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Supporting independent journalism to strengthen free speech and democracy in Bulgaria
Supporting independent journalism to strengthen free speech and democracy in Bulgaria 08 August 2014 BlueLink

The BlueLink.net team builds their capacity in independent journalism. Photo: BlueLink.net.The decline of freedom of speech in Bulgaria is no surprise, with the country steadily receiving record low ratings within the EU from Freedom House, Reporters Without Borders and other international watchdogs.

Have you noticed the latest changes on the portal zenskaposla.ba?
Have you noticed the latest changes on the portal zenskaposla.ba? 02 July 2014 OneWorld Platform for Southeast Europe

As a part of “our Take Back the Tech!

Civil society working to protect human rights online in Macedonia
Civil society working to protect human rights online in Macedonia 29 May 2014 Bardhyl Jashari

Over the past few years, Macedonia has seen a backslide in democracy and human rights, including the swift enactment of a repressive new Media and Defamations laws.

Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter
Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter 21 March 2014

APC expresses concern over the Turkish government’s decision to block access to Twitter in the country. We are particularly concerned in the light of Turkey being the host country of the 2014 Internet Governance Forum, a space that strives for a democratic and inclusive internet.

Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter
Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter 21 March 2014

APC urges the Turkish government to respect international human rights standards and to immediately cease blocking, filtering and censorship of content and expression online.

Overview of 2013 Take Back the Tech! campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Overview of 2013 Take Back the Tech! campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina 13 January 2014 OneWorld platform for Souteast Europe

OneWorld platform for Souteast Europe and feminist website ženskaposla.ba have once again this year, (proud to say – the sixth consecutive), joined forces in Take Back the Tech! campaign.

Feminist Tech Exchange and the launch of Macedonian Platform for Mapping of Violence
Feminist Tech Exchange and the launch of Macedonian Platform for Mapping of Violence 19 December 2013 Dejan Georgievski for Owpsee

The Macedonian version of the mapirajnasilje.net platform for mapping of violence against women was launched on December 6, 2013 in Veles, under the auspices of the regional “Take Back the Tech” campaign, part of the global 16 Days of Activism Campaign. The launch took part under the auspices of the Feminist Tech Excha

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Women are vulnerable online, but also speaking up on the internet
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Women are vulnerable online, but also speaking up on the internet 16 December 2013 Analía Lavin

During the last Internet Governance Forum, which took place in October in Bali, Indonesia, Analía Lavin from APCNews talked to Aida Mahmutović, from APC member Owpsee in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Owpsee is one of the national partners of APC’s project “End violence: women’s rights and safety online”.

Okvir and Foundation OneWorldSEE: We all have Responsibilities in the Fight for Freedom
Okvir and Foundation OneWorldSEE: We all have Responsibilities in the Fight for Freedom 21 October 2013 Dejan Georgievski

On 11 October 2013, the press conference organised by the Okvir Association and the APC member Foundation OneWorld Platform for Southeast Europe to mark the International Coming Out Day was forcefully interrupted by a group of young men. However, the fight for freedom, security, visibility and right of LGBTIQA persons is permanent and we all have responsibility to take that fight and report, pr...

Take action! Dangerous threats to freedom of expression and information in Macedonia
Take action! Dangerous threats to freedom of expression and information in Macedonia 29 August 2013 AL

The government of Macedonia is proposing two media bills that, if approved, will severely impact Macedonians’ freedom of information and freedom of expression. Take action and ask the Minister of Information Society and Administration to reconsider the bills.

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