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One World Platform: Internet rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina
One World Platform: Internet rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 August 2015 APC

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunisia. All LASIR partners are strong local organisations, with ongoing work on internet rights. They are developing, together with APC, integrated strategies of policy research, con...

APC Statement of Solidarity with Netzpolitik Journalists
APC Statement of Solidarity with Netzpolitik Journalists 04 August 2015

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) decries the now suspended treason investigation into Netzpolitik journalists Markus Beckedahl and Andre Meister. This investigation is an attack on press freedom and undermines the important role of the press in exposing surveillance practices by governments. Whistleblowers and the journalists they work with reveal information relevant to the public interest. They need protection, not prosecution for treason. APC has highlighted the importa...

The Istanbul Convention brings the most complex view on the issue of violence against women
The Istanbul Convention brings the most complex view on the issue of violence against women 20 July 2015 Michaela Svatošová

The Istanbul Convention is a legal document that was presented by the Council of Europe in 2011. The convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence came into force in 2014 and was ratified by 18 member states and signed by 19 thus far. However EU countries such as the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Ireland are still not on the list. The Czech government argues...

APC and Web We Want launch open call for grant proposals
APC and Web We Want launch open call for grant proposals 21 May 2015

Source: Web We Want APC is happy to announce that we are partnering with The Web We Want to launch an open call for grant proposals. A limited number of grants will be offered to projects that support local campaign efforts to promote a free and open Web. We are accepting grant proposals from projects that are working to bridge the divide between technical communities and traditional human rig...

Building a culture of online human rights and digital security in the Maghreb-Machrek region
Building a culture of online human rights and digital security in the Maghreb-Machrek region 24 October 2014

Human rights defenders (HRDs) in the Maghreb-Machrek region face various obstacles and threats, both online and offline. These can range from highly restrictive laws that limit their freedom of expression and freedom of assembly online, to targeted and mass surveillance by repressive regimes, and even threats and attacks by violent non-state actors. As part of our mission to empower people’s ...

APC at IGF 2014: Güneş Tavmen on communications regulation in Turkey
APC at IGF 2014: Güneş Tavmen on communications regulation in Turkey 20 October 2014 ET

In 2013, Turkey attracted international media attention as the government introduced unprecedented communications surveillance regulations and internet restrictions, especially around the use of social media. Güneş Tavmen is the author of the Global Information Society Watch Special Report on Turkey, launched at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014. APC’...

Violence against women and ICT in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A tricky place between raising awareness and lobbying for laws
Violence against women and ICT in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A tricky place between raising awareness and lobbying for laws 16 October 2014 Belma Kučukalić

Our ambitious journey with our first Take Back the Tech! this year started on a really good note – media response. For years now, the topic of violence against women that is happening through ICTs has not been “attractive” enough for our local media. Even with the rise of the number of mapped cases and educational trainings held, they simply did not seem to care enough to publish our case...

Internet censorship, surveillance in Turkey tightens days after IGF concludes in Istanbul
Internet censorship, surveillance in Turkey tightens days after IGF concludes in Istanbul 16 September 2014 ET

APC condemns new regulatory powers to block websites and gather user data The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) strongly condemns the Turkish government for amending a law that tightens internet censorship. The law, which now grants the Telecommunications Directorate (TIB) extensive powers to block access to websites without a court order, comes on the heels of the Internet Gover...

Pangea celebra su 20 aniversario en noviembre de 2013
Pangea celebra su 20 aniversario en noviembre de 2013 15 September 2014 Pangea

El equipo de Pangea forma parte de APC desde sus comienzos, ya que comparten valores y un camino a seguir. Foto: Pangea. Hace 20 años que Pangea se dedica a acercarle internet y todas sus posibilidades a los movimientos y organizaciones sociales, promoviendo el uso estratégico de las redes de comunicación y las TIC para contribuir al desarrollo y la justicia social. A través de los años, P...

Pangea celebrates its 20th anniversary in November 2013
Pangea celebrates its 20th anniversary in November 2013 15 September 2014 Pangea

From the very beginning, the Pangea team has been part of APC, sharing its values and its path. Photo: PangeaFor 20 years, Pangea has worked to bring the internet and all of its possibilities to social movements and organisations, promoting the strategic use of communications networks and ICTs to contribute to development and social justice. Over the years, Pangea has undergone numerous change...

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