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Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 35th session Geneva 05 June 2017 By Deborah Brown (APC); Peter Micek and Alyse Rankin (Access Now) for APC

The 35th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) will take place from 6 to 23 June 2017 at the United Nations Office at Geneva. Internet rights are considered throughout the HRC agenda, with the HRC scheduled to discuss the report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion...

APC celebrates Africa Day with roundtable addressing human rights and the internet Johannesburg 25 May 2017 By APC for APCNews

As the world commemorates Africa Day this week, APC is convening a roundtable in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting, which will take place between 26...

What is the relationship between access and power? APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017
What is the relationship between access and power? APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 14 May 2017

The Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), an international forum for discussions on how a free, open and secure internet promotes human rights and development worldwide, has started in Stockholm. Hosted by the the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), this space aims to...

Guifi.net, APC's new member in Catalonia: Creating free, open and neutral telecoms networks
Guifi.net, APC's new member in Catalonia: Creating free, open and neutral telecoms networks 11 May 2017 By APCNews

Guifi.net is, in the words of its members, a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. The Guifi.net project puts in practice a disruptive economic model based on the commons model and...

Women Human Rights Defenders condemn online threats against Bondita Acharya
Women Human Rights Defenders condemn online threats against Bondita Acharya 02 May 2017 By APCNews

Bondita Acharya received death threats, as well as being threatened with acid attack, rape and gang rape, after condemning the arrest of three people for the possession of beef on 4 April 2017. The attacks on her include trolling on her Facebook account and other social media with sexually laden, cr...

WSIS Prizes 2017: Vote for these projects!
WSIS Prizes 2017: Vote for these projects! 24 April 2017 By APCNews

The voting for the WSIS Prize 2017 is open and APC is part of three of the nominated initiatives. The awards evaluate and recognise individuals and groups for outstanding success in implementing strategies that leverage the power of information and communications technology ...

Save the date: South Africa to host Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 27-29 September 2017
Save the date: South Africa to host Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, 27-29 September 2017 21 April 2017 By APCNews

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and APC are happy to announce the date and location for the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2017. This year’s edition of the Forum will be held in Johannesburg, South A...

French "right to be forgotten" ruling could be devastating for freedom of expression globally
French "right to be forgotten" ruling could be devastating for freedom of expression globally 19 April 2017 By APCNews

APC joined 17 non-governmental organisations from across the globe in a legal submission before France’s highest court, the Council of State (Conseil d’État), raising serious concerns about a ruling of France’s data protection authority, the Commission nationale de l’informat...