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New APC member Rhizomatica supports world's first federated, community-owned cellular network 02 August 2016 By APC for APCNoticias

New APC member Rhizomatica “So Long, Phone Companies. Mexico’s Indigenous Groups Are Getting Their Own Telecoms” proclaims the headline of a Global Voices report on the work of Rhizomatica, an organisation that supports communities, local entrepreneurs and popular movements that wish to use te...

Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women
Special Rapporteur on violence against women calls to prioritise online violence against women 15 July 2016 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

The new Special Rapporteur on violence against women- Dubravka Šimonović presented her first report to the Human Rights Council in their 32nd session. In her first report and in the thematic priorities for her mandate, Šimonović includes “online violence against women as a new challenge”. Th...

Engage with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms
Engage with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms 14 July 2016 By APCNews

Engage with the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms was developed to broaden the view of civil and political rights to include internet-related issues that are important for developing country actors. Those for whom the internet...

Call for contributions on the internet and human rights in Africa
Call for contributions on the internet and human rights in Africa 13 July 2016 By APCNews

African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 25 July, 2016. Send an email to: emilar@apc.org with “AD CALL” in the subject line. APC is calling for submissions of articles, case studies, interviews, publication reviews and other creative audio and...

Statement on the recent attacks on Black Lives Matter's website
Statement on the recent attacks on Black Lives Matter's website 12 July 2016 By Black Lives Matter, eQualit.ie and May First/People Link, Design Action Collective

What is your organisation's DNA? An interview with Paz Peña on strategic communications for advocacy
What is your organisation's DNA? An interview with Paz Peña on strategic communications for advocacy 09 July 2016 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

In a changing environment with tremendous competition among messages, how can we ensure that our communications have maximum impact? APCNews talked to Paz Peña, a Chilean journalist and social communicator who has been working on digital rights issues for the past eight years. She was advocacy dire...

“Take Back the Tech! has always been a celebration of women and tech”
“Take Back the Tech! has always been a celebration of women and tech” 04 July 2016 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

The Take Back the Tech! (TBTT) campaign, along with Luchadoras and La Sandía Digital from Mexico, recently won the Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women. Lulú Barrera and Erika Smith, from Luchadoras and APC respectively, shared with APCNews what is next, and what this recogn...