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EROTICS Global Survey 2017: Sexuality, rights and internet regulations
EROTICS Global Survey 2017: Sexuality, rights and internet regulations 19 December 2017 Mariana Palumbo and Del na Schenone Sienra

To assess the scope of this impact on sexual rights advocacy, the EROTICS team designed and applied a global survey with two primary objectives. One was to map how sexual rights activists (on a variety of issues and from different countries) use the internet to advance their work. The other objective was to document and provide insights on the types of risks, harassment, content regulation or censorship they deal with, and how they respond to them. That is, what gender and sexuality-related o...

APC members in 2016: Third edition of Latin America in a Glimpse
APC members in 2016: Third edition of Latin America in a Glimpse 26 October 2017 Derechos Digitales

In December 2016, for the third consecutive year, Derechos Digitales joined with Coding Rights, IFEX and APC to launch Latin America in a Glimpse, a summary of the most relevant developments with regard to human rights and the internet in Latin America during the previous year.

APC members in 2016: Scale-up grant will enhance connectivity geared to needs of communities
APC members in 2016: Scale-up grant will enhance connectivity geared to needs of communities 25 October 2017 AlterMundi

AlterMundi‘s most significant achievement in 2016 was obtaining a scale-up grant from the Regional Fund for Digital Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (FRIDA) for the LibreRouter project.

APC members in 2016: Putting information in the hands of the rural population
APC members in 2016: Putting information in the hands of the rural population 25 October 2017 Digital Empowerment Foundation

As much as 67% of India’s population lives in rural India. This population is largely dependent on government services for some of their most basic needs and livelihoods. Realising the need to serve India’s rural, remote and marginalised population with relevant information about governments services, schemes and entitlements in a timely manner, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF...

APC members in 2016: Out of sight
APC members in 2016: Out of sight 25 October 2017 Point of View

Sometimes, a tweak to technology can open your eyes. To what you never saw. So in October 2016, when the Mumbai International Film Festival invited Point of View to collaborate, we suggested a special screening: for those without sight.

APC members in 2016: Empowering women and girls through ICT
APC members in 2016: Empowering women and girls through ICT 25 October 2017 APC

With the support of an APC member project grant, Colnodo developed a new app, PiensaEnTIC, which uses interactive learning activities to raise young women’s awareness of digital security and their internet rights. The app has been downloaded over 600 times.

APC members in 2016: Do-it-yourself connectivity for rural communities
APC members in 2016: Do-it-yourself connectivity for rural communities 25 October 2017 Zenzeleni Networks

Zenzeleni Networks in Mankosi has finally managed to connect its networks to a cheaper, faster and more reliable internet option.

APC members in 2016: Building skills to demand government transparency
APC members in 2016: Building skills to demand government transparency 25 October 2017 Asociación Trinidad

Among the highlights of Asociación Trinidad’s work in 2016 were the activities undertaken as part of its ongoing project Mirá: Observatorio Ciudadano, a citizens’ observatory to ensure the effective implementation of Law 5.282/14 on access to public information and government transparency in the Municipality of Asunción, Paraguay.

APC members in 2016: Ambassadors for better, faster internet
APC members in 2016: Ambassadors for better, faster internet 25 October 2017 PROTEGE-QV

In December 2016, with the support of an APC member small grant, PROTEGE-QV held a workshop to investigate the reasons behind the relatively poor access to and quality of the internet in Cameroon.

Perspectives on universal free access to online information in South Africa: Free public Wi-Fi and zero-rated content
Perspectives on universal free access to online information in South Africa: Free public Wi-Fi and zero-rated content 27 September 2017 This paper was prepared for APC by Applied Law & Technology Ltd, in collaboration with the South African National Editors’ Forum, Media Monitoring Africa, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau of South Africa

The purpose of this issue paper is to examine the background and legal framework that support a right to universal free access to online information, with a specific focus on the South African context.