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APC and Web We Want launch open call for grant proposals
APC and Web We Want launch open call for grant proposals 21 May 2015

APC is happy to announce that we are partnering with The Web We Want to launch an open call for grant proposals. A limited number of grants will be offered to projects that support local campaign efforts to promote a free and open Web.

Building a culture of online human rights and digital security in the Maghreb-Machrek region
Building a culture of online human rights and digital security in the Maghreb-Machrek region 24 October 2014

As part of our mission to empower people’s use of ICTs for social justice, APC is working with partners and members to ensure HRDs in the Maghreb-Machrek region have the tools and knowledge to operate securely online. To build a culture of online human rights and digital security, HRDs will also be encouraged to engage with existing human rights mechanisms (such as the UN Universal Periodical Review process) and use advocacy to improve the state of freedom of expression, freedom of associat...

APC at IGF 2014: Güneş Tavmen on communications regulation in Turkey
APC at IGF 2014: Güneş Tavmen on communications regulation in Turkey 20 October 2014 ET

Güneş Tavmen is the author of the Global Information Society Watch Special Report on Turkey, launched at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014. APC’s Elvira Truglia spoke to Tavmen during the IGF about the state of communications regulation in Turkey and what can be done to reverse the tide of restrictive policies.

Violence against women and ICT in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A tricky place between raising awareness and lobbying for laws
Violence against women and ICT in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A tricky place between raising awareness and lobbying for laws 16 October 2014 Belma Kučukalić

Our ambitious journey with our first Take Back the Tech! this year started on a really good note – media response. For years now, the topic of violence against women that is happening through ICTs has not been “attractive” enough for our local media.

Internet censorship, surveillance in Turkey tightens days after IGF concludes in Istanbul
Internet censorship, surveillance in Turkey tightens days after IGF concludes in Istanbul 16 September 2014 ET

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) strongly condemns the Turkish government for amending a law that tightens internet censorship. The law, which now grants the Telecommunications Directorate (TIB) extensive powers to block access to websites without a court order, comes on the heels of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul on 2-5 September 2014.

Pangea celebrates its 20th anniversary in November 2013
Pangea celebrates its 20th anniversary in November 2013 15 September 2014 Pangea

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Pangea celebra su 20 aniversario en noviembre de 2013
Pangea celebra su 20 aniversario en noviembre de 2013 15 September 2014 Pangea

Hace 20 años que Pangea se dedica a acercarle internet y todas sus posibilidades a los movimientos y organizaciones sociales, promoviendo el uso estratégico de las redes de comunicación y las TIC para contribuir al desarrollo y la justicia social.

Media Fact-Checking Service boosts quality of journalism
Media Fact-Checking Service boosts quality of journalism 14 August 2014 Metamorphosis

[img_assist|nid=19633|title=|desc=The Service’s nexus is the trilingual (Macedonian, Albanian and English) website, in addition to its social media presence, which during the year gathered over 10,000 fans and followers.

New centre to support internet freedom in the Maghreb and Mashreq
New centre to support internet freedom in the Maghreb and Mashreq 14 August 2014 Alternatives

[img_assist|nid=19609|title=|desc=Photo taken in Tunis, the site of Alternatives’ regional training centre.

Supporting ICT education in Romania
Supporting ICT education in Romania 08 August 2014 StrawberryNet

Young children in school in Romania. Photo: Flore de PréneufBeyond the “invisible work” of network support for the ngo.ro community, the StrawberryNet team has implemented an ICT education project for students aged eight to ten.

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