Posts Tagged ‘Association for Progressive Communications’

Vacancy at APC: Internet outreach and capacity-building coordinator for Maghreb region

March 18, 2014

The Association for Progressive Communications [APC] is partnering with a number of member organisations to build a culture of online human rights and digital security through capacity building and networking of human rights defenders in the Maghreb-Machrek region. The project aims to make regulatory frameworks governing the internet in the region more rights-oriented and to empower human rights defenders, women’s rights groups and others in civil society to use the internet effectively, safely and securely. 

As part of this project, APC is hiring an Internet rights outreach and capacity-building coordinator. Information on the job is available at:
The deadline for application is 24 March 2014!

Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders launched by APC

January 31, 2013

On 29 January 2013 the Association for Progressive Communications(APC) released its new resource “Digital security first-aid kit for human rights defenders.”

It is an interactive website publication available online at

In the face of increased human rights surveillance of ever-growing
online traffic and the multiplication of commercial interest in user
data, APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign is today putting out tips and
tricks for human rights defenders to circumvent threats to their privacy
and their information.
The kit is meant to help people working to defend human rights to act
quickly to straighten-out situations in which their personal data is
compromised or in which they suspect they have fallen victim to online
wiretapping. Relying on eight different scenarios, information is
presented to users in-need using an accessible format. The digital
security first-aid kit advises on tactics such as how to access blocked
websites and how to encrypt electronic mail.
The Digital security first-aid kit is a living project – New topic areas
will be added to the kit in future.humanrightslogo_Goodies_14_LogoVorlagenWe want to be sure that this toolkit will actually help human rights
activists wherever needed,” Mallory Knodel of APC says. “We are working
through our network of local technology groups in more than 40 countries
to achieve this”.

Connect Your Rights! – an awareness-building and advocacy campaign aimed
at framing internet rights as human rights – has produced issue papers,
infographics and many articles about internet rights violations. It monitors internet rights via its online platform. Please visit

*Digital security First Aid Kit* <>
*Connect Your Rights!* <>

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is an international
network and non-profit organisation founded in 1990: <>