Freedom of expression

Join the UNESCO proposal for World Radio Day

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Spanish Radio Academy to propose to the UNESCO the founding of a “World Radio Day” within the
International Days UN calendar

At the request of Spain, UNESCO Executive Board will consider a proposal to declare a World Radio Day at its 187th session on 21 September – 7 October this year.

APCNews 143 – Internet rights are human rights, digital migration, digital stories – 13/06/11

APCNews 143 – Internet rights are human rights, digital migration, digital stories – 13/06/11

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APCNews – 13 June 2011 – Year XI Issue 143
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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Egypt: Court fines Mubarak a

The great firewall of China - internet censorhip in China

China

The Great Firewall is the unofficial name of the system censoring the internet in China. It’s famous for blocking access to some of the world’s most widely used websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. The full extent of the censorship is much larger, constantly changing and not fully known.

Human Rights Council: Oral statement by APC on violence against women

By Joy Liddicoat (June 2011, APC )
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APC successfully hosts event on freedom of expression -- sandwiches were delicious.

To the best of my knowledge there were no casualties.

Today APC hosted its event at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session. The event, which focused on freedom of expression on the internet, featured speakers from across the world — including special guest Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression.

Egypt: Court fines Mubarak and Vodafone for communications blackouts

MONTEVIDEO 2 June 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC welcomes the recent ruling of an Egyptian court that fined former president Mubarak and two of his aides $90 million for cutting internet and cell phones communications during the Egyptian revolution earlier this year.

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Follow our internet rights event on Twitter and join the conversation!

BUENOS AIRES

We’re hosting a human rights and interent event at the Human Rights Council on June 3rd. We would love to see you all there, since remote participation will be available. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter and take part in the debate.

Last week the G8, this week the UN: APC helps Access Now campaign in Geneva

2 June 2011 (Access Now)

Major international decisions are being made about the internet in the coming weeks – decisions that could affect the internet as we know it forever. This week the United Nations Human Rights Council will receive its first ever official report on freedom of expression online – and APC is helping deliver the message to the UN in Geneva.

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U.N. Special Rapporteur Calls Upon States to Protect Anonymous Speakers Online

GENEVA

On June 3, EFF will begin live coverage of a critical discussion about online freedom of expression held by the 47 member states of the U.N Human Rights Council during its seventeenth session in Geneva.

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