Freedom of expression

Forum Europe-China: IT systems on the age of the Internet

Liège, Belgium

Citizens in China and Europe from the academia, NGO, companies, "state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

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met in Liège (Belgium) to exchange perspectives and discuss on the topic of Information Society and the Internet in China and Europe. The workshop on "IT systems on the age of the Internet" (4-5 October) was the first step of the China-Europe Forum (6-7 October).

Nothing succeeds like success!

Pakistan

...So not only, Musharraf was exploiting public money but the money received purely for development purposes. Since Musharraf is "darling of the west", so am sure that nobody will question him or his Government on this outrageous expenditure and all the audits and reports will be cleared with no problems.

Open up the Community Radio as Pilot basis: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee

BNNRC, Dhaka

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and with other Civil Society Organizations ("What is civil society?", initial working definition adopted by the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics">CSOs

) has been continuing The American Heritage Dictionaries on Answers.com ">advocacy

with the Government for a long time to open up the Community Radio in Bangladesh.

EDRI General Assembly Reaffirms Current Course

Skopje, Macedonia

Delegates representing NGOs-members of the EDRI (European Digital Rights) network took part in the General Assembly (GA) in Berlin September 1-2, 2007, discussing current issues of interest and the overall functioning of the association.

Against the grain

GRAHAMSTOWN, South Africa

I neared the press scrum. Really looked
like some big wig was being interviewed. A South African minister? A popular
news anchor, a role model for the many media students here at the Highway
Africa
conference? In the middle of the crowd, gathered on September 10, the
first day of the biggest African conference on media and journalism, was Geoff
Nyarota
. Anyone know him?

Part Two: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgarie

In this article I speak to Milena Bokova, BlueLink Information Network executive director, who talks about the intimidation against her colleague, blogger Michel Bozgounov, the threats to the freedom of online expression in her country, and the Bluelink Freenet Campaign.

Part One: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria

The June 29, 2007 decision of the Bulgarian Administrative Court (VAS) to remove the protected status
of the National Park Strandzha, has evoked a strong reaction from the
Bulgarian blogsphere and also from the country’s vibrant environmental
movement.

Bloggers intimidated as wave of environmental protests hits Bulgaria

SOFIA, BULGARIA 1 August 2007 (APC blog)

The Bulgarian police has called in bloggers and pressured them to stop writing about the recent wave of environmental protests that has swept across the country in the recent weeks. While the issue is hot in Bulgaria and broadly covered by the Bulgarian press, APC’s member in Bulgaria (BlueLink) believes this deserves to go global.

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Autonomy, security, identity: Beautiful words, worrying ties in the electronic world

MONTRÉAL, Canada

What does identity have to do with security? How can we guarantee secure electronic user identification without compromising "African journalists trained in how to communicate securely online" (APCNews and Toni Eliasz, 30 September 2004), Take Back the Tech! and APC Internet Rights Charter">privacy

? Why do airport officials need to know about your DNA when they are actually looking to see if you carry a bomb? The seventeenth edition of the Computer, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) conference held in Montréal, Canada, from May 1 to 4 2007, brought together many experts in order to tackle these questions.

Bulgaria: Local and international freedom of expression networks turn up the heat

MONTREAL, CANADA 22 May 2007 (FD for APCNews)

Amendments to Bulgaria’s Access to Public Information Act were passed by the National Assembly at the first reading. Many of the proposed changes breach established international standards on the right to information and appear specifically designed to hinder access to public records.

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