Freedom of expression
Human Rights Council: APC's comment on human rights with regard to the internet and transnational corporations
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 during the Egyptian revolution.
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 thi
The proposed bill criminalises a number of online activities, granting Japanese authorities extremely broad powers to monitor and investigate their citizens. It also requires network providers to record and hold communications data on all users so it can be used by law enforcement agencies.
APC’s own Joy Liddicoat, project leader of the Connect your rights: Internet rights are human rights campaign, moved the judges in Geneva earlier today with her spoken word performance.
Joy clinched the top spot in the competition with a stunning rendition of the classic poem by Robert Frost: “APC’s Oral Statement to the Human Ri
The report, entitled Freedom of Connection, Freedom of Expression, examines the complex legal and regulatory ecology that governs the internet. Spoiler alert, it’s not run by elves inside your circuit board.
On May 13 2011, the Lahore High Court in Pakistan ruled that Facebook and other websites were in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and should be banned in the country. Curious to understand more about this ruling, Clea Caulcutt of Radio France International’s Web Watch programme speaks to Grady Johnson of APC’s Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign to get a better understanding of what is at stake. Listen to the interview
The eG8 Forum came to a close yesterday as prominent web leaders met in Paris to discuss the future of the internet.
Frank La Rue — the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression — is presenting his annual report at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva.
The report, available here, breaks ground in a number of important areas.