Statements and submissions

On the attacks of the Temer government against the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil
On the attacks of the Temer government against the Internet Steering Committee in Brazil 11 August 2017 Brazil Coalition on Network Rights

After the recent events affecting the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) and the rights of internet users in Brazil, we express solidarity with the Brazilian people in general and in particular with our friends and colleagues, including APC organisational member Nupef, the CGI.br, and the many Brazilian civil society organisations we work with. Today we want to share this statement on the attacks of the Temer government against the Internet Steering Committee in Bra...

APC input on Proposed Interim Models for Compliance with ICANN Agreements and Policies in Relation to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation
APC input on Proposed Interim Models for Compliance with ICANN Agreements and Policies in Relation to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation 30 January 2018 APC

APC welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on the Proposed Interim Models for Compliance with ICANN Agreements and Policies in Relation to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Open letter from Latin American and Caribbean civil society representatives on the concerns about the discourse around fake news and elections
Open letter from Latin American and Caribbean civil society representatives on the concerns about the discourse around fake news and elections 17 January 2018

In the context of the Internet Governance Forum 2017 and growing international debates about the so called “fake news”, the undersigned organizations would like to express strong concerns about possible paths that the framing of the issue is taking.

APC response to the ITU Council Working Group-Internet Open Consultation on Bridging the Digital Gender Divide
APC response to the ITU Council Working Group-Internet Open Consultation on Bridging the Digital Gender Divide 08 January 2018 APC

APC welcomes this opportunity to contribute to the work of the ITU Council Working Group-Internet (CWG-I) Open Consultation on Bridging the Digital Gender Divide.

APC Priorities for the 12th Internet Governance Forum
APC Priorities for the 12th Internet Governance Forum 14 December 2017

These are APC's priorities for the 12th Internet Governance Forum, Geneva, 2017.

APC condemns restrictions on civil society at WTO summit, calls on Argentine government to facilitate NGO participation
APC condemns restrictions on civil society at WTO summit, calls on Argentine government to facilitate NGO participation 07 December 2017

Sixty-three civil society experts ― trade unionists, development advocates, digital rights activists, environmentalists, and others ―  had their accreditation rescinded and are prevented from attending the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference taking place on 10-13 December in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This decision by the Argentine government is unprecedented in the his...

Just Net Coalition: A call for openness and transparency in rulemaking for the internet
Just Net Coalition: A call for openness and transparency in rulemaking for the internet 05 December 2017 Just Net Coalition

We call on the internet community to invite national governments to refrain from discussing internet-related matters in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Global Conference on Cyberspace 2017: Civil society messages
Global Conference on Cyberspace 2017: Civil society messages 24 November 2017 Civil society organisations and individuals

A free, open and secure cyberspace underpinned by human rights and democratic values is a prerequisite to socio-economic development. To this end, we must recognise that people are at the center of all technological advancements and therefore policies that seek to regulate technologies should be people-centric and ultimately aid in the development of human beings to the best of their abilities.

APC's letter in support of human rights activist Chelsea Manning after she was turned away at the Canadian border
APC's letter in support of human rights activist Chelsea Manning after she was turned away at the Canadian border 23 October 2017 APC

Over 40 prominent civil society organisations, elected officials, university professors and professionals have sent letters in support of human rights activist Chelsea Manning, who was recently turned away at the Canadian border. This is the letter sent by APC and North American members LaborNet and May First/People Link calling on the Canadian government to reverse its decision to bar Ms. Mann...

Bangladesh: Joint submission on freedom of speech, expression and thought under the Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review
Bangladesh: Joint submission on freedom of speech, expression and thought under the Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review 17 October 2017 Sultana Kamal (CSA) and Gayatri Khandhadai (APC)

This joint submission was prepared after extensive consultations and closed group meetings with civil society organisations, the media and the academic community in Bangladesh, in addition to extensive monitoring and desk review.