Internet rights

2014 Internet Governance Forum
2014 Internet Governance Forum 18 August 2014

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) mobilises for the 9th annual Internet Governance Forum, taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from 31 August – 5 September 2014. Leading and participating in workshops, side events with partners, decision makers and stakeholders, and prompting dialogue around internet rights, public access and digital privacy, APC will play a key role in influencing internet governance around the world. This page is your go-to resource on selected events w...

Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection
Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection 11 March 2014 Inmaculada Barcia

When asked what protection and security meant to her, a woman human rights defender explained: “I am a single mother and had to leave my home with my daughter and be relocated. I had to look for a job in my new place of residence and could not take care of my daughter, so I requested the state if they could cover these expenses as part of the relocation scheme. But the state did not understan...

Job opportunity: Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator for the Maghreb-Machrek region
Job opportunity: Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator for the Maghreb-Machrek region 19 February 2014 SF

APC is seeking an outreach and capacity building coordinator to join its Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) to coordinate APC’s internet rights networking and capacity-building work with women’s and human rights defenders in the Maghreb-Machrek region. Main purpose of the job: The outreach and capacity building coordinator will be responsible for coordinating AP...

WHRD IC condemns systematic digital harassment of LACWHN
WHRD IC condemns systematic digital harassment of LACWHN 14 October 2013 Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) condemns the aggressive and systematic digital harassment of the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) expresses its deep concern at the recent hacking of the website of the Latin America and Caribbean Women’s Health Network’s (LACWHN). T...

Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights
Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights 03 May 2013 Mallory Knodel

What do they do with your data? “Who controls the web? On whose behalf? Is there anyone that makes sure that every citizen has access to affordable high speed internet connection? How free are we really to access content? To express ourselves? To keep our privacy?” These are questions that are being asked and answered by a global, crowd-sourced film project. Instituto Nupef, APC member in B...

FAQ: Internet rights are human rights
FAQ: Internet rights are human rights 18 April 2013 APC

APC takes the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”) as a starting point for our work on human rights. From there we include other global and regional treaties which may be relevant when working on specific issues. The main focus of Connect your rights! Internet rights are human rights is on the right to freedom of expression and association. However, all rights are i...

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