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Call for applicants: Take Back the Tech! global campaign coordinator 06 September 2013 By APC

Update: The deadline for submitting an application has passed. We are no longer reviewing applications. Thanks to all who applied! The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is a global network of civil society organisations whose mission is to empower and support organisations, social mov...

Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability
Paradigm Initiative for Nigeria and APC raise awareness in Nigeria on internet intermediary liability 05 September 2013 By Maureen Nwobodo for APCNews

With the recent plans of the Nigerian legislature to introduce liability to internet intermediaries in the country, there is a strong need to create awareness amongst its citizens. To shed light on this matter, Maureen Nwobodo, APC’s Google Policy Fellow, interviews Mr. Gbenga Sesan, the Execu...

Lavabit shuts up shop to avoid ‘big brother’ encroachments
Lavabit shuts up shop to avoid ‘big brother’ encroachments 05 September 2013 By Phil Mincher for APCNews

A pervasive new trend is governments forcing internet service providers to be complicit in invasions of their citizens’ privacy. This development has affected some email providers and other internet intermediaries so much that they have opted to shut down operations before “big brother’...

"I did nothing about it." Lessons on tech-related VAW in the Philippines
"I did nothing about it." Lessons on tech-related VAW in the Philippines 04 September 2013 By Foundation for Media Alternatives for APCNews

Since the highly celebrated sex video scandal of a local television and movie actress with a doctor in the Philippines made it to the headlines, a few more similar cases were reported in media. Just recently, another local celebrity couple figured in a sex video scandal. The hard drive of the comput...

Latin America debates internet governance: APC at the LAC IGF regional preparatory meeting
Latin America debates internet governance: APC at the LAC IGF regional preparatory meeting 04 September 2013 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

The Argentinian city of Córdoba hosted this year’s regional preparatory meeting for the Latin America and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum. APC was an organisers of the event with Lacnic, Ageia Densi, Internet Society, ICANN, NIC.br, CGI.br and Google, and also provided comprehensive news cove...

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013 By Mallory Knodel for APCNews

This GISWatch special report collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years, capturing the kinds of shifts that have been experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced w...