of politicians, who saw NGOs as subversive. There was debate and the Interior Ministry argued that material sent to and received from APC should be blocked since it could not be controlled. Read more on Laredcubana

Draft Provisions for Amendment of the South African Copyright Act of 1978
Draft Provisions for Amendment of the South African Copyright Act of 1978 30 July 2015 Andrew Rens, Emilar Vushe, Anriette Esterhuysen

South Africans should be able to make fair use of copyright materials. Fair use is important for technological innovation, reverse engineering, education and access to knowledge. Contracts and anti-circumvention rules should not be allowed to prevent South Africans from making fair use of copyright materials. South Africans should be able to bulk import copyright works including textbooks legitimately purchased outside South Africa. Here is a summary of APC’s recommendations to a Draft ...

Digital Empowerment Foundation on the Right to Access the Internet: Upholding a Human Right
Digital Empowerment Foundation on the Right to Access the Internet: Upholding a Human Right 04 May 2015 APC

Right to Access the Internet: Upholding a Human Right Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 RightsCon, Manila, Philippines Manila, Philippines—DEF team member, Ms. Ritu Srivastava, participated in the interactive session on Right to Access the Internet: Upholding a Human Right at the RightsCon conference in Manila, Philippines. The interactive session explored interlinkages between access to internet as ...

Instituto DEMOS
Instituto DEMOS 02 March 2015

Instituto DEMOS works on promoting, strengthening and accompanying women, youth and indigenous organizations, committed to democratic development processes at the local, national and international levels. DEMOS's vision is that of an inclusive Guatemalan and Central America region based on social justice, human security and human rights exercise.

Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media
Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media 16 September 2014 Bishakha Datta

This article is based on the speech given by Bishakha Datta at the Disco-Tech event organised by APC that took place at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey. Five snippets from three months. In August, Indian actress Poonam Pandey dons a bikini for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and posts a video of it on Facebook. Facebook’s reaction? Ban the page, which is followed by 2.1 million peop...

Thai Netizen Network
Thai Netizen Network 04 August 2014

Thai Netizen Network is a leading nonprofit organisation in Thailand that advocates for digital rights and civil liberties. Founded in December 2008, it grew out of a group of netizens who had concerns about limited internet freedom during post-coup governments. Its activities are based on five themes: 1) access to information, 2) freedom of opinion and expression, 3) privacy, 4) participa...

Open letter from the Fair Deal coalition to government representatives behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
Open letter from the Fair Deal coalition to government representatives behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) 19 November 2013 Fair Deal coalition

APC, as a member of the Fair Deal coalition, joins other civil society organisations in their demand for a development-oriented approach to the copyright provisions in the TTP, an agreement that is being secretly negotiated by countries representing more than 40% of the world’s GDP. We, the undersigned organizations, ask for A Fair Deal on copyright in the TPP. As a coalition representing a...

Derechos Digitales
Derechos Digitales 30 July 2013

NGO Derechos Digitales is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization, which mission is to defend and promote human rights in the digital environment. Its main working topics include Freedom of Expression, Access to Knowledge, Transparency and Democracy, Privacy and Personal Data Protection.

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