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Okvir and Foundation OneWorldSEE: We all have Responsibilities in the Fight for Freedom 21 October 2013 By Dejan Georgievski for OneWorldSEE

On 11 October 2013, the press conference organised by the Okvir Association and the APC member Foundation OneWorld Platform for Southeast Europe to mark the International Coming Out Day was forcefully interrupted by a group of young men. However, the fight for freedom, security, visibility and right...

Book launch: Global Information Society Watch 2013 BALI 20 October 2013 By APCNews

The launch of the 2013 edition of GISWatch will take place on October 23 at the eight IGF in Bali. This year’s edition explores how the internet and ICTs have extended the public sphere, thereby creating new opportunities and freedoms for women as well as the threats to their freedoms.

GenderIT.org at the eighth IGF: Support the women who support a free internet!
GenderIT.org at the eighth IGF: Support the women who support a free internet! 18 October 2013 By Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org

The theme for this year’s IGF is “Building Bridges – Enhancing Multi-stakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development.” The GenderIT.org team will be working on- and off-site to bring everything related to gender and ICT policy from the gender peripheries at the IGF. And we inv...

Activists share best practices in cybersecurity at the 2013 Internet Governance Forum
Activists share best practices in cybersecurity at the 2013 Internet Governance Forum 17 October 2013 By Mallory Knodel for APCNews

We see from the headlines that the security of digital networks and information is becoming increasingly important. To shed light on the practical steps that members of civil society can take to protect themselves and their activism, APC and Tactical Tech are hosting a peer-learning session called a...

APC's priorities for the eighth IGF
APC's priorities for the eighth IGF 15 October 2013 By APCNews

This document presents an overview of the main themes around which the IGF is structured from a civil society perspective. It is a great introduction for people who are new to the IGF process, as well as a useful compass for those already familiar with it.

APC at the eighth Internet Governance Forum in Bali
APC at the eighth Internet Governance Forum in Bali 15 October 2013 By APCNews

APC members and staff will be participating at this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia, from 22-25 October 2013. In this page we’ve complied some key resources, as well as information on the events that we’ll be hosting and co-organising.

WHRD IC condemns systematic digital harassment of LACWHN
WHRD IC condemns systematic digital harassment of LACWHN 14 October 2013 By Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition for APCNews

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) expresses its deep concern at the recent hacking of the website of the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Health Network’s (LACWHN). The attack is emblematic of the serious threat that online harassment presents to sexual and repr...

African leaders reaffirm commitment to internet access amid blackout in Sudan
African leaders reaffirm commitment to internet access amid blackout in Sudan 10 October 2013 By AG for APCNews

Sudan experienced a massive internet outage on 25 September 2013 in addition to a violent crackdown on protests over fuel subsidy cuts by the Sudanese government. Evidence suggests that the connectivity blackout was not a catastrophic technical failure, but rather an intentional act to disconnect ci...

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