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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 30 May 2019.

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.

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.

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 16
Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 16 30 March 2019 By APCNews

Welcome to the 16th monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

#WelcomeHomeAlaa: Egyptian revolution activist Alaa Abd El Fattah released after five years in prison
#WelcomeHomeAlaa: Egyptian revolution activist Alaa Abd El Fattah released after five years in prison 29 March 2019 By Global Voices, IFEX, APC and others

Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah was released by authorities late on the night of 28 March after serving five years in prison for defying a protest ban. 

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