ICT policy

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.

Press release: Freedom of expression and hate speech continue to dominate internet rights discourse at UPR
Press release: Freedom of expression and hate speech continue to dominate internet rights discourse at UPR 21 May 2013 Shawna Finnegan

Between 22 April and 3 May 2013, the UN Human Rights Council held the 16th session of its Universal Periodic Review. APC, together with its members and partners, developed submissions for the inclusion of internet-related human rights issues in the recommendations made for the reviews of Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Canada and Colombia.

World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Closing statement by civil society
World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Closing statement by civil society 17 May 2013 AL

From 14-16 May the World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum took place in Geneva. APC and other civil society representatives presented a closing statement calling on the International Telecommunication Union and all participating governments to ensure transparency, openness and inclusivity in their policy processes. Read the statement.

New coalition to TPP negotiators: This is what a Fair Deal looks like
New coalition to TPP negotiators: This is what a Fair Deal looks like 16 May 2013 Mallory Knodel

Today, APC along with a coalition of organisations representing a diversity of interests have come together from around the world to ask for A Fair Deal on intellectual property (IP) in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Click to read our joint press release.

Contribution to the WTPF Secretary General's report
Contribution to the WTPF Secretary General's report 13 May 2013 AG

Deborah Brown, Avri Doria, Nnenna Nwakanma and Matthew Shears, members of the Informal Expert Group (IEG), contributed to the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) Secretary General’s report.

APC at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013
APC at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2013 13 May 2013 AL

The ICT for development community is gathering in Geneva from 13-17 May 2013 to discuss the implementation of WSIS documents and principles. Read more about APC’s participation in the Geneva meetings.

UN member states must hold Azerbaijan to account for deteriorating human rights situation
UN member states must hold Azerbaijan to account for deteriorating human rights situation 30 April 2013

The International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan, of which APC is a member organisation, urges the UN to hold Azerbaijan to account during its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for its failure to protect basic human rights.

Bytes for All challenges censorship and surveillance in Pakistani court
Bytes for All challenges censorship and surveillance in Pakistani court 24 April 2013 KN

To publicly challenge increasing censorship, surveillance and internet filtering in Pakistan, APC member Bytes for All, and Media Legal Defense Imitative lodged a petition in the Lahore High Court in January 2013 claiming that the bans imposed on various websites were in blatant violation of civil and political rights.

APC reports on eLAC outcomes from Montevideo IV Ministerial Conference
APC reports on eLAC outcomes from Montevideo IV Ministerial Conference 10 April 2013 Mallory Knodel

Last week, APC attended the Fourth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Montevideo, Uruguay, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and attended a pre-event on Open Development: Exploring the future of the information society in LAC. Download and read the Declaration and Plan of action.