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Rolf Kleef
Rolf Kleef 09 November 2015

Consultant IATI and open data

William J. Drake
William J. Drake 09 November 2015

International Fellow and Lecturer in the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich, faculty member of the European and South schools on Internet governance, and Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University.  He has been heavily involved in various capacities in the ICANN, IGF, and other international institutions and related civil society coalitions. Read his bio here and his publications here.

Bosnia and Herzegovina join global internet governance landscape
Bosnia and Herzegovina join global internet governance landscape 08 October 2015 Aida Mahmutović for OWPSEE

It might be the 10th global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) happening in Brazil in November 2015, but a small country in the heart of Europe – Bosnia and Herzegovina – just joined the global internet governance landscape on 1 October 2015 with its first national IGF (#BHIGF). Different stakeholder groups and individuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina are active in their own fields of expertise, ...

APC joins civil rights groups against Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France
APC joins civil rights groups against Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France 05 October 2015

Hisham Almiraat / Global Voices Online / Flickr via Creative Commons APC joins civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France. We urge the French Parliament to reject it and protect the rights of individuals all around the world. The bill fails to defend and protect the right to privacy of individuals worldwide. Read the letter –

Open letter sent by civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France
Open letter sent by civil rights groups worldwide against the Surveillance Bill to be adopted in France 05 October 2015

Dear Member of the Assemblée Nationale, The undersigned civil and human rights organisations call on French parliamentarians to reject the draft law on surveillance measures for international electronic communications (Proposition de loi relative aux mesures de surveillance des communications électroniques internationales). The bill fails to defend and protect the right to privacy of individu...

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 int...

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...

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...

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