ICT policy

APC at the Human Rights Council 17th session
APC at the Human Rights Council 17th session 30 May 2011

As part of our Connect your rights! Internet rights are human rights campaign, APC is present at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session, which is taking place from May 30th – June 17th in Geneva. We’re co-organising a side event on human rights and the internet on June 3. You can follow APC’s and our partners’ involvement in the meeting through the following documents:Activists in a demonstration in Egypt Statements and comments APC’s written statement to the...

eG8 Forum sparks showdown between internet leaders and government regulators
eG8 Forum sparks showdown between internet leaders and government regulators 26 May 2011

The eG8 Forum came to a close yesterday as prominent web leaders met in Paris to discuss the future of the internet.

Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council
Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council 25 May 2011

APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.

UN Special Rapporteur breaks new ground
UN Special Rapporteur breaks new ground 25 May 2011

Frank La Rue — the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression — is presenting his annual report at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva. The report, available here, breaks ground in a number of important areas.

APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video
APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video 19 May 2011

As part of APC’s Connect your rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign, APC is co-hosted a side-event at the Human Rights Council’s seventeenth session in Geneva on 3 June.

BREAKING NEWS: Social networking sites face ban in Pakistan
BREAKING NEWS: Social networking sites face ban in Pakistan 19 May 2011

A new ruling by the Lahore High Court may result in a total ban of social media in Pakistan reports APC. Critics condemn the ban as unnecessary, unjust and ultimately counterproductive.

Korean Progressive Network issues statement to the Human Rights Council
Korean Progressive Network issues statement to the Human Rights Council 16 May 2011

The Korean Progressive Network JINBONET, which has received special consultative status for the seventeenth session of the UN Human Rights Council, has issued a call for the council to examine the issue of human rights and ICTs in South Korea.

UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development Fourteenth session
UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development Fourteenth session 14 May 2011

The fourteenth session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) will be held in Geneva from 23 to 27 May 2011. The Commission will address two of its priority themes within the framework of its multi-year work programme, namely: 1. Technologies to address challenges in areas such as agriculture and water 2. Measuring the impact of information and communications t

APC network strategises to ensure open, fair and sustainable internet
APC network strategises to ensure open, fair and sustainable internet 09 May 2011

Dramatic events recently such as the internet shutdowns in Arab states and the WikiLeaks clampdown are pressing reminders that an open and fair internet cannot be taken for granted. In March APC brought together 100 researchers, innovators and activists to strategise.

Human rights belong to people, not to networked computers
Human rights belong to people, not to networked computers 09 May 2011

Former New Zealand human rights commissioner Joy Liddicoat has just joined APC to lead a new Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign. Although she is busy getting ready for Internet Governance Forum consultations on May 18-19, she took a few moments to talk to APCNews.