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"We have to gain more ground with human rights advocacy organisations": Interview with WGNRR 03 December 2013 By Florencia Flores for GenderIT.org

On 21 September 2013 the website of the Health Network of Latin American and Caribbean Women was attacked and taken down after the launch of a campaign to legalise abortion. Vanessa Coria Castilla, Director of Programs and Advocacy for the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)...

Urgent appeal against Japan's secret-protection legislation TOKYO 02 December 2013 By JCAFE and JCA-NET

APC members Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE) and Japan Computer Access Network (JCA-NET) are calling the international community to campaign against the State Secret Protection Bill, which is being promoted by Japan’s ruling party and hopes to pass this week, 6 December.

APC denounces arrest of activists in Egypt
APC denounces arrest of activists in Egypt 28 November 2013 By APC for APCNews

Yesterday, Egyptian authorities issued warrants for the arrest of top secular activists who organised demonstrations against a law passed earlier this week by the military-backed government that bans public political gatherings of ten or more people. APC denounces these heavy-handed measures and cal...

Social Media: Ethics and Etiquette
Social Media: Ethics and Etiquette 28 November 2013 By Bytes for All for APCNews

APC member Bytes for All has released “Social Media Ethics and Etiquette,” a booklet (v1.0) as a part of the 2013 Take Back the Tech! campaign. Its a compilation of best practices for social media ethics and etiquette, though rather than an authority on online behaviour, it provides guid...

New criminal code endangers privacy of Ecuadorians
New criminal code endangers privacy of Ecuadorians 26 November 2013 By Valeria Betancourt for APCNews

Article 474 of the new Ecuadorian criminal code legalises systematic surveillance of internet communications, flagrantly violating citizens’ rights to privacy. Valeria Betancourt, APC policy manager, analyses the problematic aspects of the article.

Monitoring internet freedom in New Zealand
Monitoring internet freedom in New Zealand 25 November 2013 By Joy Liddicoat for APCNews

New Zealanders are generally free to express themselves online, while at the same there is a high degree of soft self-censorship. These are some of the findings of a new report produced by APC and funded by InternetNZ.

Digital Empowerment Foundation honoured at ITU Forum for "Wireless for Communities" project
Digital Empowerment Foundation honoured at ITU Forum for "Wireless for Communities" project 20 November 2013 By APCNews

On 19 November, 2013, the Digital Empowerment Foundation was honoured for the Wireless for Communities project at the 2013 ITU Telcom World Forum.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and copyright: Open letter to governments
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and copyright: Open letter to governments 20 November 2013 By Fair Deal Coalition

APC, as a member of the Fair Deal coalition, joins other civil society organisations in their demand for a development-oriented approach to the copyright provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) agreement, an agreement that is being secretly negotiated by countries representing more than 40...

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