2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference to address freedom of expression and women's human rights online

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By FF for APCNews

PERGAMINO, Argentina, 20 March 2014

The 2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference will take place on March 21-23 in Myanmar and will address issues such as freedom of expression, privacy, and women’s human rights in evolving digital information societies. The theme of the forum is “Advancing ASEAN people’s solidarity towards sustainable peace, development, justice and democratization.”

Conference link: http://aseanpeople.org/

Other workshops here

The ASEA People’s Forum is holding its first ICTs related workshop co-organised by APC, EROTICS Indonesia, Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc, Myanmar ICT Development organization, and the Foundation for Media Alternatives. It will take place on 22 March in Myanmar, and will address issues such as freedom of expression, privacy, and women’s human rights in evolving digital information societies.

Workshop: The issues

Freedom of expression, privacy, and women’s human rights in evolving digital information societies

  • ICT development and emerging policy frameworks
  • Internet and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia
  • Cyber Martial Law – The fight for internet freedom in the Philippines
  • ICT-related VAW and ASEAN integration
  • Queering internet governance in Indonesia
  • Online harassment of Myanmar Women’s Human Rights Defenders

Where

Yangon, Myanmar Convention Center, Room 5

When

22 March, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Organisers:

Association for Progressive Communications
EROTICS Indonesia
Foundation for Media Alternatives
Myanmar ICT Development Organization
Southeast Asian Press Aliance
Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc

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