Call for contributions on the internet and human rights in Africa

JOHANNESBURG 14 July 2016 (APCNews)

APC is calling for submissions of articles, case studies, interviews, publication reviews and other creative audio and visual contributions that explore how the internet [can / does / could] play a role in upholding human rights in Africa. Deadline for submissions is 25 July!

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“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"

23 June 2016 (APCNews)

“Being mentioned in the Special Rapporteur’s report means that the African Declaration is increasingly getting recognition from the human rights community.”

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Job posting: APC seeks an Africa communications and research officer

13 June 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC is looking for a dynamic information and communications person to join our team. The objective of the position is to provide research and communications support for APC’s internet policy, governance and rights work in Africa. The deadline for applications is 24 June 2016.

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An open internet versus social media shutdown

On 12 May 2016 Uganda suffered another social media blockade. That day was also the presidential swearing-in ceremony. Of course it’s no coincidence that these events have collided on the same day. The ban was effected on the evening of Wednesday, the eve of the ceremony.

How can the internet help realise the right to education? The South African case

16 May 2016 (Andrew Rens)

As part of our research project Connecting your rights: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet, scholar Andrew Rens has produced a paper that focuses on the role of the internet in providing educational resources in South Africa.

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Case study: The right to education and the internet in South Africa

By Andrew Rens (May 2016, APC )

Source: UNICEF South AfricaSource: UNICEF South Africa

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Joint UPR submission highlights women's rights and the internet in Uganda

11 May 2016 (APC for APCNews)

“Ugandan women have the potential to be internet users who can champion different societal causes,” said Moses Owiny of WOUGNET, which joined with CIPESA and APC to draft a submission to Uganda’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council.

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“We need to take the African Declaration of Internet Rights to where the people are”

4 May 2016

Nigerian internet rights defender Gbenga Sesan talks about the African Declaration on Internet Rights, youth and the importance of regional work.

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Call for international solidarity with human rights in Sudan online and offline

3 May 2016 (APCNews)

On Wednesday 4 May 2016, Sudan will undergo a formal review by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. Sudanese human rights defenders and international civil society are urging all concerned actors to hold the government of Sudan accountable for ongoing human rights violations.

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Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: The limitless textbook

South Africa

When we talk about economic, social and cultural rights we have to deal with the hard fact that realising them takes money. It costs money to build and staff hospitals that make the right to health a reality.

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