Press Releases

29 January 2013
The Association for Progressive Communications today released a new resource “Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders.” It is an interactive website publication available online at
13 December 2012
MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [BERLIN and GENEVA, 13 December 2012] – “Like Internet protocols, human rights standards attempt to articulate principles that will apply universally over time, as ideas and conditions evolve,” a new paper argues.
5 November 2012
On 7 November 2012, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos) will launch the 2012 edition of the Global Information Society Watch in Room 9 at 12:30 local time during the second day of the Internet Governance Forum at the Baku Expo Centre, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Prod
28 August 2012
APC PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Association for Progressive Communications calls on ICANN to prioritise human rights when deciding on new top-level domain names MONTREAL, 29 August 2012 – The Association for Progressive Communications, an international network and nonprofit specialised in human rights and the internet, joins the Non Commercial Users Constit
26 August 2012
APC has recently published a new guide for the everyday computer user on how to make more ecological choices when using technology.
23 May 2012
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Centro Internacional de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación para América Latina (CIESPAL) and Radialistas Apasionadas y Apasionados welcome the openness of the government of Ecuador towards exploring the implications of human rights online.
20 April 2012
APC, Istanbul, April 20 2012 – “Online Safety – Ask Me”. This is what the badges say, that an increasing number of women are wearing this week in Istanbul for a high-level International Women’s Forum.
1 March 2012
Geneva: APC welcomes the success of the Human Rights Council expert panel on freedom of expression that took place in Geneva on 29 February as an important step towards promoting and protecting human rights online.
20 February 2012
On 29 February 2012, the Human Rights Council will convene an expert panel in Geneva to discuss the issue of freedom of expression on the internet.
18 January 2012
Today, APC joined dozens of sites and organisations in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) by blacking out. These two bills, if passed, represent an unprecedented threat to the open internet as we know it, with impacts felt far beyond the borders of the United States.