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How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders?
How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders? 22 December 2014

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders (HRDs) in their work? Who are the major players in internet policy and how can Maghreb-Machrek HRDs effectively engage them? These were the questions discussed at the regional seminar on freedom of expression, freedom of association and the right to the internet, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Ecuador holds first national meeting on internet governance
Ecuador holds first national meeting on internet governance 26 November 2014 Leila Nachawati

How does the internet work? How is it managed and developed? While the importance of universalising internet access and use becomes increasingly recognised, reflection on the concrete aspects of internet governance is often missing. This is why APC organises events like the National Meeting on Internet Governance – Ecuador, which will take place on 27 November.

Ecuador
Ecuador 26 November 2014

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EROTICS Global Survey 2013-2014: Sexual rights and the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms
EROTICS Global Survey 2013-2014: Sexual rights and the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms 24 October 2014 Horacio Sívori and Bruno Zilli

The EROTICS project looks at the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms on the lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights.

Internet door
Internet door 07 July 2014

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'Human rights and the internet' multimedia training kit released
'Human rights and the internet' multimedia training kit released 08 April 2013

APC presents a Multimedia training kit on human rights and the internet, a set of modules concerned with the relationship between human rights, information and communications technologies (ICTs) and the internet. These modules can be used freely to help those who work on human rights and ICTs to understand how the internet is affecting the protection of rights.

New publication: Infographic in Portuguese on the impact of the internet and human rights
New publication: Infographic in Portuguese on the impact of the internet and human rights 30 October 2012 FD

The Association for Progressive Communications has started a project called Connect Your Rights! in early 2011. Meant to make the links between fundamental human rights offline and online, it published an infographic in mid-2012 to offer a visualization of the impact that the internet provokes on the human rights regime. After a successful first run in social media and at events worldwide, the ...

GISWatch 2012 :  Focus on the internet and corruption
GISWatch 2012 : Focus on the internet and corruption 29 October 2012 APC

GISWatch 2012 explores how the internet is being used to ensure transparency and accountability, the challenges that civil society activists face in fighting corruption, and when the internet fails as an enabler of a transparent and fair society.

South Sudan: The #OSJUBA event stresses early moves by net activists
South Sudan: The #OSJUBA event stresses early moves by net activists 09 August 2012 FD

Imagine a city torn by war, overwhelmed with daily influx of people from the countryside, becoming the capital of a country from one day to the next. And then picture crazy computer people ruffled together in an abandoned supermarket, thousands of kilometres away, in another city, trying to fix the first city. These two images put together are called #OSJUBA.

UPR of South Africa: Connecting the right to communication to women's rights
UPR of South Africa: Connecting the right to communication to women's rights 18 June 2012 Sonia Randhawa and Selina L. Mudavanhu

South Africa’s constitution guarantees freedom of expression and has been interpreted to include the right to community media and to creative journalistic content. However, online media and its regulation fall short.

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