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APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video

MONTEVIDEO 19 May 2011 (APC for APCNews)

As part of APC’s Connect your rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign, APC is co-hosted a side-event at the Human Rights Council’s seventeenth session in Geneva on 3 June.

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BREAKING NEWS: Social networking sites face ban in Pakistan

MONTEVIDEO 19 May 2011 (APC)

A new ruling by the Lahore High Court may result in a total ban of social media in Pakistan reports APC. Critics condemn the ban as unnecessary, unjust and ultimately counterproductive.

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Anti-Facebook lawyer in violation of Pakistan's irony laws

Muhammad Azhar Siddique, the lawyer behind the most recent push to ban social networking sites in Pakistan, told reporters that he spends up to 14 hours a day logged onto Facebook.

2nd Asia Pacific Regional IGF (APrIGF) 2011

Dhaka

Internet is everywhere a part of our lives, its importance most vividly captured in the recent news in the Middle East for political change, and in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. This importance has been noticed by governments, business and civil society groups.

Korean Progressive Network issues statement to the Human Rights Council

The Korean Progressive Network JINBONET, which has received special consultative status for the seventeenth session of the UN Human Rights Council, has issued a call for the council to examine the issue of human rights and ICTs in South Korea.

Be part of the online media revolution!

The International Press Institute is now taking applications for the IPI Press Contest.

The goal of the contest is to encourage the expansion of online free media in Africa, the Middle East and Europe by working with mobile, digital and open-source technology.

Human rights belong to people, not to networked computers

OTTAWA 9 May 2011 (GJ for APCNews)


Former New Zealand human rights commissioner Joy Liddicoat has just joined APC to lead a new Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign. Although she is busy getting ready for Internet Governance Forum consultations on May 18-19, she took a few moments to talk to APCNews.

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Wikileaks has competition

Want the Wikileaks without the Julian Assange?

Well the Wall Street Journal has the answer. It recently introduced SafeHouse, an online drop box for whistleblowers to release documents anonymously.

And they are not alone.

Social empowerment, media literacies and the relevance of Social Media

Brazil

How spontaneous and public conversation among people who use the internet can be organized as citizen news agencies? Maybe you have a profile on a social media service. If not, for sure you have many friends who are already there talking about themselves, news, music, entertainment and cool things they think you might want to know about.

World Press Freedom Day – Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

World Press Freedom Day – Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

MEXICO CITY 29 April 2011 (TBTT) On May 3 join a global day of action to defend our right to share information and opinions freely online – and be our own media!
http://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/2011/05/3

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