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Fifth African School on Internet Governance to take place in Egypt
Fifth African School on Internet Governance to take place in Egypt 23 November 2017

Capacity building on internet governance in Africa will take another step forward with the fifth annual African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG 2017), taking place on 28 November to 2 December 2017 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. The school, organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), received an overwhelming response to its call for applications this year, which was launched shortly after AfriSIG received a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prize as an o...

#FreeAlaa
#FreeAlaa 27 October 2015 APC

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#UPR20: Egypt, Iraq should revise laws violating human rights
#UPR20: Egypt, Iraq should revise laws violating human rights 18 November 2014 Shawna Finnegan

“Repeal or amend without delay the Assembly Law of November 2013,” Turkey recommended to Egypt at its Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 5 November 2014. Turkey was joined by more than 10 member states recommending that Egypt revise Act No. 107/2013 on the Right to Public Meetings and Peaceful Assemblies, which is responsible for the ongoing detention of ...

APC condemns arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders in Egypt
APC condemns arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders in Egypt 25 June 2014 Association for Progressive Communication

APC condemns arbitrary detention of women human rights defenders in Egypt (25 June 2014) APC denounces the arrests of 23 protestors and human rights defenders in Egypt, including the arrest of Yara Sallam, long-time APC partner and human rights advocate. On 21 June 2014, 23 protestors, including eight women human rights defenders, were arrested for protesting peacefully against the Protest and ...

APC denounces arrest of activists in Egypt
APC denounces arrest of activists in Egypt 28 November 2013 APC

Yesterday, Egyptian authorities issued warrants for the arrest of top secular activists who organised demonstrations against a law passed earlier this week by the military-backed government that bans public political gatherings of ten or more people. (1) Warrants for the arrest of Alaa Abdel-Fattah and others were issued on Tuesday for allegedly inciting others to violate the protest law. The w...

E-waste in Egypt: How do you solve a problem you can't quantify?
E-waste in Egypt: How do you solve a problem you can't quantify? 02 December 2011 LC

When Leila Hassanin of ArabDev first set out to do research on ICTs and environmental sustainability for APC’s GreeningIT project, she was not aware how pressing ICT e-waste was in Egypt. Electronic waste coming from computers, mobile phones, printers and other tech-industry related items has been on the rise in recent years – the problem is, there is no solid data showing the scale o...

Alaa Abd El-Fattah
Alaa Abd El-Fattah 01 November 2011

<p>Alaa (pictured left) at an <span class="caps">APC</span> meeting in 2004 (<span class="caps">APC</span>).</p>

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