Freedom of expression
The internet has been used by many across the world to discuss taboo topics, generate thoughts and reflections on (non-heteronormative) sexuality and gender, and to circumvent traditional censorship and mainstream narratives.
Originally posted at: http://www.netfreedom.pk/?p=1069
Immediate reactions from the government after Peshawar tragedy also included abolishing the moratorium on death penalty.
Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged by the fine imposed by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) against BFM radio station, over an interview with Reza Aslan in 2013.
APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped and for sanctions to be adopted against top Azerbaijani government officials participating in jailing and torturing journalists and free speech activists.
Today, on Human Rights Day, we remember Alaa Abd El Fattah and Bassel Khartabil (aka Bassel Safadi), who are serving arbitrary sentences that will jeopardize their futures as innovative and free thinkers from the Arab region. Break the silence with us today in this global campaign for Alaa, Bassel, and the many others who have been unjustly imprisoned because of their activism.
Bytes for All, Pakistan organized a candlelight vigil in solidarity with the global IFEX End Impunity campaign, and the #TakeBackTheTech campaign.
Over 50 civil society members and passerbys gathered to express support to the torchbearers of freedom of expression in Pakistan such as journalists and human rights defende
Association for Progressive Communications (APC) members reflect on the highlights of their work and how membership has supported them.
APC breaks down the major outcomes of the 20th session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, which focussed on Egypt and Iraq among other countries. APC has followed the UPRs of Egypt and Iraq, particularly for these states’ violations of internet rights such as freedom of expression.
The 27th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC27) will take place in Geneva from 8-26 September 2014. APC will be attending the session to focus on internet rights and will be supporting a group of sexual rights activists who will be attending the Council for the first time. This briefing note highlights the key internet rights related issues in the Council’s agenda for this session as well as countries under scrutiny in the Univeral Periodic Review (UPR).