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Job call! Apply for the executive assistant and grants coordinator position 11 December 2019 By APCNews

APC is looking for an executive assistant and grants coordinator to support APC's network development and to provide proactive support for the work of APC’s executive director and join our executive team. Apply before 13 January 2020!

A call to action to defy internet shutdowns and suppression of political opinion online London 05 December 2019 By GreenNet

GreenNet, the ethical internet service provider that has been connecting people and groups since 1986, suffered a DDoS attack on 22 and 23 November 2019. Forensic examinations revealed that the attack was targeted at an organisation publishing new research that weekend.

Anriette Esterhuysen, new chair of IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group, will strive to ensure the global South is part of the conversation
Anriette Esterhuysen, new chair of IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group, will strive to ensure the global South is part of the conversation 05 December 2019

An announcement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the opening of the 2019 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin made particularly big waves in the APC community: his appointment of Anriette Esterhuysen as the new chair of the IGF’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).

Meet the projects funded by catalytic intervention grants to create a more sustainable community network environment
Meet the projects funded by catalytic intervention grants to create a more sustainable community network environment 05 December 2019 By APCNews

Catalytic intervention grants aim to support a more sustainable community network environment. Eleven community network projects from different regions were selected, and we want you to meet them and the organisations and representatives behind them.

Why cybersecurity is a human rights issue, and it is time to start treating it like one
Why cybersecurity is a human rights issue, and it is time to start treating it like one 28 November 2019 By Deborah Brown and Anriette Esterhuysen for APCNews

Efforts to bolster cybersecurity often ignore the human rights dimension, or worse, view human rights as an impediment to cybersecurity. This is a dangerous and misguided assumption. Cybersecurity is a human rights issue, and it is time to start treating it like one.

New law holds promise for improved data governance in Kenya
New law holds promise for improved data governance in Kenya 27 November 2019 By CIPESA

Following a seven-year, windy journey, on 8 November 2019, Kenya got a data protection law. The Data Protection Act, 2019 has various positive elements and can go a long way in addressing the live issues in protecting the privacy of data in Kenya.

Take Back the Tech! launches annual 16-day campaign to take control of technology to end violence against women
Take Back the Tech! launches annual 16-day campaign to take control of technology to end violence against women 25 November 2019 By Take Back the Tech!

This year, Take Back the Tech! calls out all those attempts to silence us, block off our public streets and our right to assembly on the internet. We want to bear witness to the silencing the world casts against women and people of diverse genders and sexualities.

APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2019
APC at the Internet Governance Forum 2019 16 November 2019 By APCNews

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is mobilising for the 14th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin, Germany, where it will be participating in activities from 25 to 29 November 2019.

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