Statements, positions and contributions from the APC
|Remarks from the Association for Progressive Communications on the Draft Online Regulation Policy of the Film and Publication Board of South Africa||
On 4 March 2015, the Film and Publication Board (FPB) gazetted the Draft Online Regulation Policy and opened it for public comment. In effect the policy would allow the FPB, at its discretion, to classify user-generated content on any online content platform.
|WSIS ten-year review - The way forward: Harnessing information and communications technologies for development||Jul 2015||English, Español|
|APC's oral statement on violence against women at the UN Human Rights Council||
During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the 29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, APC delivered an oral statement calling on all states to develop effective responses to technology-related violence against women as a matter of urgency as part of their existing obligations to uphold women’s human rights.
|HRC29: Joint statement by Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications||
Today at the Human Rights Council, Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) delivered a joint statement calling for urgent attention to the deteriorating situation in Malaysia with regards to the rights to freedom of expression and association.
|HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications||
At the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.
|Jakarta Recommendations on Freedom of Expression in the Context of Religion||
The Jakarta Recommendations are the outcome of discussions at a regional consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedoms in Asia, held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 3-5 June 2015. Over 140 people, comprised of experts, including the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, as well as human rights defenders and civil society activists from across Asia, participated in the regional consultation.
|Jun 2015||Jakarta Recommendations|
|Joint Civil Society Statement to the Human Rights Council: Promote Strong Encryption and Anonymity in the Digital Age||
APC has joined 26 NGOs in welcoming the report of UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communication, which was presented to the Human Rights Council today.
|Letter to the President of the UN General Assembly on the World Summit on the Information Society Ten-year Review (WSIS+10)||
|The Right to Privacy in Lebanon - Stakeholder Report for the Universal Periodic Review 23rd Session||
This stakeholder report is a submission by Privacy International, Social Media Exchange and the Association for Progressive Communications. Together PI, SMEX and APC wish to bring their concerns about the protection and promotion of the right to privacy in Lebanon before the Human Rights Council for consideration in Lebanon’s upcoming review.
|APC statement on the Global Conference on Cyberspace, The Hague, 16-17 April 2015||
We encourage the Global Conference of Cyberspace organisers to work closely with civil society groups and human rights defenders in the preparations for the event and to take local challenges fully into account, such as the hostile online environment that many journalists and human and women’s rights defenders have to confront.
|Joint Statement on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 Pakistan||May 2015||English|
|Statement on the occasion of the 18th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development||May 2015||English|
|Statement on the occasion of the WSIS Forum 2015, Geneva 25 – 29 May||May 2015||English|
|Criteria for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy||Apr 2015||English|
|Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) response to the Consultation on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) Services/ Internet Services and Net Neutrality||Apr 2015||English|
|Joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia||
We would like to express our concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia and the recent amendments introduced to the Sedition Act. The amendments also threaten freedom of expression online.
|Statement: Stop defamation against the women human rights defenders of CEDEHM in Mexico||
As a member of the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (WHRDIC), APC has signed this statement expressing serious concerns about the situation of women human rights defenders Luz Estela Castro, Director of the Women’s Human Rights Center (CEDEHM) and Irma Villanueva, Director of the Legal Department of CEDEHM in Chihuahua, México.
|Suggestions for right to privacy-related questions to be included in the list of issues on South Africa, Human Rights Committee||
|WHRDIC urges Chinese authorities to release five young feminists||
The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) calls on Wang Xiaohong, the Director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Chairman Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to immediately and unconditionally ensure the release of the five young women human rights defenders who were criminally detained in China after they planned events to protest sexual harassment on International Women’s Day.
|68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy||
We encourage governments to support the creation of a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.