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This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in. 

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7amleh, APC member in Palestine and Israel: The new Israeli Cyber Law paves the way for unlawful hacking and digital rights violations Palestine and Israel 12 July 2018 By 7amleh- Arab Center for Social Media Advancement

7amleh – The Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement warns of the risks and dangers that emanate from the newly proposed Cyber Security and National Cyber Directorate Bill in Israel. 

Content regulation: State responses to report on freedom of opinion and expression 11 July 2018 By Sidra Rizvi for APCNews

The Special Rapporteur on on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, presented his report on content regulation in the digital age to the Human Rights Council on 19 June.

CIPESA: Uganda blocks access to social media, VPNs and dating sites as new tax takes effect
CIPESA: Uganda blocks access to social media, VPNs and dating sites as new tax takes effect CIPESA 02 July 2018 By Juliet Nanfuka for CIPESA

As of midnight on 1 July 2018, telecom companies in Uganda blocked access to social media platforms for all users and required them to pay a newly introduced "over-the-top” (OTT) tax before regaining access. The tax will likely push basic connectivity further out of reach for millions.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 7
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 7 27 June 2018 By APCNews

Welcome to the seventh monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Right to information: Clouds over Pakistan’s "sunshine laws"
Right to information: Clouds over Pakistan’s "sunshine laws" 27 June 2018 By Sadaf Khan for Media for Transparency

In October 2017, APC member organisation Media Matters for Democracy and its team of reporters started a journalistic endeavour to test the effectiveness of the right to information (RTI) laws in Pakistan. This piece details their experience with the implementation of the laws.

Workers' rights in the digital age: LaborFest 2018
Workers' rights in the digital age: LaborFest 2018 27 June 2018 By APC

The 25th annual LaborFest is taking place 1-31 July in San Francisco, USA, and APC member organisation LaborNet is linking up the use of technology and communication from Silicon Valley to San Francisco and how this is affecting working people in a series of forum's at this year's event.

Gender and community networks: Busking in policy spaces
Gender and community networks: Busking in policy spaces 26 June 2018 By Kathleen Diga and Nic Bidwell for GenderIT.org for GenderIT.org

In this interview, Kathleen Diga and Nic Bidwell, along with Namita Aavriti, have a conversation with Steve Song, who provides thought leadership on, and practical implementations of, access to communications infrastructure and its impact on social and economic innovation and growth.

Job call: African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms project coordinator
Job call: African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms project coordinator 25 June 2018 By APCNews

We are looking for someone to coordinate an 18-month project: “Securing human rights online in Africa through a strong and active ‘African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms’ network”. Deadline for applications is 9 July 2018 23.00 UTC.

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