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"Are You Ready?": New film explores how Myanmar's Article 66(D) affects freedom of expression 14 March 2019 By APCNews

The short animated film narrates how Article 66(D) of the 2013 Telecommunications Law has been continuously used by the military and political parties to silence critics and dissenters of the government.

Come work with us! APC is looking for a grant writer 12 March 2019 By APC

APC is looking for an experienced grant writer to join our team. The selected candidate will be responsible for fundraising and resource mobilisation strategies.

New index on racism against Palestinians on social media
New index on racism against Palestinians on social media 11 March 2019

Every 66 seconds a post inciting hatred against Palestinians was shared on social media platforms in 2018. Almost half a million calls for violent actions and racist slurs were registered. These are some of the revelations in the Index of Racism 2018 launched by APC member 7amleh. 

Free To Be Mobile: New publication from Point of View
Free To Be Mobile: New publication from Point of View 08 March 2019 By Point of View

Point of View, an APC member organisation in India, celebrated International Women's Day on 8 March with the launch of its newest publication, Free To Be Mobile, as part of its mission to ensure that women, girls, queer and trans persons can inhabit digital spaces freely – and fearlessly.

Helping women and non-binary communities gain access: Reflections from the Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access on the potential of alternative models of connectivity
Helping women and non-binary communities gain access: Reflections from the Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access on the potential of alternative models of connectivity 07 March 2019 By Gabrielle Willms for APCNews

In 2018, the BPF on Gender and Access analysed the potential of supplementary models of connectivity to bridge the gender digital divide. It concluded that these initiatives could be instrumental in helping to overcome the barriers to access faced by women and non-binary people.

Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 40th session
Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 40th session 02 March 2019 By Deborah Brown and Mehar Gujral for APC

The 40th session of the HRC is taking place 25 February-22 March 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.

Privacy, personhood and identity in surveillance societies
Privacy, personhood and identity in surveillance societies 01 March 2019 By Upasana Bhattacharjee for GenderIT.org

The increasing use of the internet, social media, surveillance and algorithmic processing has shifted the meanings of privacy. Here we explore the conceptual understandings of privacy and its links to autonomy, human dignity and self-determination.

HRC40 side event: Defending expression and diversity of religion and belief or non-belief in the digital age
HRC40 side event: Defending expression and diversity of religion and belief or non-belief in the digital age 01 March 2019 By FORUM-ASIA

The Association for Progressive Communications, FORUM-ASIA and Humanists International invite you to a side event to discuss freedom of expression and diversity of religion and belief or non-belief in online spaces.

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