Press Releases

21 June 2013
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE _Civil society organisations drafted a declaration on the recent revelations about the surveillance of citizens’ online activity by the government of the United States.
11 June 2013
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Civil society statement to the Human Rights Council: Impact of PRISM/NSA surveillance on human rights 10 June 2013, Geneva, Switzerland – Civil society organisations drafted a declaration on the recent revelations about the surveillance of citizens’ online activity by the government of the United States.
6 June 2013
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ICT policy makers and experts from 35 countries heard here last week that TV broadcasting and broadband can share the same radio spectrum to help address Africa’s connectivity problems.
4 June 2013
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Macedonia is one of many countries where citizens struggle for democracy and against measures to control the media and limit freedom of expression and access to information online and offline.
22 May 2013
In April 2013, the South African government published their proposal for a national broadband policy with the aim of ensuring “universal service and access to reliable, affordable and secure broadband services by all citizens prioritising, rural and under-serviced areas.” The document was open for comments and the Association for Progressive Communications, based on the experience of its South Afr
21 May 2013
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Between 22 April and 3 May 2013, the UN Human Rights Council held the 16th session of its Universal Periodic Review.
16 May 2013
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2013 – Today, APC along with a coalition of organisations representing a diversity of interests have come together from around the world to ask for A Fair Deal on intellectual property (IP) in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
13 March 2013
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Punita, an eighteen-year-old girl from Mumbai, said, “There are some things they don’t teach you about and which you need to find out about. Like one of my friends, for example, did some stuff with her boyfriend and she wanted to know how to use emergency contraception – you know, those ads you see for the i-pill.
15 February 2013
PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [MONTREAL, 15 February 2013] – A new report released today by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) explores the delicate role the internet plays as an enabler to an open and fair society – yet it can also be used to inhibit freedoms, in more oppressive societies.