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The Gambia YMCA, APC's newest member: "Our people have yet to move away from fear" 31 July 2018 By APCNews

The Gambia YMCA Computer Training Centre was created in 1995 with the goal "to train youths, mainly girls, on computer literacy proficiency in application software." Since then it has become a leader in The Gambia in offering ICT classes, consultancy, research on ICT, and customised ICT trainin...

Community Networks and Local Access Monthly Newsletter - Number 8 26 July 2018 By APCNews

Welcome to the eighth monthly round-up of developments impacting your local access networks.

Collective power at the UN: Women activists demand to be heard
Collective power at the UN: Women activists demand to be heard 26 July 2018 By Just Associates

From indigenous leaders protecting their land to women of colour organising for racial justice, activists from 18 different countries bring deep knowledge of the struggle for justice and their own experiences creating strategies for protection in hostile contexts.

HRC38: Valuable outcomes and advances around internet rights, despite challenges
HRC38: Valuable outcomes and advances around internet rights, despite challenges 25 July 2018 By Deborah Brown, with collaboration from Sidra Rizvi

The 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council reflected growth in the Council’s understanding of the scope of internet-related human rights and the outcomes were valuable overall and will contribute to the advancement of norms concerning internet rights, despite challenges to progressive initiat...

Concern on the growing trend of stringent regulation of the internet in East African states
Concern on the growing trend of stringent regulation of the internet in East African states African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights 24 July 2018 By African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights expresses concern over the growing trend of states in East Africa adopting stringent regulation measures for the internet and internet platforms.

Ang Pangako: Mapping extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
Ang Pangako: Mapping extrajudicial killings in the Philippines 20 July 2018 By APC for Foundation for Media Alternatives

The website, created by APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA), is a repository which maps the aftereffects of President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs.

7amleh, APC member in Palestine and Israel: The new Israeli Cyber Law paves the way for unlawful hacking and digital rights violations
7amleh, APC member in Palestine and Israel: The new Israeli Cyber Law paves the way for unlawful hacking and digital rights violations 12 July 2018 By 7amleh- Arab Center for Social Media Advancement

7amleh – The Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement warns of the risks and dangers that emanate from the newly proposed Cyber Security and National Cyber Directorate Bill in Israel. 

Content regulation: State responses to report on freedom of opinion and expression
Content regulation: State responses to report on freedom of opinion and expression 11 July 2018 By Sidra Rizvi for APCNews

The Special Rapporteur on on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, presented his report on content regulation in the digital age to the Human Rights Council on 19 June.

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