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State propaganda and censorship not an answer to governance failures
Islamabad, December 30, 2014: Bytes For All is alarmed by the recommendations made by Pakistani parliamentary body that seeks to impose McCarthyism-style regulations on the media and Internet, in reaction to the December 16 Peshawar school attack.
On December 24, the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information
From the recent arrest of a Bahraini women’s rights activist over the content of her tweets to the threats made against Emma Watson after her speech to the United Nations, women who speak out for equality and justice too often face backlash and threats.
Syrian activist and blogger Razan Ghazzawi and Lebanese activist, blogger and APC’s EROTICS project coordinator Nadine Moawad were joined by Ka
While the debate around anonymity rarely gets seen from a feminist angle, women go through this feeling of being watched online and offline every day of their lives. It happens so often and so persistently that it has increasingly become synonymous to the experience of being a woman.
When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways.
It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people.
Discourses on issues of safety are not new to feminists. Strategies to resist sexual harassment in the office, verbal abuse on the streets, physical violence in the home, shaming in social spaces and sexualised threats to women human rights defenders are continually being revisited and reworked.
At the NETmundial opening ceremony in Sao Paulo, President Dilma Rousseff sanctioned the historic Marco Civil Internet Bill of Rights, which was formally approved by the national parliament in March.
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What is a United Nations resolution?
United Nations resolutions are formal texts adopted by a UN body, s
In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights programme advocates for the protection, promotion and respect of human rights at the national level through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council involving a review of the human rights rec
Maureen James is Funding and Strategy Specialist at the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) where she has been mobilising funds to support implementation of IFEX programmes and projects since 2003.
During the first day of the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet which ocurred in Port Dickson, Malaysia, to explore the collective understanding of what a feminist internet looks like, a panel on “Power, politics and agency” took place with the participation of Chat Garcia Ramilo from the Philippines, Joy
Why are internet rights important to sexual rights activists and why are sexual rights important to internet rights activists?
New edition of Security in-a-Box: Challenges faced by women human rights defenders and sexual rights activists
Tactical Tech, Frontline and APC are working on a new edition of Security in-a-Box, which will focus explicitly on the particular challenges faced by women human rights defenders (WHRDs) and, more importantly, ways in which these challenges can be overcome.
This new edition will include an
The final adoption of recommendations made to Nigeria at the Universal Periodic Review took place on the 20th of March 2014 (video available here). Nigeria, a member state of the UN, was previously reviewed at the 17th session of the UPR in October 2013.
Monitoring internet rights worldwide
Bangladesh: Call for effective protection after another blogger hacked to death RSF - 22 weeks 2 days ago
WHRDIC condemns killing of Shaimaa Elsabbagh WHRDIC - 26 weeks 4 days ago
Prominent women human rights defender Esraa Abdel-Fattah banned from traveling outside Egypt AWID - 26 weeks 6 days ago
The UK wants to essentially ban all secure communications APCNews - 28 weeks 6 days ago
Saudi Arabia to commence public flogging of activist sentenced to 1,000 lashes APCNews - 29 weeks 4 days ago
APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped APCNews - 32 weeks 5 days ago
Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists APCNews - 33 weeks 6 days ago
Azerbaijan arrests one more critical voice, Khadija Ismayilova Human Rights House - 34 weeks 14 hours ago
Case Watch: Top Argentine Court Blazes a Trail on Online Free Expression OSF - 39 weeks 4 days ago