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Contest: The power of images to challenge religion-based hate speech online 16 April 2019 By APCNews

If you are a designer, an artist, an illustrator or passionate about freedom of expression, internet rights and the power of tech, we invite you to take part in this contest! Deadline is on 17 May 2019.

GISWatch 2019 call for proposals: Artificial intelligence: Human rights, social justice and development 12 April 2019

This 2019 edition of GISWatch will focus on the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) systems on human rights, social justice and development in the local context, with a specific focus on countries in the global South.

Assange and Bini's arrests, a serious threat to freedom of expression worldwide
Assange and Bini's arrests, a serious threat to freedom of expression worldwide 12 April 2019 By APCNews

"The forced removal of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and the sudden termination of his political asylum should be seen as a violation of human rights, an attack on freedom of expression and an attempt to undermine international laws."

Consolidating a rights-based approach to internet access and governance in Africa
Consolidating a rights-based approach to internet access and governance in Africa 11 April 2019 By APCNews

The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Secretariat and several members of the African Declaration Coalition met in Entebbe, Uganda to brainstorm on the building blocks of a 36-month strategic plan for cultivating an environment that respects human rights online in the region.

President ousted after brutal repression of protests in Sudan, both offline and online
President ousted after brutal repression of protests in Sudan, both offline and online 11 April 2019 By Liemia El-Abubkr

Users of the three major telecom companies in Sudan stated that they were not able to access Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp except through a virtual private network.

Gender and privacy: Interview with Eva Blum-Dumontet, Privacy International
Gender and privacy: Interview with Eva Blum-Dumontet, Privacy International 10 April 2019 By Bianca Baldo for GenderIT.org

Privacy allows women and members of marginalised communities to create safe spaces of expression and makes available tools that challenge norms that restrict equality, access and control. In this interview, Blum-Dumontet shares insights from a recent report on gender and privacy.

APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2019
APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2019 01 April 2019 By APCNews

The annual Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) in Valencia, Spain has become one of the main events for civil society on internet rights with a special focus on surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. Here is a list of sessions that APC staff and members are organising or leading.

African women face widening technology gap
African women face widening technology gap 01 April 2019 By African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)

Despite having the highest growth in internet penetration across the globe,  Africa remains the only continent whose digital gender gap has widened since 2013. It is this that motivates AfriSIG to focus deliberate gender lenses on its planning and coordination.

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