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Internet rights are human rights - Publications

APC commends Brazil's historic step towards a Civil Rights Framework for the Internet

(March 2014, APC )
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Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter

(March 2014, APC )

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

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Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on whistleblowers

By APC, Reporters Without Borders, Access, Article 19, EFF, Privacy International (March 2014, )
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Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on privacy

By APC, Reporters Without Borders, Access, Article 19, EFF, Privacy International (March 2014, )
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Briefing note: Human Rights Council 25th session

By By Deborah Brown (Access), Joy Liddicoat and Shawna Finnegan (APC) (February 2014, APC and Access )

The 25th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) will take place in Geneva from March 3rd to 28th. This note provides information on internet related human rights issues in the upcoming session of the HRC.

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Contributions to the ITU Strategic Plan 2016-2019

(February 2014, APC )
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Internet freedom monitoring in New Zealand

By Joy Liddicoat (November 2013, APC )

New Zealanders are generally free to express themselves online, while at the same there is a high degree of soft self-censorship. These are some of the findings of a new report produced by APC and funded by InternetNZ.

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Enabling Openness: The future of the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Various (November 2013, IDRC & Fundación Comunica )

Valeria Betancourt, APC policy manager, wrote two chapters of this book: “Citizen participation in the age of the information society” and “ICT for development milestones and approaches in Latin America and the Caribbean”. The book builds on a seminar, Open Development: Exploring the future of the information society in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Montevideo on 2-3 April 2013.

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Internet intermediary liability: Identifying best practices for Africa

By Nicolo Zingales (November 2013, APC )

Internet intermediary liability can have a significant deterrent effect on intermediaries’ willingness and ability to provide services, and therefore may end up hindering the development of the internet itself. For this reason, legislators around the globe have defined special “comfort zones” for the operation of intermediaries, also known as “safe harbours”, limiting the liability of such entities in specific sets of circumstances.

As this background paper illustrates, significant differences exist concerning the subjects of these limitations, their scope and their modes of operation. Nevertheless, international best practices can be identified that may provide useful guidance for the drafting or the improvement of the current legislation in a number of African countries.

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Open letter from the Fair Deal coalition to government representatives behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)

By Fair Deal coalition (November 2013, )
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Support to the UN General Assembly draft resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age

By 13 principles coallition (November 2013, )
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Response to Pakistan's submission to the 24th Human Rights Council on the importance of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance

By APC and Bytes for All (October 2013, APC )
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Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report

By Shawna Finnegan (September 2013, APC )
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Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance

By APC (September 2013, )
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Joint statement on surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session

(September 2013, APC, Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International )

APC, together with Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International have submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session. The statement highlights the need to bring surveillance practices in line with international human rights norms, in a manner consistent with the International principles on the application of human rights to communications surveillance, and makes specific recommendations to the HRC.

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Human Rights Council briefing note: 24th Session

By Joy Liddicoat and Deborah Brown (September 2013, APC and Access )

Access and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) have prepared a short briefing on the internet related human rights items that will be addressed at Human Rights Council 24, as well as some background on the Council’s work on the internet and human rights.

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Universal Periodic Review of Macedonia - Joint stakeholder submission

By AG and SF (June 2013, APC )

APC and Metamorphosis Foundation made a joint submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review in light of recent changes to laws in Macedonia, particularly with regards to media freedom. These changes effectively threaten fundamental human rights in Macedonia, both online and offline. The submission focuses on freedom of expression, freedom of press, privacy and hate speech.

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