internet rights are human rights

Public consultation: African declaration for internet rights and freedoms
Public consultation: African declaration for internet rights and freedoms 31 July 2014 ET

Earlier this year, civil society organisations drafted the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in order to guide internet development across Africa. APC and partners launched a wide, public consultation online and through meetings across the continent. Everyone is invited to contribute. The consultation closes 4 August. French and Arabic versions are available.    

MIND 4 - Human Rights and Internet Governance
MIND 4 - Human Rights and Internet Governance 09 October 2013 Joy Liddicoat

In the fourth edition of the MIND magazine, which questions human rights in internet governance, Joy Liddicoat of the Association for Progressive Communications makes the point that freedom of expression only takes its full force for democratic change when we can exercise it together with all of our other rights and freedoms. She argues that human rights must be a main focus of all discussions at the IGF.

APCNews interviews Alex Comninos on developing a cybersecurity agenda for civil society
APCNews interviews Alex Comninos on developing a cybersecurity agenda for civil society 16 May 2013 Shawna Finnegan

APC has released a new issue paper, “A cyber security agenda for civil society: what is at stake?” For the release of this issue paper, author Alex Comninos spoke with APC’s Shawna Finnegan about cybersecurity, ICTs for human security and conflict prevention, and the challenges faced by civil society.

APC trains participants in internet rights policy at the Hivos workshop “IG in the MENA Region”
APC trains participants in internet rights policy at the Hivos workshop “IG in the MENA Region” 02 May 2013 Mawaki Chango

At a workshop on internet governance in the MENA region, held from 16 to 19 March 2013 in Tunis, APC presented “IG and Policy: Anchoring and Safeguarding internet Openness in the Middle East and North Africa,” a workshop on civil society engagement in IG and public policy.

Syria's internet shutdown violates international human rights law
Syria's internet shutdown violates international human rights law 29 November 2012

At 10:26 UTC on November 29th, Syria’s international internet connectivity was shut down. APC strongly condemns this shut down, which threatens the safety and security of the Syrian people, and clearly violates international human rights law.

2012 GISWatch on “the internet and corruption” launched during the IGF
2012 GISWatch on “the internet and corruption” launched during the IGF 15 November 2012 Flavia Fascendini

APC and Hivos launched the 2012 edition of the Global Information Society Watch during the second day of the Internet Governance Forum that took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in a joint presentation with the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Internet & Society Co:llaboratory.

Joy Liddicoat of APC connects the dots between human rights and internet governance
Joy Liddicoat of APC connects the dots between human rights and internet governance 07 November 2012 Joy Liddicoat

In edition 4 of the MIND magazine, which questions human rights in internet governance, Joy Liddicoat of the Association for Progressive Communications makes the point that freedom of expression only takes its full force for democratic change when we can exercise it together with all of our other rights and freedoms. She argues that human rights must be a main focus of all discussions at the IG...

New GenderIT.org edition is out! "Crossing borders: Cyberspace and national security"
New GenderIT.org edition is out! "Crossing borders: Cyberspace and national security" 29 October 2012

This edition of GenderIT.org explores the online safety of women human rights defenders from the perspective of national security and counter-terrorism. While online & offline security measures adversely impact on women’s and sexual rights, women and sexual minorities are still two of the most invisible stakeholders in national security debates.

Three days of action
Three days of action 27 June 2012 FD

The Association for Progressive Communications is running three days of action this week – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – as part of its Connect Your Rights! campaign. Help us spread the word that Internet Rights are Human Rights! with three simple actions for you and your friends can undertake.

Why the internet is feminist issue
Why the internet is feminist issue 17 April 2012 APC WNSP

The internet allows women to access critical information, enables them to make decisions about their selves, lives and bodies, and to exercise autonomy and self-determination. Follow the APC WNSP and @genderITorg at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) forum in Istanbul: #ftxawid to learn more about how the internet is a feminist issue.