Freedom of expression
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.
Written submission from APC to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (South Africa) in response to the Draft Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill
Groundbreaking report on the shrinking spaces for online freedom of assembly and association in Pakistan
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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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.
In a letter signed by several organisations to President Yahya Jammeh, they urgently request the stability and openness of the internet to be ensured during the forthcoming elections in Gambia on December 1, after receiving unconfirmed reports through a variety of sources that the government of Gambia intends to shut down the internet. We implore you to keep the internet on.