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UN General Assembly adopts record number of resolutions on internet governance and policy: Mixed outcomes for human rights online
UN General Assembly adopts record number of resolutions on internet governance and policy: Mixed outcomes for human rights online 10 January 2019 Deborah Brown

The UN General Assembly's 73rd session passed a record number of resolutions relevant for internet policy. This article outlines developments in the First Committee, relating to international norms in cyberspace, and the Third Committee, covering a range of internet-related human rights issues.

Raising awareness of human rights online in Myanmar
Raising awareness of human rights online in Myanmar 03 January 2019 APCNews

Organisers hope to raise public awareness, empower people to speak of their struggles in exercising their human rights online and mobilise more people to call for the immediate attention of the Myanmar government in upholding human rights online and offline.

Human rights impacts of taxing popular internet services: The cases of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
Human rights impacts of taxing popular internet services: The cases of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda 02 January 2019 Justine Limpitlaw

This paper focuses on the human rights impacts of recent initiatives in three countries (Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania) to “tax” the internet through introducing excise duties on, essentially, internet access and/or use.

Open letter: Response to Google on Project Dragonfly, China and human rights
Open letter: Response to Google on Project Dragonfly, China and human rights 11 December 2018 Various

We are writing to ask you to ensure that Google drops Project Dragonfly and any plans to launch a censored search app in China, and to re-affirm the company’s 2010 commitment that it won’t provide censored search services in the country.

Open letter: Ensure that new EU regulation on copyright complies with human rights
Open letter: Ensure that new EU regulation on copyright complies with human rights 05 December 2018 Various

Human rights and digital rights organisations, including APC, have sent an open letter to EU decision makers asking them to add human rights safeguards to the proposed Copyright Directive on the Digital Single Market throughout the negotiation process.

Providing a gender lens in the digital age: APC submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Providing a gender lens in the digital age: APC submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Working Group on Business and Human Rights 01 December 2018 Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

This submission highlights the impact of the policies and practices of internet intermediaries on the ability of women and LGBTIQ communities to access, shape and use ICTs, in the context of the full realisation of their human rights. It focuses on two thematic areas: online GBV and sexual rights.

Protecting the digital data: An overview of corporate data protection policies in Pakistan
Protecting the digital data: An overview of corporate data protection policies in Pakistan 29 November 2018 Media Matters for Democracy for Digital Rights Monitor

This research has been conducted to help different stakeholders understand how the corporate sector is currently responding to its data protection responsibilities in Pakistan.

APC priorities for the 13th Internet Governance Forum
APC priorities for the 13th Internet Governance Forum 10 November 2018 APC

These are APC's priorities for the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Paris, 2018.

An internet rights agenda for the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
An internet rights agenda for the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 20 August 2018 APC

On 10 August, Michelle Bachelet was confirmed as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The APC community has developed a list of priorities for the High Commissioner for her consideration when beginning her four-year term on 1 September.

Collective power at the UN: Women activists demand to be heard
Collective power at the UN: Women activists demand to be heard 26 July 2018

From indigenous leaders protecting their land to women of colour organising for racial justice, activists from 18 different countries bring deep knowledge of the struggle for justice and their own experiences creating strategies for protection in hostile contexts.

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