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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 and services including Deflect for protecting websites from digital attacks, Censorship.no for ci...

Allied Media Conference to feature digital, analog security solutions for activists
Allied Media Conference to feature digital, analog security solutions for activists 13 February 2014 Mallory Knodel

The 16th annual Allied Media Conference calls for session proposals until 1 March 2014. APC and partners are curating a programme track on digital security and surveillance for organisers and activists.

Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report
Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report 19 September 2013 Shawna Finnegan

Agenda Item 6:/Consideration of UPR reports/Canada Speaker: Shawna Finnegan Thank you Mr. President, The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes Canada’s acceptance of recommendations to expand measures to address violence against Indigenous women and girls, and ensure access to justice, improving the response of law enforcement and justice systems. [1] Despite systemic viole...

Obama, protect whistleblowers and journalists
Obama, protect whistleblowers and journalists 04 August 2013

APC has joined other 150 organisations in their appeal to US President Obama to drop charges against whistleblower Edward Snowden, update the Whistleblower Protection Act and pass a media shield law.

VIDEO: Alfredo López, from MayFirst/People LInk, on how to run a progressive & collaborative ISP
VIDEO: Alfredo López, from MayFirst/People LInk, on how to run a progressive & collaborative ISP 10 June 2013 NY

Alfredo López, founder of APC member May First/People Link (MF/PL), shares his experience running a progressive and collaborative ISP.

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Canada
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Canada 16 October 2012 APC, the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), OpenMedia.ca, TeleCommunities Canada, Alternatives and Web Networks

In July 2012, Canada, along with 84 co-sponsors at the UN Human Rights Council, confirmed the importance of the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet, and in particular, freedom of expression online. This joint submission follows up on recommendations made in the first Canadian UPR and covers the following topics: - Public oversight and transparency in the context...

Open source software an important political tool, says MayFirst/People Link
Open source software an important political tool, says MayFirst/People Link 03 October 2012

APCNews speaks to Jamie McClellan, director of member organisation May First/People Link about the political importance of using free and open source software.    

Internet rights, open spectrum and online security at the 2012 Allied Media Conference
Internet rights, open spectrum and online security at the 2012 Allied Media Conference 11 July 2012 Shawna Finnegan

Open Spectrum at AMC 2012 As governments and non-state actors find ways to restrict access to internet content and wireless connections to serve their own purposes, there is growing support for a human rights based approach to information and communication technology, and particularly the internet.

Surveilling CISPA
Surveilling CISPA 24 April 2012 FD

Surveilling CISPA: CC licence DonkeyHoteyI wrote a story about surveillance efforts by the UK authorities lately. It seems that snooping communications (emails, text messaging, etc) is in vogue.

Why the Stop Online Piracy Act might pass -- and why it shouldn't
Why the Stop Online Piracy Act might pass -- and why it shouldn't 15 December 2011 GJ

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is being debated in the US House of Representatives today. Wildly unpopular, this bill is the latest in a series of extreme and reactionary legislation that seek a heavy-handed approach to dealing with copyright infringement online. If passed, SOPA would grant broad powers to censor and restrict content on the Internet.

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