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Human Rights Council 38th session: Joint end of session statement
Human Rights Council 38th session: Joint end of session statement 06 July 2018 Various

Joint Statement by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project), Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), and International Service for Human Rights (...

Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region
Challenges to civil society participation in internet governance in the MENA region 25 May 2016 Mohammad Tarakiyee

The landscape of internet governance has been rapidly evolving in the decade since the conclusion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis in 2005. The Tunis Agenda for the Information Society not only affirmed the commitment of all involved countries to develop a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented information society, but also proposed a multistakeholder approach to internet governance, a model where management of the internet should involve all stakehol...

Sudan blocks civil society participation in UN-led human rights review
Sudan blocks civil society participation in UN-led human rights review 04 April 2016 Various

The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (UN)-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan, but to human rights standards and the UN Human Rights Council, 36 Sudanese and international groups and seven prominent Sudanese individuals said today...

Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions
Communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Civil society perceptions 04 September 2013 Association for Progressive Communications

This Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) special report by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) collates civil society perceptions of the changes that have taken place in the information and knowledge-sharing society over the last 10 years. Available in English, Spanish and French, it responds to the opportunity provided by the World Summit on the Information Society (WS...

A cyber security agenda for civil society: What is at stake?
A cyber security agenda for civil society: What is at stake? 03 May 2013 Alex Comninos

The security of digital networks and of networked digital information is increasingly important to stakeholders in governments, the private sector and civil society. This paper introduces some important conceptual issues in cybersecurity, investigates some important cybersecurity threats, and provides suggestions on what a civil society approach to cybersecurity should look like.

CIVICUS publishes state of civil society report 2013
CIVICUS publishes state of civil society report 2013 29 April 2013 AG

On Monday April 29th, APC staff Alexandra Groome, Anriette Esterhuysen and Emilar Vushe attended the launch of CIVICUS’s State of Civil Society 2013 report at CIVICUS headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year’s theme, “creating an enabling environment for civil society,” draws on contributions from over 50 experts and documents the experiences of activists an...

Civil society involvement in ICANN: Strengthening future civil society influence in ICANN policymaking
Civil society involvement in ICANN: Strengthening future civil society influence in ICANN policymaking 21 September 2011 Robin Gross

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was established in 1998 by the United States Department of Commerce to oversee a number of internet-related tasks. One of its core duties is to manage the Internet Assigned Names Authority (IANA), which allocates IP addresses to various regional asigning bodies. ICANN occupies a unique role in that it manages a global public resou...

APC chosen once again as eLAC2015 liaison
APC chosen once again as eLAC2015 liaison 03 March 2011 APC

Various social organisations that have been working together since 2005 to shape the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean have once again chosen APC to act as the civil society liaison within the eLAC2015 Plan of Action. Latin American and Caribbean governments in the Third Ministerial Conference on the Information Society approved the plan in November 2010. The eLAC2015 Pla...

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