Human rights and ICTs

Saudi Arabia: Kingdom must be held to account for suppression of dissent, following murder of journalist and widespread arrest of women’s rights defenders
Saudi Arabia: Kingdom must be held to account for suppression of dissent, following murder of journalist and widespread arrest of women’s rights defenders 30 October 2018 Various

We the undersigned civil society organisations call on the international community, including the United Nations, multilateral and regional institutions as well as democratic governments committed to the freedom of expression, to take immediate steps to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for grave human rights violations.

APC at the IGF 2018: Schedule of events
APC at the IGF 2018: Schedule of events 20 October 2018

This is a schedule of events during the 2018 Internet Governance Forum in Paris in which APC is participating in one way or the other. Come join us!

APC members in 2017: KICTANet elections observation mission
APC members in 2017: KICTANet elections observation mission 01 October 2018 KICTANet

During the 2017 general elections, the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) observed the use of ICTs before, during and after election day, focusing on digital rights such as privacy rights during the electronic voter registration process and the use of online spaces during the election period.

Exploring Africa’s digitalisation agenda with Koliwe Majama
Exploring Africa’s digitalisation agenda with Koliwe Majama 28 September 2018 APCNews

Analysing recent policy developments from across the continent, Majama stressed that a sustainable digitalisation strategy will depend on the “sincere political will” to shift from top-down decision making to a participant culture that puts citizens at the heart of policy making.

Contribution from APC to the 2018 Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity
Contribution from APC to the 2018 Internet Governance Forum Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity 25 September 2018 APC

The 2018 IGF Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity issued a call for contributions to gain perspectives from all interested stakeholders on existing norms development efforts, how those norms are being implemented, and whether they are successful.

HRC 39: Calling on states to halt the dismantling of our human rights systems
HRC 39: Calling on states to halt the dismantling of our human rights systems 25 September 2018 Association for Women’s Rights in Development, Coalition of African Lesbians, Sexual Rights Initiative and Association for Progressive Communications

APC, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, the Coalition of African Lesbians and the Sexual Rights Initiative call upon states to speak out and counter anti-rights propaganda and the dismantling of the global and African human rights mechanisms.

APC Annual Report 2017
APC Annual Report 2017 22 September 2018

APC’s year of transition has been a year of learning and change for all of us. We’ve had a good year, made possible by the spirit, hard work and commitment of the APC staff, the engagement of our members, the guidance of our board of directors, and the support of our partners.

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)

This report focuses primarily on access to the internet in South Africa and the extent to which the Government of South Africa is ensuring that people are able to benefit from the potential of the internet as an enabler of economic, social and cultural rights.

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 HRC is taking place on 10-28 September 2018 in Geneva. A number of reports, resolutions and side events will address the online dimension of human rights issues, in addition to Universal Periodic Review reports that touch on specific governments’ records on internet rights.

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

APC member in Lebanon Social Media Exchange (SMEX) published this piece on digital rights issues in the Middle East and North Africa.

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