Freedom of expression

Why I work for APC

In my time on this Earth I’ve had a lot of odd jobs. I have worked in coffee shops and fruit stands; in comedy clubs and restaurants. I have worked as a researcher, and in a political party. For the government, and for the army.

None of these compares to my experience at APC.

Every day I wake up excited about what I get to do.

APC is going to be busy at the IGF

APC is organising a series of events in the context of the next IGF in Nairobi.

Does free speech apply to the internet?

Guy Berger, head of the school of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, comments on UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression Frank La Rue’s latest report on the New Media Lab blog.

Dear Librarian in Denver: Why are you filtering the internet?

ROSARIO 1 August 2011 (Flavia Fascendini for GenderIT.org)

Controlling what users can and can’t see on computers using filtering software is standard in US libraries. APC questions the Denver Public Library on their filtering policy and practices in a fictional exchange that tackles very real questions of freedom of information.

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Four special representatives for the price of one!

Four special representatives from major intergovernmental agencies have signed a joint statement on international mechanisms for promoting freedom of expression.

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media, the Organization o

Most influential Twitterati in Pakistan include 5 working to end violence against women

MONTEVIDEO 22 July 2011 (APC for APCNews)


The Express Tribune has named 5 Take Back the Tech! campaigners as among the most influential “Twitterati” in Pakistan. Thanks to the MDG3 funding, these women are using ICTs to raise the visibility of violence against women on and offline.

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Show your support for internet rights!

MONTEVIDEO 20 July 2011 (APC for APCNews)

In the wake of APC’s event at the Human Rights Council, over 40 countries have signed on to a joint statement in defense of freedom of expression. Check if your government is on the list and show your support.

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Internet and social media a tool of the affluent

According a recent report from the University of California, the internet, and social media in particular, is dominated by the rich and educated.

So who are these monocled media masters? These bourgeois bloggers?

Pakistan blocks sex, drugs AND rock and roll

OTTAWA 12 July 2011 (GJ for APCNews)


Pakistani authorities have blocked Rolling Stone magazine’s website for criticising the country’s level of military spending. But other banned sites are back online, APC has been informed.

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Google takes on sex (workers)

Google, Lord of the internet, has been the centre of some controversy of late. Well, of always. But I digress.

The internet hegemon recently removed “Turn off the Blue Light” from AdWords, claiming the site represented an egregious violation of its terms of service.

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