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Administrative and finance assistant - Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: CHALLENGE project in Asia
Administrative and finance assistant - Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: CHALLENGE project in Asia 29 January 2019

APC is looking for an administrative and finance assistant for a new three-year project in Asia, “Protecting and promoting freedom of religion and expression online: Challenging hate narratives and violations of freedom of regional and expression online in Asia” (CHALLENGE). Who we are looking for: You are an experienced project manager with an interest and expertise in administrative and financial management. You share a commitment to APC's mission and core values and have a commitment t...

Media Matters for Democracy: Challenges to media and digital freedoms
Media Matters for Democracy: Challenges to media and digital freedoms 18 March 2019 Salwa Rana, Talal Raza and Waqas Naeem for Media Matters for Democracy

Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) launched its annual publication assessing the challenges to media and digital freedoms during the year 2018. The report touches upon various issues including violent and regulatory  actions against the media, online censorship,  right to information regime, disinformation, internet disconnections, data protection and legislative developments related to the cyberspace. Read the full publication on Digital Rights Monitor Pakistan or downloa...

"Are You Ready?": New film explores how Myanmar's Article 66(D) affects freedom of expression
"Are You Ready?": New film explores how Myanmar's Article 66(D) affects freedom of expression 14 March 2019 APCNews

Article 66(D) of Myanmar's 2013 Telecommunications Law, which provides for up to three years in prison for “extorting, coercing, restraining wrongfully, defaming, disturbing, causing undue influence or threatening any person using a telecommunications network,” has had a dramatic impact on free speech in the country. The law is frequently used to silence dissent, and with more tha...

Free To Be Mobile: Ensuring that women, girls, queer and trans persons can inhabit digital spaces freely and fearlessly
Free To Be Mobile: Ensuring that women, girls, queer and trans persons can inhabit digital spaces freely and fearlessly 11 March 2019

What do we talk about when we talk about technology-enabled violence? We mostly talk about online violence, or violence on the internet. But that's only part of the story. Another part of the story - one we talk or think about much less - goes beyond the online to the digital. APC member Point of View launches Free To Be Mobile, a publication that features ten stories of teenagers, women, trans...

Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives
Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives 11 March 2019

The initiative “Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives” is a project being implemented by APC in partnership with Rhizomatica that aims to directly support the development of community networks, with funds from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). This project builds on APC’s existing lo...

Free To Be Mobile: New publication from Point of View
Free To Be Mobile: New publication from Point of View 08 March 2019 Point of View

Point of View, an APC member organisation in India, celebrated International Women's Day on 8 March with the launch of its newest publication, Free To Be Mobile, as part of its mission to ensure that women, girls, queer and trans persons can inhabit digital spaces freely – and fearlessly. The introduction begins with the question, "What do we talk about when we talk about technology-enab...

HRC40: Oral statement on freedom of religion and expression online
HRC40: Oral statement on freedom of religion and expression online 05 March 2019 APC

UN Human Rights Council 40th Session 5 March 2019 Speaker: Gayatri Khandhadai Thank you, Mr. President. The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of religion or belief, which yet again emphasises the interrelatedness and mutually reinforcing nature of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of religion or belief....

Use of social media in Manipur: Women lag behind in technological advancement
Use of social media in Manipur: Women lag behind in technological advancement 28 February 2019 Ninglun Hanghal for GenderIT.org

The headline in a media report of 23 March 2017 says “BJP’s social media campaign in Manipur was a hit”. According to the report, the Bharatya Janata Party (BJP) kicked off a high-pitched social media campaign in Manipur on more than 100 WhatsApp groups, a number of Facebook pages, Twitter handles and Twitter channels. This proves to be true considering the result. Comparatively, in the 2...

Jinbonet, 20 years defending internet rights in Korea
Jinbonet, 20 years defending internet rights in Korea 20 February 2019 APCNews

"For the last 20 years, Jinbonet has been a consistent and courageous voice in resisting state regulation of the internet that violates people's rights in Korea." These are the words of APC's executive director, Chat Garcia Ramilo, in honour of one of APC's oldest members, which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet ("Jinbo" means "progressive" i...

Localising the Feminist Principles of the Internet in the Philippines with the Foundation for Media Alternatives
Localising the Feminist Principles of the Internet in the Philippines with the Foundation for Media Alternatives 18 February 2019 Take Back the Tech!

For this year’s Take Back the Tech!, Philippines-based APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) spotlighted the work of local activists on social media, ran workshops with university students and participated in a radio show, among other activities, to bring attention to the problem of online gender-based violence (GBV). FMA shared  some campaign highlights with ...

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