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We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill
We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 30 November 2015

At APC, we remain concerned about the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in Pakistan which poses grave risks to freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and access to information in the country.    

ICANN's new proposal will endanger domain owners and impact those who come from marginalised communities
ICANN's new proposal will endanger domain owners and impact those who come from marginalised communities 10 July 2015 APC

APC’s research shows that the reality of online abuse should be a serious concern for all those working on internet governance, development and access. Initiatives like ICANN’s new Domain Registration proposal are steps in the opposite direction.

Global Commission on Internet Governance: "Confidence must be restored in the Internet, because trust is eroding"
Global Commission on Internet Governance: "Confidence must be restored in the Internet, because trust is eroding" 20 April 2015 APC

Confidence must be restored in the internet in order for it to remain a global engine of social and economic progress that reflects the world’s cultural diversity, states the Global Commission on Internet Governance.

WHRD International Coalition and AWID launch recommendations to enhance the protection and security of WHRDs
WHRD International Coalition and AWID launch recommendations to enhance the protection and security of WHRDs 11 December 2013 WHRD IC and AWID

In celebration of UN Human Rights Day this December 10th the Urgent Responses Working Group of the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) International Coalition, in collaboration with AWID, released the Recommendations to Enhance the Protection and Security of WHRDs.

"If we don't stop these attacks, we run the risk of being left without a voice": Interview with RSMLAC
"If we don't stop these attacks, we run the risk of being left without a voice": Interview with RSMLAC 03 December 2013 Florencia Flores

The attack on the website of Health Network of Latin American and Caribbean Women (RSMLAC in Spanish) confirms that we need to constantly defend the rights of women. Here, in a special interview for GenderIT.org, we talk with Sandra Castañeda Martínez, general coordinator of the RSMLAC, who helps us visualize the scale of violence on the internet today.

Highlights from the 2013 Disco-tech
Highlights from the 2013 Disco-tech 06 November 2013 AG

On 21 October, 2013, APC and Tactical Technology Collective hosted the first Disco-tech. It brought together over 100 techies, human rights defenders and rights activists from the eight Internet Governance Forum in Bali.    

Azerbaijan: After the 2012 IGF, freedom of expression more vulnerable
Azerbaijan: After the 2012 IGF, freedom of expression more vulnerable 28 October 2013 AL

The situation for Azerbaijani activists who work online did not improve after the IGF came to town in 2012. In fact, it actually became worse. APCNews talks to Gulnara Akhundova of International Media Support and Emin Huseynov from the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety about the impact one year later.

Women's rights and safety online: Project partners granted to strengthen national work
Women's rights and safety online: Project partners granted to strengthen national work 14 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

Colnodo, KICTANet, and Foundation for Media Alternatives, all APC members and partners in the project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” were recognised with additional funding to support elements of their work focusing on the promotion of women’s rights and safety online.

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