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Statement on the recent attacks on Black Lives Matter's website
Statement on the recent attacks on Black Lives Matter's website 12 July 2016 Black Lives Matter, eQualit.ie and May First/People Link, Design Action Collective

The official Black Lives Matter website (http://blacklivesmatter.com) has experienced a massive denial of service attack starting this past weekend and continuing at this time. The site remains functional due largely to the protections provided by Deflect, a programme made available by eQualit.ie.

Latin American organisations demand guarantees for the right to freedom of expression
Latin American organisations demand guarantees for the right to freedom of expression 23 December 2015

Organisations defending and promoting the right to freedom of expression in Latin America, deeply concerned at the extent of media concentration in the Latin American region, issue the following declaration.

Stéphane Couture
Stéphane Couture 09 November 2015

Stéphane Couture is an assistant professor in the programme in Communications at Glendon College, York University (Toronto).

Avri Doria
Avri Doria 07 November 2015

Avri Doria is a research consultant with a number of contracts with both NGOs and the technical community.

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.

New Canadian anti-terrorism law: The beginning of the end of the right to privacy?
New Canadian anti-terrorism law: The beginning of the end of the right to privacy? 11 May 2015 Stéphane Couture

On 6 May 2015, the anti-terrorism Bill C-51 was passed by the Canadian Parliament. Launched after the attacks of October 2014 that cost the lives of four people (the attackers and two military personnel), the law grants additional powers to the Canadian spy agency, including conducting disruptive actions.For some observers, this new law is “a version of the US Patriot Act on steroids̶...

New APC member eQualit.ie: “Encryption is your friend”
New APC member eQualit.ie: “Encryption is your friend” 02 December 2014 Karel Novotný

Just last month, the APC network was joined by a new organisation, eQualit.ie. Based in Montreal, the six-person team develops free/libre and open source software that focuses on privacy, online security and information management. Our network coordinator, Karel Novotný interviewed eQualit.ie’s founder and director Dmitri Vitaliev about their expertise in security and interest in partner...

Communications policy in the US from May First/People Link
Communications policy in the US from May First/People Link 27 November 2014 Flavia Fascendini

Association for Progressive Communications (APC) members reflect on the highlights of their work and how membership has supported them.

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...

eQualit.ie
eQualit.ie 17 September 2014

eQualit.ie is a Montréal-based organisation focused on developing and helping others use open, secure and reusable systems. Their work has a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. eQualit.ie's goal is to create accessible technology and improve the skill set needed for defending human rights and freedoms in the digital age. The team has developed tools an...

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