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India’s constitutional and civic space crisis addressed at HRC43 side event Geneva 03 March 2020 By APCNews

In India, a discriminatory citizenship law has sparked widespread protests, which have been met with arbitrary arrests, excessive force and violence by the authorities. APC took part in a side event at the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council which addressed these human rights violations.

The EU's plans for its digital future 03 March 2020 By APCNews

APC outlines positions on some of the areas covered in the digital strategies presented by the European Commission that will undoubtedly set a key precedent for global discussions on issues such as regulating platforms, data governance and artificial intelligence.

Job call: Human Rights Policy Advocacy Lead
Job call: Human Rights Policy Advocacy Lead 02 March 2020 By APC

APC is looking for a Human Rights Policy Advocacy Lead with expertise in digital rights and internet governance to coordinate APC’s engagement in key policy processes, including international and regional human rights mechanisms. The deadline for applications is 29 March 2020.

Nodes that bond: Meet the women building community networks in rural Brazil
Nodes that bond: Meet the women building community networks in rural Brazil 27 January 2020 By APCNews

“Nodes That Bond” is a video that shows the journey of the women in the rural community of Souzas, Brazil, who share a curiosity and willingness to learn about technology, through familiar ways of meeting.

Civil society organisations condemn cybercrime charges against journalist Glenn Greenwald by Brazilian authorities
Civil society organisations condemn cybercrime charges against journalist Glenn Greenwald by Brazilian authorities 24 January 2020 By APCNews

APC joins over 40 organisations in an open letter to Brazilian authorities condemning the charges against investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald. The letter denounces Brazilian authorities’ criminal investigation and the charges brought against Greenwald.

Take Back the Tech! Feminist Learning Circles: Playful, conspirational strategising and experimentation with tech
Take Back the Tech! Feminist Learning Circles: Playful, conspirational strategising and experimentation with tech 22 January 2020 By Take Back the Tech!

Feminist Learning Circle sessions took place in English, Spanish and French before and during the 2019 Take Back the Tech! 16 day campaign, and focused on creative discourse and expression, assessing risk, and digital safety.

Data Protection Africa: A tool for information, advocacy and activism in Africa
Data Protection Africa: A tool for information, advocacy and activism in Africa 21 January 2020 By Tshepiso Hadebe, ALT Advisory

Data Protection Africa (DPA) is an online open-access portal that provides information on data protection laws and access to data protection authorities in 31 African countries. The portal also lists digital rights organisations which work in the data protection space in Africa.

Human Rights in the Age of Platforms: "The call for alternatives is growing"
Human Rights in the Age of Platforms: "The call for alternatives is growing" 21 January 2020 By APCNews

“Human Rights in the Age of Platforms”, published by the MIT Press, examines the human rights implications of today's platform society. APCNews interviewed Rikke Frank Jørgensen, editor of the publication, who provided insight on the reflections and recommendations captured in this book.

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