Statement on the occasion of the WSIS Forum 2015, Geneva 25 – 29 May

By Association for Progressive Communications (May 2015, APC )
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International network celebrates 25 years of social justice in the digital age

MONTREAL 25 May 2015 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

Founded in 1990, APC is the world’s longest-running network of civil society organisations and activists working with ICTs for social justice and sustainable development. This May we celebrate our 25th anniversary! That’s twenty-five years of building an international network online of organisations for ICTs and social justice.

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Survey to assess privacy concerns across the globe

MONTREAL 21 May 2015 (Mallory Knodel for APCNews)

Tokyo-based APC member Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE) has launched a global survey on personal data and surveillance. Survey responses may explain how and why awareness of privacy and surveillance vary across countries.

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May 23: Femhack to occupy the internet!

21 May 2015 (Take Back the Tech!)

Campaigners, get ready to occupy the internet! On Saturday, May 23, Take Back the Tech! is joining women around the world for #FemHack, and we want you to amplify women’s voices and #imagineafeministinternet. Check here how to participate!

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APC and Web We Want launch open call for grant proposals

21 May 2015 (Web We Want)

APC is happy to announce that we are partnering with The Web We Want to launch an open call for grant proposals. A limited number of grants will be offered to projects that support local campaign efforts to promote a free and open Web.

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Do you know about APC's Sexual Rights Project?

20 May 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Since 2014, APC has been working with local partners in four countries to implement the Sexual Rights Project, aimed at building stronger relationships between the sexual rights and internet rights movements. The project’s goals are to support and deepen existing research on sex and technology, to increase understanding of how sexual rights, internet freedoms and democratisation are connected, and to advance these across the internet rights ecosystem. Learn more about the Sexual Rights Project!

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Towards a free and secure internet for all


Indeed, there are many benefits to being online, and yet there are also risks that people experience, especially people from marginalised groups, including women. While freedom of expression is magnified online, the right to privacy can be compromised. As more and more people are getting connected, is it possible to realise a free and secure internet for all?

Take Back the Tech! campaign wins The Bobs award in People’s Choice for English category

PERGAMINO 6 May 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

Among over 4,800 submissions, APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was recognised with the prestigious award The Bobs in the People’s Choice for English category.

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Women and the media: Join the debate in May!

30 April 2015 (GAMAG for APCNews)

During May 2015, the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG), led by UNESCO, will promote awareness on issues related to women and the media as part of the Beijing+20 Review/Campaign. APC is a member of GAMAG’s Steering Committee and coordinator of its Advocacy Committee, so it is fully involved in this campaign. Join us!

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Solidarity is more than a Forum


The first World Social Forum, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001, defined this ongoing process as an “open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action” for movements and organisations opposed to

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