internet

EsLaRed: Analysis of policies that threaten access to the internet in Venezuela, as a consequence of the state of emergency, during the period 2016-2017
EsLaRed: Analysis of policies that threaten access to the internet in Venezuela, as a consequence of the state of emergency, during the period 2016-2017 09 April 2018 Edmundo Vitale, Sandra Benitez and Beatriz Sandia

Since mid-2016, the government has implemented a series of economic, social and political measures under the state of emergency enacted by Presidential Decree No. 2323,  of 13 May 2016. In particular, the right of access to the internet, the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy in Venezuela may be violated because of this Decree.

CIVICUS: Joint letter on recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders in Ethiopia
CIVICUS: Joint letter on recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders in Ethiopia 03 April 2018 CIVICUS

In a letter to the Ethiopian Prime Minister-designate, a coalition of over 40 civil society organisations express their concern regarding the recent arrests of journalists and human rights defenders.

Concern over network shutdown in Pakistan
Concern over network shutdown in Pakistan 23 March 2018

APC member in Pakistan Media Matters for Democracy stated: "The services are suspended in the wake of national events to avert possible law and order situations; however, there is no substantive evidence available to link network shutdowns with successfully countering acts of terrorism."

Internet Governance Forum: Taking stock of 2017 and suggestions for 2018
Internet Governance Forum: Taking stock of 2017 and suggestions for 2018 22 March 2018 APC

We would like to see the IGF focus on the internet in relation to poverty and discrimination. Access is growing, but to ensure that it is inclusive we need to focus on those people who are still left behind.

HRC37: Written statement on internet freedoms of Palestinians
HRC37: Written statement on internet freedoms of Palestinians 13 March 2018 7amleh and APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and 7amleh - The Arab Centre for Social Media Advancement submit this statement ahead of the Human Rights Council 37th session to express our grave concern regarding the crackdown on freedom of expression and infringements on privacy online for Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinians throughout the occupied Palestinian territories.

Inside the Information Society: The Internet – but whose jurisdiction?
Inside the Information Society: The Internet – but whose jurisdiction? 05 March 2018 David Souter

I’ve been attending the second Internet and Jurisdiction Conference in Ottawa.  This post is not a comment on the conference but on the context for resolving issues that it raises.

Internet and Jurisdiction process: “Non-binding does not have to equal non-accountability"
Internet and Jurisdiction process: “Non-binding does not have to equal non-accountability" 01 March 2018 Anriette Esterhuysen

During the latest Internet and Jurisdiction Conference, on 26 February 2018, Anriette Esterhuysen, director of Global Advocacy and Strategy for the Association for Progressive Communications, made the following remarks at the opening of the event.

APC member Rhizomatica, winner of the Mozilla Off-the-Grid-Challenge
APC member Rhizomatica, winner of the Mozilla Off-the-Grid-Challenge 23 February 2018 APCNews

How do you connect the unconnected? Mozilla and the National Science Foundation posed this question to find innovative wireless technologies that connect people to the internet and to each other.

APC at the IGF 2017: Towards open, universal and affordable access to the internet for all people
APC at the IGF 2017: Towards open, universal and affordable access to the internet for all people 17 January 2018

The 2017 IGF was held in Geneva on 18 to 21 December on the theme "Shape your digital future". APC mobilised around our strategic priorities –  access, human rights, gender, cybersecurity and governance – to  achieve our mission of ensuring open, universal and affordable access to the internet for all people.

Inside the Information Society: Finding indicators for the way ahead
Inside the Information Society: Finding indicators for the way ahead 15 January 2018 David Souter

This week’s post looks at UNESCO’s current consultation on indicators for ‘Internet universality’.

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