Internet rights

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2019 to take place in Addis Ababa in September
Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2019 to take place in Addis Ababa in September 22 August 2019 CIPESA

Hosted by CIPESA, the Forum convenes stakeholders from across the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online.

APC statement against communications shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir
APC statement against communications shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir 14 August 2019 APC

APC condemns the prolonged and intentional disruption of communications services in Jammu and Kashmir by the government of India. Communications blackouts often precede other violations of human rights, and given the history of widespread abuse of rights in Kashmir, this is particularly worrying.

APC at APrIGF: Highlighting the importance of a human rights-based approach to internet governance
APC at APrIGF: Highlighting the importance of a human rights-based approach to internet governance 07 August 2019 APCNews

APC and its members played a key role at this year's Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) in Vladivostok, Russia, organising, moderating and speaking at a range of plenary sessions and workshops throughout the event.

Meet the AfriSIG alumni in the outgoing Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group
Meet the AfriSIG alumni in the outgoing Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group 05 August 2019 Koliwe Majama

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) aims to develop the leadership skills of Africans from diverse sectors and backgrounds to enable them to effectively participate in local, regional and international internet governance structures.

Coconet II: Strengthening the digital rights community and movement in Southeast Asia
Coconet II: Strengthening the digital rights community and movement in Southeast Asia 02 August 2019

Coconet II will bring together 120 people in the Philippines, on 20-26 October, to catalyse regional networking and collaboration, develop skills, deepen relationships, spark campaigns, and bring new actors into the digital rights field. The deadline for applications is 11 August.

Submission to South African Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper 149 on Sexual Offences: Pornography and Children
Submission to South African Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper 149 on Sexual Offences: Pornography and Children 30 July 2019 APC and Research ICT Africa

Research ICT Africa and APC make this joint submission in the public interest to ensure that the internet, and access to it, can be a force for good in South Africa rather than becoming a tool which benefits some and leaves marginalised or vulnerable communities (including children) further behind. 

Bread&Net 2019: Advancing human rights in digitally networked spaces in the Middle East and North Africa
Bread&Net 2019: Advancing human rights in digitally networked spaces in the Middle East and North Africa 22 July 2019

Bread&Net is a three-day, participant-built “unconference” organised by SMEX, where activists, technologists, lawyers, artists, trainers, journalists, researchers, entrepreneurs and others from across the MENA region will come together in Beirut, Lebanon from 15 to 17 November.

 The intersection between the revolution we want and the technology we use
The intersection between the revolution we want and the technology we use 17 July 2019

Between 2017 and 2019, May First’s Technology and Revolution Convergence campaign brought together over 1,400 activists in 25 local and regional sessions held in the United States and Mexico to foster open discussions about the role of technology in revolutionary change.

End of session statement presented at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council
End of session statement presented at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council 12 July 2019 Various

Organisations representing civil society around the world present their end of session statement at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council.

Civil society organisations issue statement denouncing internet shutdowns in Sudan
Civil society organisations issue statement denouncing internet shutdowns in Sudan 12 July 2019

In the wake of violence in Sudan, MTN Sudan and other telecommunications companies blocked access to the internet through disruption of various local and roaming cellular data networks, as well as some fixed-line services.

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