Freedom of expression

APC to push for internet rights in UN human rights reviews

OTTAWA 31 October 2011 (GJ for APCNews)

The human rights records of forty-eight countries are under review this year as part of the Universal Periodic Review process. APC’s Joy Liddicoat and Henrik Almstrom explain the significance of the UPR and how APC is working for it to protect rights online.

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Sneak preview of GISWatch 2011

OTTAWA 28 October 2011 (GJ for APCNews)

The new edition of Global Information Society Watch 2011 focuses on internet rights and democracy. It features stories from almost 60 countries including on internet in prisons in Argentina and the role of social media during the Arab uprisings. GISW 2011 is out in December but you can read some chapters now online.

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Egypt's Supreme Council goes "old school" on Egyptian blogger

The retrial of jailed Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was postponed this week, sparking anger and protest.

Maikel has been imprisoned since 28 March for his criticism of the military government, however, his original sentencing was overturned on appeal.

APC welcomes the passing of the Swedish resolution to investigate human rights on the internet

NAIROBI 30 September 2011 (APC for APCNews)

The Swedish proposal to establish an expert panel on human rights and the internet passes by consensus at the Human Rights Council. APC welcomes this as a crucial step to having internet rights be the theme of the 2012 IGF.

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Can we have internet governance without internet rights?

NAIROBI 29 September 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC’s pre-event on access as a right helps bring human rights issues to the forefront at the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi

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Op-Ed: Colombian Law Sets Dangerous Precedent says APC

WELLINGTON 26 September 2011 (Joy Liddicoat for IPS)

Colombian lawmakers are studying the “Lleras law”, the latest effort by that country to secure a free trade agreement with the United States by submitting to U.S. demands to comply with U.S. intellectual property laws. The bill is currently being fast-tracked with little input or consultation from Colombian citizens.

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APC: Support Swedish proposal for UN panel on freedom of expression & the internet

JOHANNESBURG 14 September 2011 (APC for APC)

APC has put out a statement strongly endorsing the proposal of the Swedish Government for an expert panel on freedom of expression at the United Nations. We invite you to endorse the statement.

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APC Statement of Support for An Expert Panel on Freedom of Expression and the Internet at the UN

By APC (September 2011, APC )

APC puts out a statement strongly endorsing the proposal of the Swedish Government for an expert panel on human rights and the internet at the United Nations.

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New stats on porn and internet!


We’ve been waiting for new statistics for over half a decade now and finally here they are. Woo hoo!

So now we can quote Dr.

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