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APC statement on NETmundial JOHANNESBURG 30 April 2014 By APCNews

NETmundial was a remarkable and historic event. To give it its due and build on it going forward, in this assessment we acknowledge its achievements as well as its flaws.

Civil society closing statement at NETmundial 2014 SAO PAULO 25 April 2014 By BestBits

A statement was read at the end of the NETMundial which expressed the disappointment of several civil society organisations present with the outcome document, and especially with the lack of acknowledgement of net neutrality and lack of sufficient denunciation of mass surveillance.

You do have a choice: APC organises TakeBackTheNet! event
You do have a choice: APC organises TakeBackTheNet! event 25 April 2014 By APC for APCNews

This 4-5 June, human rights advocates and transformative technology providers will meet in Barcelona to discuss solutions to today’s climate of internet-enabled human rights violations, at a one-of-a-kind event organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). One year after t...

Women Weave the Web campaign launches phase 2 on digital literacy
Women Weave the Web campaign launches phase 2 on digital literacy 22 April 2014 By APC for World Pulse

Throughout phase 1 on digital access, the World Pulse community blew us away with incredible stories of women championing access to the internet and driving home the need for a free, open and universal web. World Pulse is now excited to announce the launch of the second phase of their campaign on di...

"Keep it open, baby": Building principles for a feminist internet
"Keep it open, baby": Building principles for a feminist internet 22 April 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

APC held a global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in Malaysia to explore and develop the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like. One of the goals of the meeting was to find, within a sex-positive queer framework, an agreement on core feminist principles for a t...

New bill prompts debate on online freedoms and rights for New Zealanders
New bill prompts debate on online freedoms and rights for New Zealanders 22 April 2014 By JL for APCNews

APC welcomes the new Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill proposal launched by Green Party Member of Parliament Gareth Hughes in New Zealand. We believe it adds to the progressive trend to put internet rights at the centre of the political debate and opens the opportunity to address internet freedoms i...

New GenderIT.org edition is out! Back and forth in the advancement of women's rights at CSW58
New GenderIT.org edition is out! Back and forth in the advancement of women's rights at CSW58 GenderIT.org 17 April 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org

This GenderIT.org edition addresses the negotiations and bargaining in agreements during the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) around information and communication technologies and women’s rights, as well as the prospects for 2015, a key year for the women’s movement ...

International civil society coordination meeting for NETmundial
International civil society coordination meeting for NETmundial BestBits 15 April 2014 By BestBits

The meeting, a joint civil society strategy gathering independently organised ahead of NetMundial 2014, will be held in and all day 22 April in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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