Hundreds of activists and makers were brought together for workshops, talks, art, games, debates and interactive sessions with the aim of showcasing world-changing ideas and technology and building a stronger community.
There has been an increase in digital rights violations in Africa, such as arrests and intimidation of social media users. This was a recurring theme and discussion topic during the fifth edition of the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018.
In 2016, discussions on security and privacy resurfaced among legislators and the public in the Philippines. Among those taken up were relevant policy proposals, like the establishment of a national identification (ID) system.
“It is all about education, which Arab states don’t always care about. It is a matter of culture, educating the younger and also the older generations.”
Cybersecurity’s become the most important issue for many people working on the future of the Internet.
The key question of this volume is to what extent South Africa has used its power and influence for human rights promotion and protection abroad. APC’s Anriette Esterhuysen, Emilar Vushe and Deborah Brown co-authored the chapter on privacy, security and internet governance.
The efforts of the Sudanese government to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a UN-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan, but to human rights standards and the UN Human Rights Council.
Governments should reject laws, policies, or other mandates or practices, including secret agreements with companies, that limit access to or undermine encryption and other secure communications tools and technologies.
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.
Association for Progressive Communications (APC) 2022
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