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How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case 16 May 2016 By Andrew Rens for APC

The right to education and the internet. Case study on the role of the internet in provision and accessibility of educational resources in South Africa As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, we have produced a case study...

RightsCon 2016: “A mandatory meeting on internet rights, but more global South perspectives are needed” San Francisco 13 May 2016 By APC

RightsCon is a mandatory meeting point for those interested in promoting the full exercise of human rights online, Valeria Betancourt, APC’s Communications and Information Policy Programme manager, said in regards to this annual event, which took place this year between 30 March and 1 April 2016 i...

Joint UPR submission highlights women's rights and the internet in Uganda
Joint UPR submission highlights women's rights and the internet in Uganda 11 May 2016 By APC for APCNews

By Ruslik0 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0Access to the internet, mobile telephony and other means of communication facilitated by technology have long been identified by researchers and policy makers alike as central to promoting the empowerment of women and marginalised communities. From creating oppor...

WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality"
WSIS 2016: "On its own, internet access is not enough. Let's build greater social equality" 06 May 2016 By APC

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process is considered a cornerstone of international norms and discourse on internet policy and governance. As the process marks its 11th anniversary, the ‘ICT for development’ community met in Geneva between 2-6 May to continue to work for a pe...

“We need to take the African Declaration of Internet Rights to where the people are”
“We need to take the African Declaration of Internet Rights to where the people are” 04 May 2016

As part of the work to promote visibility of African internet rights, APC’s Leila Nachawati Rego has interviewed renowned Nigerian internet rights defender Gbenga Sesan. Read to know more about the African Declaration on Internet Rights, youth and the importance of regional work. http://africanint...

Call for international solidarity with human rights in Sudan online and offline
Call for international solidarity with human rights in Sudan online and offline 03 May 2016 By APCNews

On Wednesday 4 May 2016, Sudan will undergo a formal review by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. During the review, representatives of the government of Sudan will present a national report of efforts made to implement human rights commitments and recommendations received during Sudan's ...

Valeria Betancourt on the Ecuador Disaster Map: "The number of volunteers continues growing daily"
Valeria Betancourt on the Ecuador Disaster Map: "The number of volunteers continues growing daily" 26 April 2016 By APC for APCNews

Early on the morning after the devastating earthquake of 16 April, a group of hacktivists in Ecuador and abroad got to work to find the best way to channel the assistance needed in different parts of the country, a task that became increasingly urgent as the number of victims continued to rise. The...