Internet rights are human rights - Blog
To the best of my knowledge there were no casualties.
Today APC hosted its event at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session. The event, which focused on freedom of expression on the internet, featured speakers from across the world — including special guest Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression.
We’re hosting a human rights and interent event at the Human Rights Council on June 3rd. We would love to see you all there, since remote participation will be available. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter and take part in the debate.
APC’s own Joy Liddicoat, project leader of the Connect your rights: Internet rights are human rights campaign, moved the judges in Geneva earlier today with her spoken word performance.
Joy clinched the top spot in the competition with a stunning rendition of the classic poem by Robert Frost: “APC’s Oral Statement to the Human Ri
Senator Patrick Leahy, author of the original 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, has proposed several amendments to the ECPA in order to “keep pace with new technologies and new threats to our security”.
The report, entitled Freedom of Connection, Freedom of Expression, examines the complex legal and regulatory ecology that governs the internet. Spoiler alert, it’s not run by elves inside your circuit board.
The eG8 Forum came to a close yesterday as prominent web leaders met in Paris to discuss the future of the internet.
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest trip to China appears to have borne fruit. You know — that unidentifiable spiky fruit you just bought at the Chinese grocery store and now you’re not sure which part you’re supposed to eat.
An independent study commissioned by the Women’s Funding Network has garnered a lot of attention in recent weeks. The study, which tracks sex trafficking in online classifieds, claims that incidences of child prostitution have risen in some states by as much as 67.4% in a matter of months.
The aptly named icanstalku.com attempts to expose the dangers inherent in posting information — in this case pictures — online in a rather unconventional way: the site regularly updates its news feed with individuals’ user names and locations, all gleaned from photos posted to Twitter.
7 Billion Voices is a new online campaign whose goal is “to give everyone a voice without censorship, interference or fear of what happens after expression.” Its members advocate that the European Union take a leading role with comprehensive and effective strategies for protecting freedom of expression online, and that its leaders inco
On February 24th, LinkedIn – the popular business social networking site – was unexpectedly unavailable in China. Users suspected the site had fallen victim to China’s strict censorship regime, often called the Great Firewall.
Fortunately, LinkedIn’s sudden disappearance appears to have been only temporary, as the site was accessible again late Friday evening.