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Take a journey through APC's history with Karel Novotný 23 May 2019 By APCNews

In this interview with journalist Frederick Noronha, our membership and network building coordinator Karel Novotný takes us on a journey through the APC network's past and present, and gives us some hints on what's ahead.

Call for applications for the Seventh African School on Internet Governance now open! 22 May 2019 By AfriSIG

APC, the Information Society Division of the African Union Commission and Research ICT Africa are accepting applications for this year's edition of AfriSIG, which will be held immediately prior to and linked to the African Internet Governance Forum. The deadline for applications is 1 June.

New video toolkit helps achieve greater impact, especially in the global South
New video toolkit helps achieve greater impact, especially in the global South 17 May 2019 By APCNews

The Video for Change Impact Toolkit helps activists harness the power of video to advocate for issues as pressing as extrajudicial killings in the Philippines or the death penalty in Malaysia. 

Africa in urgent need of a homegrown online rights strategy
Africa in urgent need of a homegrown online rights strategy 15 May 2019 By Koliwe Majama

Participants at the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum in Lagos, Nigeria agreed that the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is a good starting point for the protection and promotion of online rights and freedoms on the continent, which are increasingly under threat.

APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2019: Defending human rights in the context of shrinking democratic spaces online
APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2019: Defending human rights in the context of shrinking democratic spaces online 14 May 2019 By APCNews

The APC community will be actively participating in the Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), organised by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), which is taking place 16-17 May, preceded by the activities happening at the Pre-SIF on 15 May.

The APC community’s work on digital rights in 2018: Advocating for rights-based policy and practices in local, regional and global contexts
The APC community’s work on digital rights in 2018: Advocating for rights-based policy and practices in local, regional and global contexts 07 May 2019 By Gabrielle Willms

Amid growing concern about digital surveillance and the restriction of rights online, APC and its network have continued to fight for a free and open internet that protects and enables human rights for all. This overview explores how the APC community worked to protect and promote rights in 2018.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can we effectively campaign for freedom of expression?
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How can we effectively campaign for freedom of expression? 07 May 2019 By APCNews

APC participated in a session at the Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany, an annual event that focuses on how to scale up the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which also coincided this year with the celebration of World Press Freedom Day.

Recognising the threat of internet shutdowns: Cameroon at the CESCR
Recognising the threat of internet shutdowns: Cameroon at the CESCR 06 May 2019 By Mehar Gujral

Among the recommendations made to Cameroon, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights urged the government to improve affordable access to the internet and ensure that any measures seeking to limit internet access comply with international human rights law.

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