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Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions Montréal 04 September 2013 By Mallory Knodel for APCNews

This GISWatch special report collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last ten years, capturing the kinds of shifts that have been experienced by communications activists and stakeholders in a rich and nuanced w...

Bangladesh: Proposed legislative amendments violate human rights Bangladesh 30 August 2013 By VOICE

VOICE, an APC member in Bangladesh, denounces new legislation that will increase punishment for destroying computer data with malicious intent, transferring data without proper authority, hacking, and releasing vulgar and defaming information, thereby seriously endangering citizens’ right to priva...

Small grants for activism and advocacy
Small grants for activism and advocacy Web We Want 30 August 2013 By Web We Want

The Web We Want, a global campaign of which APC is part, has announced a round of small grants for 2013. The categories currently available are rapid response, surveillance action research, and capacity-building and outreach. The first deadline is September 9, and applications from non-profit groups...

Take action! Dangerous threats to freedom of expression and information in Macedonia
Take action! Dangerous threats to freedom of expression and information in Macedonia 29 August 2013 By AL for APCNews

The government of Macedonia is proposing two media bills that, if approved, will severely impact Macedonians’ freedom of information and freedom of expression. Take action and ask the Minister of Information Society and Administration to reconsider the bills.

PRESS RELEASE: Civil society coalition urges the US government to respect and promote the human rights of non-US persons
PRESS RELEASE: Civil society coalition urges the US government to respect and promote the human rights of non-US persons 29 August 2013 By AL for APCNews

APC and other civil society organisations that are part of the Best Bits coalition have submitted a comment to the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, to denounce the different treatment that the United States gives to non-U.S. persons, who are excluded from existing protections against ...

Internet Intermediary Liability in Nigeria: New legislation threatens internet freedom
Internet Intermediary Liability in Nigeria: New legislation threatens internet freedom 26 August 2013 By Maureen Nwobodo for APCNews

Maureen Nwobodo, a Google policy fellow supporting APC’s work on intermediary liabilities from Nigeria, analyses how new legislation is using the private sector to police the flow of information online.

Down with misogyny! Women empowered in safe online communications
Down with misogyny! Women empowered in safe online communications 22 August 2013 By Flavia Fascendini for APCNews

One of the outcomes of APC’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” is to strengthen in a sustainable way the institutional capacity of women’s rights organisations to address technology related VAW. As part of this work, between January and August 2013 over 100 women’s...

For us, free software is not just about software
For us, free software is not just about software 20 August 2013 By AG for APCNews

The APC network is enthusiastic about its newest member from India, SPACE Kerala. SPACE’s membership comes at a critical time when APC has renewed its commitment to implementing and promoting the use of Transformative Technologies. To mark this occasion and introduce SPACE, APCNews interviewed...

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