Internet rights

Internet rights trainers meet in Jakarta for week-long exchange
Internet rights trainers meet in Jakarta for week-long exchange 29 May 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

Human rights defenders, including activists working on gender and sexual rights, are increasingly experiencing technology-related human rights violations. As a response to these challenges, APC is carrying out an internet rights training exchange in Jakarta, the first in a series of capacity-building activities as part of its APC IMPACT project. IRTX-Jakarta is an interactive training exchange that will take place between 29 May and 2 June. It will build on the knowledge and experience o...

Watching the watchers: A global monitor of the information society since 2007
Watching the watchers: A global monitor of the information society since 2007 21 May 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

GISWatch 2014 cover The Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) is one of APC’s flagships, a project that we consider especially relevant in the field of internet rights. A process as much as a publication, GISWatch aims to build policy analysis skills and methodologies into the work of civil society organisations in the field of ICT for development, democracy and social justice. Today, it makes us very happy to announce that our latest GISWatch report on surveillance has exceeded 1...

Empowering local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet
Empowering local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet 06 April 2015 Cristiana González

Cyber crime laws, surveillance, breaches of privacy, and other state-controlled restrictions are receiving increasing citizen response. From the Marco Civil in Brazil to NETmundial and Web We Want, numerous initiatives have emerged to respond to threats to freedom of expression, privacy, access and other basic rights on the internet. To support local initiatives, APC has launched the Local Acti...

Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms
Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms 17 March 2015 African Internet Rights Campaign

We, the promoters of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, met in Accra, Ghana, on March 12 and 13, 2015 to discuss and review a variety of issues relating to the popularization and implementation of the Declaration on the African continent and beyond. We unanimously adopted and issued the following resolutions.    

68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 05 March 2015 APC

The undersigned non-governmental organisations working to protect human rights write to encourage governments to support the creation of a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council (HRC) 28th ordinary session in March. The UN General Assembly resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age – adopted by consensus on 18 December 2014 – encourages the...

The IACHR hosts thematic hearing on internet and human rights
The IACHR hosts thematic hearing on internet and human rights 29 September 2014 VB

The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Derechos Digitales, Karisma Foundation, the Association for Progressive Communications, the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation and the Association for Civil Rights will participate in a thematic hearing on the impact of the internet in the defense and exercise of human rights before the In...

Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2014)
Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2014) 28 September 2014 ONG Derechos Digitales, APC and Joana Varon Ferraz

This report presents a summary of some aspects in the discussion in Latin America regarding human rights and the internet. It was specially produced to increase the understanding of the region among the international community gathered at the 2014 Internet Government Forum (IGF) in Istanbul. The report was prepared by APC member Derechos Digitales, APC and researcher Joana Varon Ferraz.

« Go back