Access to information

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.

Lyon Declaration On Access to Information and Development launched
Lyon Declaration On Access to Information and Development launched 19 August 2014

APC signs the Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development. Signed by more than 125 organisations, the declaration launched at the World Library and Information Congress in Lyon, France and aims to positively influence the United Nations post-2015 development agenda. “This is a great collective step forward. We have a lot of work ahead in the next 16 months to ensure access t...

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...

Urgent appeal against Japan's secret-protection legislation
Urgent appeal against Japan's secret-protection legislation 02 December 2013

APC members Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE) and Japan Computer Access Network (JCA-NET) are calling the international community to campaign against the State Secret Protection Bill, which is being promoted by Japan’s ruling party and hopes to pass this week, 6 December.

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.

Derechos Digitales Chile joins the APC community
Derechos Digitales Chile joins the APC community 29 July 2013 AL

APC has a new member from Latin America that has been working during the last years for more equal intellectual property policies in the country, regionally and globally. We talked with Claudio Ruiz and Alberto Cerda about the history and the present of the orgnanisation.

Coalition launches alternative to secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership
Coalition launches alternative to secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership 24 July 2013 Mallory Knodel

The Fair Deal Coalition has launched “Your Digital Future”, a new initiative that will give internet users a platform to discuss what copyright should look like under the TPP.

Community Radio Contributes in Shaping Bangladesh a Rural Republic
Community Radio Contributes in Shaping Bangladesh a Rural Republic 07 May 2013 APC

Participatory development with a people-centric vision can make an effective promotion of community radios in Bangladesh. Aiming to achieve this objective —- a daylong Annual Planning and Review Meeting of Community Radio in Bangladesh was held on 30th April, 2013 at 10 am in IDB Auditorium, Dhaka.