Freedom of expression

APC member FMA continues to fight for internet freedom despite passage of "Cyber Martial Law"

QUEZON CITY 11 March 2014 (Foundation for Media Alternatives for APCNews)

The Foundation for Media Alternatives is dismayed by the Philippine Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the majority of provisions in a cyber crime law that the organisation views as oppressive, susceptible to abuse, and against the fundamental liberties guaranteed by the constitution.

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Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on whistleblowers

By APC, Reporters Without Borders, Access, Article 19, EFF, Privacy International (March 2014, )
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Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on privacy

By APC, Reporters Without Borders, Access, Article 19, EFF, Privacy International (March 2014, )
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Statement from detained Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah

6 March 2014 (Access)

This week Access kicked off the third installation of the RightsCon conference series in San Francisco, with more than 600 people from 375 organizations and companies in attendance, representing 50 countries. One person who was not here is Alaa Abd El Fattah of Egypt. Today, he is in prison again, without justice or cause. His family shared the following statement.

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Adoption of Malaysia’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report: Implementing the recommendations: The challenges ahead

GENEVA

Friday, 21 March 2014
12h00 -14h00
Room XXIII Palais des Nations

The Coalition of Malaysian NGOs in the UPR Process (COMANGO), CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Forum Asia, World Organization Against Torture, the Association of Progressive Communications and “Asia Pacific Forum on Wom

Drafting an African internet bill of rights

JOHANNESBURG 14 February 2014 (AG for APCNews)

Civil society activists from sixteen African countries met on 12-13 February 2014 in Johannesburg to begin a dialogue towards the development of an African declaration on internet rights and freedoms.

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Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”

11 February 2014
NEW YORK 11 February 2014 (APC) -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”
International community unites to protest big brother on February 11

Internet rights organisations, civil-society groups, authors, and internet users across six continents take to the digital streets to demand an end to mass surveillance on Tuesday, 11 February 20

Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC

Location: 
The Wedgwood, 75A Second Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date and time: 
Feb 12 2014 - 9:00am - Feb 13 2014 - 6:00pm

The Internet is having a tremendous impact on freedom of expression and other human rights across the African continent, offering social, political and economic opportunities. But as a highly complex and fast-changing environment, the Internet also brings with it its own challenges. In Africa, many of these challenges are playing out in a unique way.

Deadline extended! Job opportunity at APC: Protecting freedom of information, expression and association online in Asia

20 January 2014 (APC)

Join the APC Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) to coordinate APC’s policy advocacy and capacity building and activities in the project “Networking for freedom online and offline: protecting freedom of information, expression and association on the internet in India, Malaysia and Pakistan”.

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Pakistan's internet landscape

ISLAMABAD 14 January 2014 (BytesForAll)

APC member in Pakistan Bytes For All released the first ever comprehensive report mapping Pakistan’s past, present and possible future online. The report outlines internet control mechanisms deployed by the government and highlights existing legislation and its application in relation to the internet.

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