Freedom of expression

From a RightsCon panel to a digital app

Islamabad, Pakistan

A design-thinking workshop was held in Islamabad to understand the challenges faced by different stakeholders and brainstorm the design and shape of Muavin. Photo:MMfD.A design-thinking workshop was held in Islamabad to understand the challenges faced by different stakeholders and brainstorm the design and shape of Muavin. Photo:MMfD.It was in 1996 that John Perry Barlow wrote the iconic “Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace”:https://www.eff.org/cyberspace-independence.

Welcoming Chelsea Manning home at the Internet Freedom Festival

6 March 2017 (APCNews)

Between 6 and 10 March a large part of the APC community will be in Valencia, Spain for the Internet Freedom Festival, discussing internet rights with hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical community. We think this is the perfect occasion to throw a welcome party for Chelsea Manning. Will you join us?

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Joint written statement submitted by APC to the 34th session of the Human Rights Council: Freedom of expression and religion in Asia

By APC, Bytes for All, Pakistan, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) (February 2017, APC )
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Cameroon maintains internet shutdown despite international outcry

31 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Restrictions on internet access, which have been in effect since 17 January 2017, have specifically targeted Anglophone regions. APC notes with grave concern these shutdowns ordered by the government of Cameroon.

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APC's statement on the internet shutdown in Cameroon

By APC (January 2017, APC )
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Groundbreaking report on the shrinking spaces for online freedom of assembly and association in Pakistan

11 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Bytes for All, Pakistan has launched a new report that focuses on local and international advocacy initiatives to improve Pakistan’s compliance with international human rights law and practices in relation to freedom of assembly and association online.

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Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (January 2017, APC )

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The internet shutdown in Gambia: Our story

Gambia

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Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

KUALA LUMPUR 1 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC, along with Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation, India strongly condemn the harassment of human rights defenders in Malaysia by raiding the office of Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and confiscating important documents.

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