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Statement: "We remain strongly committed to the goal of a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society"

GENEVA 6 May 2015 (APC for APCNews)

As civil society organisations committed to the goal of a “people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society”, APC, the International Federation of Library Associations and the Internet Democracy Project have released a statement to highlight this central goal of the World Summit on the Information Society.

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Statement on the occasion of the 18th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development

By International Federation of Library Associations, Internet Democracy Project, and Association for Progressive Communications (May 2015, APC )
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The Privacy is in the Protocol: Why Civil Society Needs to Pay Attention to the IETF


In the fourth installment of the FOC Working Group 1 (WG1) blog series, Mallory Knodel reflects on the link between cybersecurity and internet protocol engineering at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

South African Launch of the Global Information Society Watch report, 29 April 2015

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Apr 29 2015


South Africa


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Association for Progressive Communication and the Freedom of Expression Institute
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Global Commission on Internet Governance: "Confidence must be restored in the Internet, because trust is eroding"

THE HAGUE 20 April 2015 (APC for APCNews)

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.

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Developing countries helped to achieve universal access through use of shared infrastructure

15 April 2015 (APC for APCNews)

Governments must promote sharing networks and laying cables with other infrastructure such as roads and power lines if they are to meet needs for universal broadband.

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"What is the Global Conference on Cyberspace?" FAQs on the GCCS, The Hague, 16-17 April 2015

The fourth Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS2015) will take place in The Hague from 16-17 April 2015. APC developed this FAQ as a resource for civil society to provide context on the event, and to address some of the key issues and how we can work together on issues of cyber security policy at GCCS and beyond.

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Reports on mass communications surveillance launched in Mexico, South Africa

MADRID 13 April 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

The latest Global Information Society Watch report is devoted to the analysis of communications surveillance in 57 countries. Authors from Mexico and South Africa raised local issues related to surveillance at report launch events.

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Free or "Malayang" software is a human right

Free software is a human right. Freedom to run the software. Freedom to study and change the software. Freedom to redistribute. Freedom to redistribute with changes. The four freedoms that define free software have become essential human rights that must never be taken away from anyone except as a punishment for wrongdoing.

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