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APC at ICT and Development Conference 2013 CAPE TOWN 05 December 2013 By AG for APCNews

The sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development will take place from 7-10 December in Cape Town, South Africa. APC members, members and partners will be attending. Find out more about our activities.

Committee of UN General Assembly passes resolution on right to privacy NEW YORK 05 December 2013 By AL for APCNews

On 26 November, a committee of the UN General Assembly passed a resolution on “privacy in the digital age,” which is already being used by human rights advocates to promote better legislation.

Security in a box: Africa survey
Security in a box: Africa survey 03 December 2013 By APCNews

Tactical Tech have begun a process of creating “context guides” which make the guide more accessible for certain communities at risk. The idea of this survey is to help create and improve a guide for LGBTI activists from Africa, which would help communities understand the need for healthy digita...

"If we don't stop these attacks, we run the risk of being left without a voice": Interview with RSMLAC
"If we don't stop these attacks, we run the risk of being left without a voice": Interview with RSMLAC 03 December 2013 By Florencia Flores for GenderIT.org

The attack on the website of Health Network of Latin American and Caribbean Women (RSMLAC in Spanish) confirms that we need to constantly defend the rights of women. Here, in a special interview for GenderIT.org, we talk with Sandra Castañeda Martínez, general coordinator of the RSMLAC, who helps ...

"We have to gain more ground with human rights advocacy organisations": Interview with WGNRR
"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
Urgent appeal against Japan's secret-protection legislation JCAFE and JCA-NET 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...

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