APC welcomes UN Special Rapporteur's report on the role of private actors in protecting and promoting freedom of expression in the digital age

 

Publication date: 
June 2016
Author: 
Association for Progressive Communications
Publisher: 
APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, which focuses on the critical issue of the role of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression. Kaye’s report, which will be presented at the Human Rights Council on 16 June, is the beginning of a multi-year project that will map the key private sector actors and contribute to understanding the main legal and policy issues at stake in relation to how private actors should protect and promote freedom of expression in the digital age.