Statements, positions and contributions from the APC

Titlesort icon Abstract Date Languages
Letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, regarding resolution on the protection of human rights defenders addressing economic, social and cultural rights Mar 2016 English
APC condemns undermining of democracy in Brazil Mar 2016
Open letter to the UN Human Rights Council on “preventing and countering violent extremism and human rights”

Feb 2016 English
Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the impact of religion on freedom of expression and women's rights online

Feb 2016 English
Joint statement on initiatives to "counter and prevent violent extremism”

This joint written submission raises serious concerns regarding the potential impact of initiatives to counter
and “prevent violent extremism” on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Feb 2016 English
Joint letter on internet shutdown in Uganda

On the morning of national elections, February 18, Ugandan internet users were blocked from using Twitter, Facebook, and other communications platforms. The shutdown remained in place until the afternoon of Sunday, February 21. Kampala-based APC member CIPESA along with Access Now and other civil society groups around the world called for renewed respect for human rights in the wake of this violation.

Feb 2016
Empower Malaysia: "Stop censoring information"

Feb 2016
Open letter to the leaders of the world’s governments on security for all

Jan 2016
Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban in Pakistan

Jan 2016
Statement from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting

Dec 2015 English
Open letter to the Nigerian Senate on the Frivolous Petitions Prohibition Bill (aka “Social Media” Bill)

We are a coalition of Nigerian, African, and international organisations writing to you about the proposed Frivolous Petitions (Prohibitions, etc) Bill that has provisions for social media regulation.

Dec 2015
Open Letter to Blackberry regarding Pakistan's push for backdoor access and its new cybercrime bill Dec 2015
Letter to Member States of the United Nations General Assembly: Vote in favour of Human Rights Defenders resolution in General Assembly plenary

Dec 2015 English, French
Latin American organisations demand guarantees for the right to freedom of expression

Organisations defending and promoting the right to freedom of expression in Latin America, deeply concerned at the extent of media concentration in the Latin American region, issue the following declaration.

Dec 2015
APC's Written Submission on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

Dec 2015
APC member Avri Doria at WSIS+10 High Level Meeting Dec 2015
Alex Comninos' Preliminary Comments on the South Africa Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill

Dec 2015
The government of Pakistan must take immediate measures to protect the privacy of citizens, halt plans for mass surveillance

Nov 2015
Joint statement calling on the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in its current form

Nov 2015 ENGLISH
International call on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against human rights defenders

Nov 2015

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