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Director of APC member Bytes for All – Pakistan recognised in digital advocacy NEW YORK 26 March 2014 By APCNews

APC joins the international community in congratulating member and friend Shahzad Ahmad on his recent Doughty Street Advocacy Award, and is proud to stand with Ahmad in the fight for freedom of expression wherever it is threatened.

Web We Want 2014 small grants: Apply now JOHANNESBURG 26 March 2014 By Web We Want

The Web We Want campaign, which supports global, national, and regional efforts to make the web universal, free, and open, has launched its second round of small grants in two categories: Rapid Response grants (open and rolling) and Web 25 Year of Action grants (deadline: 7 April 2014).

APC commends Brazil's historic step towards a Civil Rights Framework for the Internet
APC commends Brazil's historic step towards a Civil Rights Framework for the Internet 26 March 2014 By APCNews

APC congratulates the Brazilian people on the adoption by the Chamber of Deputies of the Marco Civil da Internet (Civil Rights Framework for the Internet) on 25 March 2014: the outcome of a four-year-long, inclusive consultation process in which civil society played a leading role.

CSW58: Conclusions point to digital gender gap as impediment to exercise of human rights
CSW58: Conclusions point to digital gender gap as impediment to exercise of human rights 25 March 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

The APC Women’s Rights Programme was present at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which took place in New York on 10-21 March 2014. This year’s priority theme was “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and g...

Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter
Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter 21 March 2014 By APCNews

APC expresses concern over the Turkish government’s decision to block access to Twitter in the country. We are particularly concerned in the light of Turkey being the host country of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum, a space that strives for a democratic and inclusive internet.

Online freedoms absent and sexual rights rejected in Nigeria's Universal Periodic Review
Online freedoms absent and sexual rights rejected in Nigeria's Universal Periodic Review 20 March 2014 By Maureen Nwobodo and Shawna Finnegan for APCNews

Civil society groups spoke out today at the Human Rights Council 25th session in Geneva as Nigeria rejects recommendations to ensure the universality of human rights as part of its Universal Periodic Review.

2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference to address freedom of expression and women's human rights online
2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference to address freedom of expression and women's human rights online 20 March 2014 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

The ASEA People’s Forum is holding its first ICTs related workshop co-organised by APC, EROTICS Indonesia, Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc, Myanmar ICT Development organization, and the Foundation for Media Alternatives. It will take place on 22 March in Myanmar, and will addr...

NGOs disappointed by weak promises on human rights in Malaysia
NGOs disappointed by weak promises on human rights in Malaysia COMANGO 20 March 2014 By COMANGO

The UN Human Rights Council officially adopted the outcome report on Malaysia’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) today. “It is disappointing that while Malaysia received the most recommendations regarding the abolition of the death penalty, all such recommendations were rejected,” said a...

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