Strategic use of the internet

One World Platform: Internet rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina
One World Platform: Internet rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 August 2015 APC

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunisia. All LASIR partners are strong local organisations, with ongoing work on internet rights. They are developing, together with APC, integrated strategies of policy research, con...

Storify: Internet Rights Training Exchange in Jakarta
Storify: Internet Rights Training Exchange in Jakarta 03 June 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

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A Government-Centred Global Conference of Cyberspace
A Government-Centred Global Conference of Cyberspace 12 May 2015 Michael Graaf

I was alerted to the Global Conference of Cyberspace by one of my fellow African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) alumni. In fact, I hoped to attend the civil-society-oriented pre-event, where I could have represented my organisation. However, my application for that failed, and instead I was invited only to the government-centred main event, seemingly as an observer, and on the basis of...

Digital Empowerment Foundation: “Not Too Inaccessible for Broadband: Connecting Remote Communities with Wireless Spectrum”
Digital Empowerment Foundation: “Not Too Inaccessible for Broadband: Connecting Remote Communities with Wireless Spectrum” 04 May 2015 Shahid Ahmed

As part of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), my colleague Ritu Srivastava and I I participated in an interactive session on Broadband for All organised at the RightsCon conference in Manila, Philippines. This session explored how broadband services and access can be utilized by all populations across the world. We offered an approach from our experience in providing internet access thro...

APC at the Human Rights Council 27th session (#HRC27)
APC at the Human Rights Council 27th session (#HRC27) 24 September 2014 Elvira Truglia

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eQualit.ie
eQualit.ie 17 September 2014

eQualit.ie is a Montréal-based organisation focused on developing and helping others use open, secure and reusable systems. Their work has a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. eQualit.ie's goal is to create accessible technology and improve the skill set needed for defending human rights and freedoms in the digital age. The team has developed tools an...

Joint statement on WSIS+10 high-level event
Joint statement on WSIS+10 high-level event 26 June 2014

Joint statement on WSIS+10 multistakeholder process As civil society organisations that have been engaged throughout the WSIS+10 Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform (MPP), we welcome the adoption of the WSIS+10 MPP outcome documents. Though the road was a long and at times difficult one, we believe that throughout the MPP a collaborative spirit prevailed in the meetings. Under the able guid...

Connecting our rights to #takebackthenet in Barcelona
Connecting our rights to #takebackthenet in Barcelona 11 June 2014 Shawna Finnegan

Last week in Barcelona, APC brought together activists, transformative techies, human rights defenders and academics from across the globe for our 12th tri-annual member meeting at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (BarcelonaTech UPC). Hosted by our member in Spain, Pangea, this week-long event included training on human rights and the internet, strategy meetings on protection from DDo...

Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE)
Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) 30 July 2013

Where Free and Open Source Software is a way of life, SPACE is an organisation formed and nurtured by a team of professionals and social activists from across Kerala who share the dream of freedom of knowledge. Freedom of knowledge is interrelated to freedoms in other spheres of activities and is fundamental to human development. The objective of SPACE is to promote the use of Free and Open Sou...

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