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RightsCon, ORGCon and how we are going to rescue the internet, part 2
RightsCon, ORGCon and how we are going to rescue the internet, part 2 23 July 2019 Edward Maw

On 13 July I attended ORGCon, the Open Rights Group’s annual conference in London, where I was lucky enough to see Edward Snowden speaking live (of course as a spectral presence on a patchy video link from Moscow). The event brought into focus a few of the issues that I described in my previous blog post about the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF). Another speaker at ORGCon, Big Brother Watch’s Silkie Carlo, referred to our current situation as the “New Tech Crisis” – that’s the fir...

Reaching for the next net: Experiences from the 2019 Internet Freedom Festival and RightsCon
Reaching for the next net: Experiences from the 2019 Internet Freedom Festival and RightsCon 05 July 2019 Pellaeon Lin

In the realm of internet freedom and digital rights, there are two big global events: the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) and RightsCon. This year, I had the honour of becoming one of the IFF fellows (my first time attending the IFF!) and attending my third RightsCon, as part of my organisation Open Culture Foundation, with the support of APC’s Member Exchange and Travel Fund. I often hear people compare these two events, so I thought I would take this chance of sharing my experience to ben...

Collective digital security strategies for environmental human rights defenders: Conversation at the Internet Freedom Festival
Collective digital security strategies for environmental human rights defenders: Conversation at the Internet Freedom Festival 04 April 2019 Leila Nachawati Rego

Among human rights defenders (HRDs), those working on land, indigenous peoples’ and environmental rights are the most targeted group. Over 200 environmental HRDs were killed in 2017 alone, 60% of them in Latin America. This situation was the motivation behind the session “Collective digital security strategies for environmental HRDs” at this year’s Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia,...

What is the impact of media concentration and monopolies on diversity online? Conversation at the Internet Freedom Festival
What is the impact of media concentration and monopolies on diversity online? Conversation at the Internet Freedom Festival 04 April 2019 APCNews

The internet was developed with the promise of democratising access to knowledge and enabling the exercise of freedom of expression. However, the emergence of corporations with enormous market power has affected freedom of expression and diversity. To discuss the implications of these trends, the Electronic Frontier Froundation (EFF), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and APC...

Can we make internet standards feminist? Discussion at the Internet Freedom Festival
Can we make internet standards feminist? Discussion at the Internet Freedom Festival 02 April 2019 Leila Nachawati Rego

What are the impacts of internet protocols on society? How do protocols affect discriminated groups? Can human rights and feminism be embedded in protocol designs? Participants at the Internet Freedom Festival taking place in Valencia, Spain, joined Alexandra Haché from Tactical Tech, Jac sm Kee from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Mallory Knodel from ARTICLE 19, Juliana ...

APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2019
APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2019 01 April 2019 APCNews

The Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) held in Valencia, Spain on a yearly basis has become one of the main events for civil society on internet rights with a special focus on surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. The 2019 Internet Freedom Festival marks an important milestone, as it will be celebrating its fifth anniversary, with occasions for celebration and reflection.  The...

See you at the Internet Freedom Festival on 5-9 March in Valencia!
See you at the Internet Freedom Festival on 5-9 March in Valencia! 26 February 2018

Since its beginning as the Circumvention Tech Festival in 2015, the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) has grown into one of the largest, most diverse and inclusive gatherings in the internet freedom community. The IFF is organised around seven themes, focusing on the needs identified by the different communities around the world: On the frontlines, Making better tech, Training and ...

Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet at the Internet Freedom Festival
Economic, social and cultural rights and the internet at the Internet Freedom Festival 22 March 2017 Leila Nachawati Rego

What do we mean when we say economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet? This is the question that opened the session hosted by APC at the Internet Freedom Festival on 10 March in Valencia, Spain. “While civil and political rights are individual rights, economic, social and cultural rights are for individuals and also for groups and communities. Also...

Cybersecurity policies and human rights perspectives at the Internet Freedom Festival
Cybersecurity policies and human rights perspectives at the Internet Freedom Festival 08 March 2017 Leila Nachawati Rego

The Internet Freedom Festival, which takes place in Valencia, Spain on a yearly basis, has become one of the main events for civil society to gather around issues of surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. Hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical community get together to explore trends, challenges and strategies. At this 2017 edition, APC is fully supporti...

APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017
APC at the Internet Freedom Festival 2017 04 March 2017

The Internet Freedom Festival (IFF), which takes place in Valencia, Spain on a yearly basis, has become one of the main events for civil society to gather around issues of surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. Hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical community get together to explore trends, challenges and strategies. At this 2017 edition, APC&nb...

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