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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).

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

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 individuals worldwide.

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

APC joins open letter by 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.

Exploring technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Exploring technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina 02 September 2015

We’re back with the third in a series of seven mini-editions highlighting the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Using the voices and stories of three women survivors and research led by civil society organisation One World Platform for Southeast Europe, this edition explores various facets of technology-related violence against women in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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 Tunis

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.

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.

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

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.

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

As part of our mission to empower people’s use of ICTs for social justice, APC is working with partners and members to ensure HRDs in the Maghreb-Machrek region have the tools and knowledge to operate securely online. To build a culture of online human rights and digital security, HRDs will also be encouraged to engage with existing human rights mechanisms (such as the UN Universal Periodical...

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