Freedom of expression

Communications surveillance victims in South Korea fight back

SEOUL 20 March 2015 (Jinbonet for APCNews)

Surveillance is one of the greatest challenges for civil society organisations trying to advance human rights on the internet. In South Korea, victims of communications surveillance have adopted an innovative approach to drawing attention to this issue, by launching a counterattack against state surveillance.

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HRC 28th session: "The violence faced by women human rights defenders has only intensified,” state APC and partners

20 March 2015 (ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA on behalf of the WHRD IC for APCNews)

The adoption of Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review report is taking place on Friday 20 March 2015. NGOs have the opportunity to make an oral statement during this time. This is the statement that ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA put together on behalf of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition, focusing on the situation of women human rights defenders in Egypt.

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HRC 28th session: Statement of ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA on behalf of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

By ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA on behalf of the WHRD IC (March 2015, APC )

The adoption of Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review report is taking place on Friday 20 March 2015. NGOs have the opportunity to make an oral statement during this time. This is the statement that the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition put together, focusing on the situation of women human rights defenders in Egypt. “We express our grave concern that the violence, intimidation and harassment faced by women human rights defenders, which were raised during Egypt’s UPR last year, has only intensified,” the statement says.

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APC at the Circumvention Tech Festival

Valencia

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression

By APC (February 2015, APC )
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Anonymity and encryption are key to freedom of expression

26 February 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC urges UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye to reaffirm the freedom to use encryption technology and communicate anonymously.

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APC stands in solidarity with Sudanese journalists, calls on government to drop charges against Madeeha Abdalla

29 January 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC strongly condemns the charges laid against Madeeha Abdalla, which are a clear violation of the universal human rights to freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to information.

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APC stands in solidarity with Sudanese journalists, calls on government to drop charges against Madeeha Abdalla

By APCNews (January 2015, APC )

On 13 January, Madeeha Abdalla, the editor-in-chief of Al-Midan, was charged by the National Intelligence and Security Services with crimes against the state.

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APC at the Global Voices Summit – Sex and the Internet. Expression, Activism, Regulation

Cebu, Philippines

The internet has been used by many across the world to discuss taboo topics, generate thoughts and reflections on (non-heteronormative) sexuality and gender, and to circumvent traditional censorship and mainstream narratives.

Bytes for All, Pakistan: Another stab from the state on media freedoms

Islamabad

Originally posted at: http://www.netfreedom.pk/?p=1069

Immediate reactions from the government after Peshawar tragedy also included abolishing the moratorium on death penalty.

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