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Job opportunity: Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator for the Maghreb-Machrek region 19 February 2014 By SF for APCNews

APC is seeking an outreach and capacity building coordinator to join its policy to coordinate its internet rights networking and capacity-building work with women’s and human rights defenders in the Maghreb-Machrek region.

Drafting an African internet bill of rights JOHANNESBURG 14 February 2014 By AG for APCNews

Civil society activists from sixteen African countries met on 12-13 February 2014 in Johannesburg to begin a dialogue towards the development of an African declaration on internet rights and freedoms.

Allied Media Conference to feature digital, analog security solutions for activists
Allied Media Conference to feature digital, analog security solutions for activists 13 February 2014 By Mallory Knodel for APCNews

The 16th annual Allied Media Conference calls for session proposals until 1 March 2014. APC and partners are curating a programme track on digital security and surveillance for organisers and activists.

Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”
Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back” 11 February 2014 By APC

Internet rights organisations, civil-society groups, authors, and internet users across six continents take to the digital streets to demand an end to mass surveillance on Tuesday, 11 February 2014.

Event to discuss internet policy and trends in intermediary liability in Africa
Event to discuss internet policy and trends in intermediary liability in Africa 06 February 2014 By APCNews

From 10-11 February, APC will host the event “Internet intermediary liability: towards evidence-based policy and regulatory reform to ensure free expression and access to information on the internet” in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC
Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC 05 February 2014

The internet is having a tremendous impact on freedom of expression and other human rights across the African continent, offering social, political and economic opportunities. But as a highly complex and fast-changing environment, the internet also brings with it its own challenges. In Africa, many ...

Côte d'Ivoire starts its transition to digital migration
Côte d'Ivoire starts its transition to digital migration 05 February 2014 By AG for APCNews

African countries are migrating from traditional to digital broadcasting, and APC is currently coordinating a project aimed at involving civil society in the process. Côte d’Ivoire is one of the focal countries of the initiative, and APCNews interviewed the national coordinator for the projec...

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