Freedom of expression

Be part of the online media revolution!

The International Press Institute is now taking applications for the IPI Press Contest.

The goal of the contest is to encourage the expansion of online free media in Africa, the Middle East and Europe by working with mobile, digital and open-source technology.

Human rights belong to people, not to networked computers

OTTAWA 9 May 2011 (GJ for APCNews)


Former New Zealand human rights commissioner Joy Liddicoat has just joined APC to lead a new Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign. Although she is busy getting ready for Internet Governance Forum consultations on May 18-19, she took a few moments to talk to APCNews.

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Mozilla stands up to Homeland Security

Last month the Department of Homeland Security issued an affidavit for Mozilla, the most popular web browser among people who’ve never watched Matlock, to remove one of its add-ons.

World Press Freedom Day – Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

World Press Freedom Day – Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

MEXICO CITY 29 April 2011 (TBTT) On May 3 join a global day of action to defend our right to share information and opinions freely online – and be our own media!
http://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/2011/05/3

World Press Freedom Day - Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

World Press Freedom Day – Take Back the Tech! to defend your right to communicate

MEXICO CITY 29 April 2011 (TBTT) On May 3 join a global day of action to defend our right to share information and opinions freely online – and be our own media!
http://www.takebackthetech.net/take-action/2011/05/3

Freedom on the Net 2011

As part of its 70th anniversary, Freedom House has published its 2011 report on Freedom on the Net.

The publication includes in-depth and detailed country reports on restrictions to internet rights, as well as a global overview of freedom on the internet.

New research on sexuality and the internet is an “eye-opener”

MONTEVIDEO 27 April 2011 (KAH and AF for APCNews)

“It was an eye-opener,” says privacy advocate Gus Hosein when he talks about the findings from APC’s exploratory research on sexuality and the internet in Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa, and USA. And it’s given him some good ammunition with which to field those annoying radio callers who question the need for privacy online.

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Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter

Amid mounting protests over fuel and food prices, the Ugandan government called on ISPs to block access to Facebook and Twitter.

A Chinese Facebook?


Mark Zuckerberg’s latest trip to China appears to have borne fruit. You know — that unidentifiable spiky fruit you just bought at the Chinese grocery store and now you’re not sure which part you’re supposed to eat.

International Press institute contest: 2.7 million dolloars to advance digital news

India

Recent events in the Middle East have shown us that a new era in news making has arrived. The internet has shaped how news is disseminated, how it is received, and how it is digested.

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