Human rights and ICTs

 Miembros de APC se reúnen en Sudáfrica para pensar un futuro en conjunto
Miembros de APC se reúnen en Sudáfrica para pensar un futuro en conjunto 17 August 2017

Hace 27 años, la Asociación para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones se fundó como una red de proveedores de internet no gubernamentales. Hoy, APC continúa trabajando en acceso comunitario a infraestructuras de comunicación, pero el mundo ha cambiado en estas décadas y nuestros retos en materia de internet y justicia social se han diversificado. Reunir a todos nuestros miembros supone una celebración del trabajo realizado, asi como del que queda por delante. Después de nuestra última r...

How did APC contribute to change in 2017? Our annual report is out!
How did APC contribute to change in 2017? Our annual report is out! 25 September 2018 FF

2017 was a year of transition for APC. This is something that speaks very positively of the health and vibrancy of a nearly 30-year-old network. As Bishakha Datta, chair of APC's board of directors, puts it in her introduction: “Access. Rights. A Feminist Internet. Governance. Use and Development. Community. (Or FAIR and GUD-C, as I affectionately acronymised them for myself.) These are the pillars of APC’s strategic plan. (...) But there’s one key letter missing from this big picture ...

Supplemental Coalition Report for South Africa's Review at the 64th Session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (July 2018)
Supplemental Coalition Report for South Africa's Review at the 64th Session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (July 2018) 10 September 2018 Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and Right2Know Campaign (R2K)

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) welcome the opportunity to submit this Parallel Coalition Report to the 64th session (24 September 2018 to 12 October 2018) of the Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (CESCR). This Parallel Coalition Report (Second Coalition Report) is submitted to the CESCR to as...

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 39th session
Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 39th session 09 September 2018 Deborah Brown and Sebastián Becker Castellaro (APC) and Aurora A. Sauter (Access Now)

The 39th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) is taking place on 10-28 September 2018 in Geneva. Relevant issues on the agenda this session for internet rights advocates include new reports from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the right to privacy in the digital age and on mechanisms concerned with ensuring the safety of journalists (as well as a resolution ...

Nouveau membre d'APC, Rudi International : Travailler avec des enfants qui ont été privés de leur opportunité de développement en RDC
Nouveau membre d'APC, Rudi International : Travailler avec des enfants qui ont été privés de leur opportunité de développement en RDC 29 August 2018 APCNouvelles

“Rudi” en Swahili veut dire “reviens.” C'est l'histoire de notre naissance en tant qu'organisation. Nous considérons que c'est un privilège de donner et de faire partie du changement que nous voulons voir autour de nous. Voici comment le nouveau membre d'APC, Rudi International, basé en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), accueille les visiteurs sur son site web. L'accès à l'...

Rudi International, nuevo miembro de APC: Trabajar con la niñez a la que le robaron su oportunidad de desarrollo en la República Democrática del Congo
Rudi International, nuevo miembro de APC: Trabajar con la niñez a la que le robaron su oportunidad de desarrollo en la República Democrática del Congo 29 August 2018 APCNoticias

“Rudi” es una palabra swahili que significa “regresar.” Es la historia detrás de cómo nacimos como organización. Consideramos que devolver  algo de lo que hemos recibido  y ser parte del cambio que queremos ver es un privilegio. Así es como el nuevo miembro de APC Rudi International, con sede en la República Democrática de Congo (RDC), recibe a quienes visitan su sitio ...

Social Media Exchange, Lebanon: A Snapshot of Digital Rights Coverage in the Middle East and North Africa
Social Media Exchange, Lebanon: A Snapshot of Digital Rights Coverage in the Middle East and North Africa 29 August 2018 Social Media Exchange

This research was published by SMEX and supported by Meedan and the MENA Investigative Fund.  Introduction One day in early 2015, Habib Battah, an investigative journalist who operates the website Beirut Report, noticed new construction works in the city’s Hamra district. Hoping that this was the physical manifestation of much-touted plans to upgrade th...

New APC member Rudi International: Working with children who were robbed of their opportunity for development in the DRC
New APC member Rudi International: Working with children who were robbed of their opportunity for development in the DRC 28 August 2018 APCNews

“Rudi” is Swahili for “come back.” It is the story behind how we were born as an organisation. We consider it a privilege to give back and be part of the change we want to see around us. This is how new APC member Rudi International, based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), welcomes visitors to their website. Access to education, literacy, health, trauma healing for survivors of...

Tanzania: Joint civil society letter calls on Human Rights Council member states to address crackdown on human rights
Tanzania: Joint civil society letter calls on Human Rights Council member states to address crackdown on human rights 21 August 2018 Various

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland 16 August 2018 Tanzania: Open letter to states for joint action to address crackdown on civic space and prevent a further deterioration of the situation Excellency, Ahead of the 39th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (“the Council”), which will be held from...

An internet rights agenda for the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
An internet rights agenda for the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 20 August 2018 APC

On 10 August, Michelle Bachelet was confirmed as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the highest-ranking official in the UN system on human rights. Her voice carries significant weight in calling out and addressing human rights violations and advancing norms, both in the UN and for broader public opinion. APC sees great value in t...

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