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Reorienting rules for rights: A summary of the report on online content regulation by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression 18 June 2018 APC

Summary of the report on online content regulation by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (A/HRC/38/35).

Cyberwomen: A self-defense guide with gender perspective 19 December 2017 Alma Ugarte Pérez, Hedme Sierra Castro and Indira Cornelio Vidal

Cyberwomen is a self-defense guide with gender perspective aimed at offering learning experiences to women human right defenders that work in high-risk environments.

The impact of the internet on human rights in Africa
The impact of the internet on human rights in Africa 01 September 2017 APC

In parts of Africa, governments have promulgated cybercrime legislation which has been used to prosecute and intimidate citizens for making any critical expression against governing regimes. They are also introducing special legislation that suspends or limits online mobilisation. But the interne...

Human rights and the internet: The key role of national human rights institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age
Human rights and the internet: The key role of national human rights institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age 21 June 2017

What can national human rights institutions (NHRIs) do to uphold and promote internet rights? We extend an invitation to NHRIs to be part of a worldwide movement that seeks to respect, protect and promote human rights in the digital age.

Inter-American Human Rights System instruments and their application to the digital environment: Training module
Inter-American Human Rights System instruments and their application to the digital environment: Training module 09 July 2016 Luis Fernando García

This module for the APC Internet Rights Are Human Rights training curriculum explores the relationship between human rights as understood in the Inter-American Human Rights System and ICTs such as the internet.

A guide to help human rights defenders navigate the Universal Periodic Review
A guide to help human rights defenders navigate the Universal Periodic Review 29 June 2016 Deborah Brown and Sheetal Kumar

The guide is designed to help human rights defenders working on human rights online navigate the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, with resources and case studies of real life advocacy to help inform and structure engagement.

ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit
ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit 05 August 2015 Just Associates (JASS), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Women'sNet, with illustrations by Donovan Ward

This toolkit aims to assist activists to think through their communication strategies in a way that supports movement building. It offers a practical guide to writing a communication strategy and reviews a number of tools (ICTs) and technology-related campaigns which can be used in organising wor...

Digital Security First Aid Kit for Human Rights Defenders (Second edition)
Digital Security First Aid Kit for Human Rights Defenders (Second edition) 31 July 2014 APC

This kit is a contribution from activists for activists to help us be more secure in our digital practices. It’s designed to help activists deal with the most common security issues that might jeopardise the integrity of our devices and communications. Any at-risk user who encounters security-r...

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