Security and privacy

A cyber security agenda for civil society: What is at stake?
A cyber security agenda for civil society: What is at stake? 03 May 2013 Alex Comninos

This paper introduces some important conceptual issues in cybersecurity, investigates some important cybersecurity threats, and provides suggestions on what a civil society approach to cybersecurity should look like.

Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights
Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights 03 May 2013 Mallory Knodel

“Who controls the web? On whose behalf? How free are we really to access content?” These are questions that are being asked and answered by a global, crowd-sourced film project. Instituto Nupef, APC member in Brazil, has launched a collaborative documentary film project.

The Guardian hosts live debate Thursday 11 April on ICTs and social justice
The Guardian hosts live debate Thursday 11 April on ICTs and social justice 10 April 2013

This Thursday at 12:00 UTC, Jennifer Radloff, Connect Your Rights! project coordinator will be joining an expert panel to discuss how social justice organisations use ICTs in their work and the digital security risks involved. The event is open to anyone registered at www.guardian.co.uk and can also be followed on Twitter at #globaldevlive.

Now in Spanish: Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders
Now in Spanish: Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders 11 March 2013 Mallory Knodel

APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign just released a long-awaited Spanish version of its “Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders.” Now a completely bilingual resource for human rights defenders, the interactive website publication is available in Spanish at http://derechos.apc.org/infoseguridad.

APC launches Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders
APC launches Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders 29 January 2013

The Association for Progressive Communications today released a new resource “Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders.” It is an interactive website publication available online at http://rights.apc.org/infosec

Pakistan: Bloggers and journalists to duck digital threats
Pakistan: Bloggers and journalists to duck digital threats 12 September 2012 FD

“Pakistan is among the world’s most dangerous places for journalists,” reads a report recently produced and published by Bytes For All, Pakistan. Based on a research survey commissioned by Internews, the report takes a hard look at the awareness Pakistani journalists and bloggers have of their own digital security.

New guide: Digital Security and Journalists: A Snapshot of Awareness and Practice in Pakistan
New guide: Digital Security and Journalists: A Snapshot of Awareness and Practice in Pakistan 17 August 2012

B4A Pakistan has recently published new research on “Digital Security and Journalists: A Snapshot of Awareness and Practice in Pakistan”, which aims to help journalists and bloggers – especially women – better understand the dangers online, and provides them with tools to communicate online in a secure way.

APC consults on guidance to protect human rights in the ICT sector
APC consults on guidance to protect human rights in the ICT sector 23 July 2012 shawna

As part of its work with the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), APC’s Connect Your Rights! project participated in the consultation process for the development of EU ICT sector guidance on protecting fundamental rights and freedoms.

Open Letter: Google in Pakistan - Local and global civil society raises eyebrows
Open Letter: Google in Pakistan - Local and global civil society raises eyebrows 29 June 2012

The Association for Progressive Communications and its member group in Pakistan, Bytes For All, is deeply concerned about Google’s latest business trip to Pakistan. Here are a few questions on Google’s planned policy on data retention and collection.

Digital Security: Drop-in centre of Ugandan sex worker organisation raided
Digital Security: Drop-in centre of Ugandan sex worker organisation raided 11 May 2012 FD

“Sex work may be illegal in Uganda, but providing services for sex workers is clearly not,” reads a statement put out on May 9 by WONETHA, a health and human rights organisation, in reaction to a serious crack-down on its activities by Ugandan municipal police.