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APC supports multiple dialogue spaces on internet rights, good governance Montreal 15 August 2014 By Mallory Knodel for APCNews

“Iftar bower in the Fourth Courtyard of the Topkapı Palace, Istanbul, Turkey 001” by Moonik – Own work. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia CommonsThe 9th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held from 2-5 September 2014 in Istanbul,...

Sex, rights and the internet: Survey on internet regulation and sexual rights 12 August 2014 By EROTICS for APCNews

If you are an LGBT activist, SRHR activist, women’s rights activist, a queer blogger or a feminist, please take 15 minutes to fill in our survey in any of the following languages: Take the survey: English Spanish French Arabic العربية Chinese (simplified) Portuguese Russian Hindi Bahas...

APC Share and Remix: Check it out!
APC Share and Remix: Check it out! 12 August 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

On 1-9 June 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications held its 12th face-to-face Member Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. Check out this video of the highlights from the exciting “Share and Remix” day when APC staff, members and partners got together to showcase their work!

Join Mozilla's global teach-ins about privitisation of internet
Join Mozilla's global teach-ins about privitisation of internet 11 August 2014 By Alexandra Groome for APCNews

2014 Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize winner SPACE Kerala: “What we've done is quite unique”
2014 Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize winner SPACE Kerala: “What we've done is quite unique” 07 August 2014 By APCNews

In Kerala, India, “free software is a way of life” thanks to a community-based organisation that improves lives with ICTs. The Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) was founded in 2003 by a group of free/libre and open source software activists based in Kerala, In...

APC affiliate Rolf Kleef: "APC gives me access"
APC affiliate Rolf Kleef: "APC gives me access" 07 August 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

Rolf has been active in civil society since 1994, starting in the administration of office networks and training in email and internet in Central and Eastern Europe. He also developed web sites and web applications for online discussion and policy-making. He has worked with many organisations both i...

Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges
Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges 01 August 2014

In 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, presented recommendations for governments in the area of access to internet and freedom of expression. This meeting, convened by the Special Rapporteur in collaborat...

Experts Meeting On Freedom Of Expression, Children's Rights And The Internet In Africa
Experts Meeting On Freedom Of Expression, Children's Rights And The Internet In Africa 01 August 2014

The meeting, convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, in collaboration with APC, will look at the issues related to the protection and promotion of children’s rights in the area of communication media a...