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End violence: Most significant change story from Kenya 24 July 2014 By International Association of Women in Radio and Television for APCNews

The APC “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project is changing women’s lives. This week, the project partner in Kenya, IAWRT, shares the stories of women whose organisations were strengthened in a sustainable way to address technology-related violence against women afte...

Take Back the Tech! campaign starts targeting Facebook, Twitter and YouTube 21 July 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for Take Back the Tech!

What are you doing about violence against women? That’s what we are asking Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We invite users to join the campaign beginning 21 July to demand answers and action.

Deborah Brown joins APC's policy programme
Deborah Brown joins APC's policy programme 21 July 2014 By ET for APCNews

In June 2014, Deborah Brown joined APC as a senior project coordinator focusing on internet rights advocacy and fostering good internet governance. In this interview, she shares her views on why she joined APC and what she hopes to achieve.

Historic report connects our rights and upholds the right to privacy in the digital age
Historic report connects our rights and upholds the right to privacy in the digital age 17 July 2014 By APCNews

APC welcomes the groundbreaking report “The right to privacy in the digital age”, released yesterday by Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The report affirms that the international human rights framework for the promotion and protection of the right to pr...

Internet and Human Rights Concerns needed in the Fortaleza Declaration of Sixth BRICS Summit
Internet and Human Rights Concerns needed in the Fortaleza Declaration of Sixth BRICS Summit 14 July 2014 By APCNews

APC and other civil society organizations believe that the internet is a global resource enabling human rights and development and should be managed in the public interest. A joint statement by APC and partners calls on BRICS governments (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to ensure that...

APC and IFLA workshop on public access at the African Internet Governance Forum
APC and IFLA workshop on public access at the African Internet Governance Forum 08 July 2014 By APCNews

Later this week at the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Nigeria, the APC and International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) will advocate information and communications technologies (ICTs) as a means to access information, build knowledge and foster development. According to the l...

APC welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on human rights and the internet
APC welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on human rights and the internet 01 July 2014 By APC for APCNews

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet. Adopted by consensus by 82 member states, the resolution affirms that the same rights people enjoy offline apply online...

UN encourages community responses to online hatred in new report
UN encourages community responses to online hatred in new report 27 June 2014 By APCNews

A new UN report discussed in Geneva on 25 June 2014, cites the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan as leaders in working to protect freedom of expression online, strengthen the digital security of human rights defenders and end gender-based violence onl...

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