Internet rights

LASIR: Empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet
LASIR: Empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet 10 September 2015 APC

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunisia.

APC and Web We Want: New grants will help promote African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in seven countries
APC and Web We Want: New grants will help promote African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in seven countries 01 September 2015

Web We Want announces recipients of small grants to promote the African Declaration of Internet Rights and Freedoms. At APC we are delighted to see among them our member, Cameroon Protégé QV. Read about the other recipients and the Declaration.

WSIS ten-year review - The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development
WSIS ten-year review - The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development 02 July 2015 Valeria Betancourt

APC statement on the occasion of the WSIS+10 Informal interactive stakeholder consultation, United Nations Headquarters, New York, 2 July 2015 Introduction I am speaking on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications a global network with members in more than 50 countries. APC has been mobilising the power of ICTs for social justice and development for the last 25 years. Our commen...

Interview with UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on expression, opinion and religious freedom
Interview with UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on expression, opinion and religious freedom 03 June 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

APC, co-organiser of the Asia Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom, interviewed Kaye about his recent report on encryption and anonymity and strategies to promote freedom of expression in the digital age.

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.    

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

The Global Information Society Watch (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 10,000 page hits to the main report, becoming the most read in the history of G...

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

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 Actions to Secure Internet Rights project.

Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms
Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms 18 March 2015 African Internet Rights Campaign

We, the promoters of the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, unanimously adopted and issued the following resolutions.    

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.

NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 06 March 2015 APC

We encourage governments to support the creation of a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.