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This section features articles that are meant to inform readers about perspectives, issues and debates around certain topics considered relevant within the ICT arena, as well as highlights about all those activities and themes that matter to the APC network and the spaces we engage in. 

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Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC The Wedgwood, 75A Second Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa 05 February 2014

The internet is having a tremendous impact on freedom of expression and other human rights across the African continent, offering social, political and economic opportunities. But as a highly complex and fast-changing environment, the internet also brings with it its own challenges. In Africa, many ...

Côte d'Ivoire starts its transition to digital migration CAPE TOWN 05 February 2014 By AG for APCNews

African countries are migrating from traditional to digital broadcasting, and APC is currently coordinating a project aimed at involving civil society in the process. Côte d’Ivoire is one of the focal countries of the initiative, and APCNews interviewed the national coordinator for the projec...

Deadline extended! Job opportunity at APC: Protecting freedom of information, expression and association online in Asia
Deadline extended! Job opportunity at APC: Protecting freedom of information, expression and association online in Asia 20 January 2014 By APC

Join the APC Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) to coordinate APC’s policy advocacy and capacity building and activities in the project “Networking for freedom online and offline: protecting freedom of information, expression and association on the internet in India, Mala...

In Conversation: Jennifer Radloff and Jan Moolman on technology-related violence against women
In Conversation: Jennifer Radloff and Jan Moolman on technology-related violence against women Feminist Africa 18 16 January 2014 By African Gender Institute for Feminist Africa 18

In this interview published by the African Gender Institute’s journal, Feminist Africa 18, Jennifer Radloff and Jan Moolman recount APC’s trajectory against tech-related VAW, starting in 1995 after hearing first-hand accounts of violence from women members and partners about misogynistic...

Korea: Women’s privacy in danger through surveillance and leaking of private information
Korea: Women’s privacy in danger through surveillance and leaking of private information 15 January 2014 By Shehla Rashid Shora for GenderIT.org

“Digitising social welfare: Challenges of privacy” GISWatch report from Korea points out instances where women have leveraged even non-political internet forums to discuss socio-political issues. However, in this interview with Yeo-Kyung Chang, who works with Jinbonet, author Shehla Rashid Shora...

Sexual rights in Indonesia: Creating and protecting safe spaces for women minority groups
Sexual rights in Indonesia: Creating and protecting safe spaces for women minority groups GenderIT.org 15 January 2014 By AL for GenderIT.org

While the internet empowers women living with HIV/AIDS by providing information about their right to privacy, internet rights in Indonesia are being threatened by government practices of blocking and filtering content. APC talked to Indonesian activist Kamilia Manaf about the challenges that sexual ...

Pakistan's internet landscape
Pakistan's internet landscape BytesForAll 14 January 2014 By BytesForAll

APC member in Pakistan Bytes For All released the first ever comprehensive report mapping Pakistan’s past, present and possible future online. The report outlines internet control mechanisms deployed by the government and highlights existing legislation and its application in relation to the inter...

Internet rights in Ecuador: Activists against surveillance
Internet rights in Ecuador: Activists against surveillance 14 January 2014 By AL and VB, APC for Digital Rights

A coalition of internet users successfully advocated for the elimination of an article from Ecuador’s new criminal code that legalised massive communications surveillance. In this article for the LAC Digital Rights newsletter, APC’s policy team talks about its advocacy process.

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