ICT policy

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

Matthew Shears reading the statement as a representative of civil society.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. Here is the full statement. [More background information: World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Ci...

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. These are some of the events where APC will be participating: What: High Level Substantive Session on ICTs and the post2015 Goals When: Thursday May 16, 14:00-15:45 Where: Room C2 of the ITU Tower The High-Level Substantive Session will provide a platform...

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. The report serves as a working document for the World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum (WTPF­). The WTPF is a high-level international event to exchange views on the key policy issues arisi...

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

International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan The member states of the United Nations should hold Azerbaijan to account during its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 30 April 2013 for its failure to protect basic human rights. The International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan, coordinated by ARTICLE 19, and local organisations urge the UN to take Azerbaijan to task for failing to implement the ...

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

Bytes for All challenges censorship and surveillance in Pakistani court To publicly challenge increasing censorship, surveillance and internet filtering in Pakistan, APC member Bytes for All (B4A), in collaboration with Media Legal Defense Initiative (MLDI) lodged a petition in the Lahore High Court in January 2013. The petition claims that the bans imposed on various websites were in blatant ...

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

eLAC Ministerial Conference: Left to right: Mario Campolargo, Director of DG CONNECT.E, European Commission; Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC Executive Secretary; Luis Almagro, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, and José Clastronik, Chair of the Presiding Officers of the eLAC2015 follow-up mechanism. Photo: Courtesy of Agesic.Last week, APC attended the Fourth Ministerial Conference on the Informa...

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