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Join the People Links digital gathering to discuss technology-related violence against women New York 14 March 2014 By AL for People Link

Join us on Thursday 27 March to discuss technology-related violence against women and the tensions that exist between combating hate speech versus the right to freedom of expression with Erika Smith from APC’s Women’s Rights Programme.

APC welcomes NTIA announcement on transition of key internet domain name functions JOHANNESBURG 14 March 2014 By APCNews

APC welcomes the announcement made by the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of its ‘intent to transition key internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.’

Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection
Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection AWID 11 March 2014 By Inmaculada Barcia for AWID

AWID, in collaboration with members of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, has developed this publication in an effort to assess the various mechanisms developed to provide protection to WHRDs at risk, including initiatives developed by national governments and regional and int...

APC member FMA continues to fight for internet freedom despite passage of "Cyber Martial Law"
APC member FMA continues to fight for internet freedom despite passage of "Cyber Martial Law" 11 March 2014 By Foundation for Media Alternatives for APCNews

The Foundation for Media Alternatives is dismayed by the Philippine Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the majority of provisions in a cyber crime law that the organisation views as oppressive, susceptible to abuse, and against the fundamental liberties guaranteed by t...

APC submits proposals for NetMundial
APC submits proposals for NetMundial 10 March 2014 By APCNews

NetMundial, also known as the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, will take place on 23-24 April 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Read more about our priorities and proposals.

APC launches new website for internet and sexual rights activists
APC launches new website for internet and sexual rights activists 07 March 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

In the second phase of the groundbreaking EROTICS project, an exploratory research project into sexuality and the internet, the Association for Progressive Communications and partners from India, Brazil and Indonesia, have launched a new website (http://erotics.apc.org) to reflect the project’s ba...

Rural women journalists and ICTs
Rural women journalists and ICTs 06 March 2014 By Rohini Lakshané and Zulfiya Hamzaki for EROTICS India

Rural women trying to access ICTs in developing countries often face the double whammy of the digital divide and the constraints and restrictions imposed upon their gender. One of the solutions identified for bridging the digital divide for rural women has been consistent training and access to tech...

Statement from detained Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah
Statement from detained Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah 06 March 2014 By Access

This week Access kicked off the third installation of the RightsCon conference series in San Francisco, with more than 600 people from 375 organizations and companies in attendance, representing 50 countries. One person who was not here is Alaa Abd El Fattah of Egypt. Today, he is in prison again, w...

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