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Jordan, “Silicon Wadi,” censors 304 websites under new media law 24 July 2013 By Nadine Moawad for APCNews

Image: 7iber.com Since 2010, the Jordanian government has initiated a number of attempts to regulate and licence online “news websites,” a vague term that includes any site publicly reporting and commenting on current affairs both international and domestic. The government, in various statements...

Coalition launches alternative to secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership MONTREAL 24 July 2013 By Mallory Knodel for APCNews

July 25th is #orangeday: Take action for safer online spaces for women and girls
July 25th is #orangeday: Take action for safer online spaces for women and girls 23 July 2013 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

What is #orangeday? The Secretary-General’s "UNiTE to End Violence against Women" campaign proclaimed on the 25th of every month as Orange Day to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls. Under the heading "Safe spaces for women and girls," this year the...

Facebook's secret censorship deal with the Pakistan government - an open letter
Facebook's secret censorship deal with the Pakistan government - an open letter 18 July 2013 By Shahzad Ahmad for Bytes For All Pakistan

Human rights watchdog just doing its job
Human rights watchdog just doing its job 17 July 2013 By Joy Liddicoat for APCNews

Last Friday the Prime Minister called the Human Rights Commission “tardy” for sending a report on the Government Communications Security Bureau Bill just a few days after submissions on the Bill had closed and seemed to make thinly veiled threats to the Commission’s funding. In fact, the repor...

Gender-based violence in Congo-Brazzaville: APC News interviews Sylvie Niombo
Gender-based violence in Congo-Brazzaville: APC News interviews Sylvie Niombo 15 July 2013 By APC Nouvelles

The Republic of Congo committed to eradicating gender-based violence by signing the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR). There are various laws and regulations: the Penal...