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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.

Who should be the new UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy? Here are our criteria

9 April 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC, together with Privacy International, Access, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19, Electronic Frontier Foundation and the International Commission of Jurists, have developed a checklist with qualifications we believe that candidates for the new position of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy should possess.

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Criteria for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

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The art of smashing things


Smash Rate, by Carnagenyc on FlickrSmash Rate, by Carnagenyc on FlickrIn the last couple of years, I have found myself getting angry often. Working for social justice means seeing, analysing, and talking about injustice a lot.

Empowering local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet

SAO PAULO 6 April 2015 (Cristiana González for APCNews)

From the Marco Civil in Brazil to NETmundial and Web We Want, numerous initiatives have emerged to respond to threats to freedom of expression, privacy, access and other basic rights on the internet. To support local initiatives, APC has launched the Local Actions to Secure Internet Rights project.

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APC welcomes decision to appoint Special Rapporteur on Privacy

26 March 2015 (APC for APCNews)

After sustained pressure from civil society organisations, and under the leadership of the governments of Brazil and Germany, the UN Human Rights Council established a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, on 26 March 2015.

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