A number of internet issues will be discussed in reports considered at this session, touching on online hate speech, harassment and persecution of journalists and human rights defenders, the importance of data collection and disaggregation for advancing human rights, and the role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in facilitating the fulfilment of other human rights.
As the world commemorates Africa Day this week, APC is convening a roundtable in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission and the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 focuses on the connections between access and power.
The Stockholm Internet Forum, an international forum for discussions on how a free, open and secure internet promotes human rights and development worldwide, has started in Stockholm. At APC, we have been involved in the Forum since its inception, mostly focusing on ensuring that a global South and feminist perspective is incorporated into the discussions about access.
While Facebook’s new tool to prevent intimate images posted without consent from being shared further on its platforms is good news, there are a number of limitations and doubts that keep it from fully earning a “thumbs up”.
Bondita Acharya received death threats, as well as being threatened with acid attack, rape and gang rape, after condemning the arrest of three people for the possession of beef on 4 April 2017. The attacks on her include trolling on her Facebook account and other social media with sexually laden, criminal and defamatory posts.
Guifi.net is, in the words of its members, a bottom-up, citizen-driven technological, social and economic project with the objective of creating a free, open and neutral telecommunications network. In March 2017, it joined the APC network.
APC expresses its solidarity with civil society in Hungary, who are facing unjustifiable attacks from the government aimed at stigmatising and undermining the credibility of NGOs and curtailing academic freedom.
The voting for the WSIS Prize 2017 is open and APC is part of three of the nominated initiatives.
FIFAfrica convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa and beyond to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing internet freedom on the continent.
APC joined 17 NGOs from across the globe in a legal submission before France’s highest court, raising serious concerns about a ruling of France’s data protection authority on the “right to be forgotten”.
The successful candidate will join the APC finance team with the responsibility to carry out specific financial and administration tasks under the supervision of the finance manager. The deadline for applications is 28 April.
APC is looking for someone with a background in strategic communications, multimedia design skills, and experience in coordinating the production of print and digital publications to join its communications team. The deadline for applications is 25 April!
How do we measure women’s rights online? Even if women have access, what kind of environment are they able to access online? Are digital spaces safe for women? These are some of the questions APC member Foundation for Media Alternatives addressed in its digital gender report card on the Philippines’ progress in closing the digital gender gap.
APC is concerned over the adoption of encrypted media extensions (EME) by the main international standards-setting body for the web, the World Wide Web Consortium, a controversial move which would lead to excessive information controls and introduce security vulnerabilities.
APC IMPACT call for national research consultant: Research on criminalisation of expression on the internet
APC is undertaking research on the criminalisation of expression in India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Myanmar, and is calling for civil society organisations, researchers and lawyers from each of the abovementioned countries to carry out the research. The deadline for applications is 21 April 2017.
APC IMPACT call for regional coordinator consultant: Research on criminalisation of expression on the internet
APC is undertaking research on the criminalisation of expression in India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Myanmar, and is calling for researchers with a firm background in ICT laws and policies from the above mentioned countries to coordinate the research. The deadline for applications is 21 April 2017.
APC joined organisations, tech companies, universities, startups and governments from 95 countries attending the 2017 RightsCon taking place in Brussels, Belgium, on 29-31 March.
APC will be joining the organisations, tech companies, universities, startups and governments from 95 countries attending the 2017 RightsCon taking place in Brussels, Belgium, on 29-31 March. Check out session highlights here!
In this submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, APC explores the human rights implications of the gender digital divide for women and girls and offers possible solutions to bridging the divide from a human rights perspective, highlighting APC’s work in this area.
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