Freedom of expression

Statement from detained Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah

6 March 2014 (Access)

This week Access kicked off the third installation of the RightsCon conference series in San Francisco, with more than 600 people from 375 organizations and companies in attendance, representing 50 countries. One person who was not here is Alaa Abd El Fattah of Egypt. Today, he is in prison again, without justice or cause. His family shared the following statement.

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Adoption of Malaysia’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report: Implementing the recommendations: The challenges ahead

GENEVA

Friday, 21 March 2014
12h00 -14h00
Room XXIII Palais des Nations

The Coalition of Malaysian NGOs in the UPR Process (COMANGO), CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Forum Asia, World Organization Against Torture, the Association of Progressive Communications and “Asia Pacific Forum on Wom

Drafting an African internet bill of rights

JOHANNESBURG 14 February 2014 (AG for APCNews)

Civil society activists from sixteen African countries met on 12-13 February 2014 in Johannesburg to begin a dialogue towards the development of an African declaration on internet rights and freedoms.

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Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”

11 February 2014
NEW YORK 11 February 2014 (APC) -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global internet users demand an end to mass surveillance on “The day we fight back”
International community unites to protest big brother on February 11

Internet rights organisations, civil-society groups, authors, and internet users across six continents take to the digital streets to demand an end to mass surveillance on Tuesday, 11 February 20

Initiative for an African Declaration on Internet Rights co-organised by Global Partners and APC

Location: 
The Wedgwood, 75A Second Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date and time: 
Feb 12 2014 - 9:00am - Feb 13 2014 - 6:00pm

The Internet is having a tremendous impact on freedom of expression and other human rights across the African continent, offering social, political and economic opportunities. But as a highly complex and fast-changing environment, the Internet also brings with it its own challenges. In Africa, many of these challenges are playing out in a unique way.

Deadline extended! Job opportunity at APC: Protecting freedom of information, expression and association online in Asia

20 January 2014 (APC)

Join the APC Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) to coordinate APC’s policy advocacy and capacity building and activities in the project “Networking for freedom online and offline: protecting freedom of information, expression and association on the internet in India, Malaysia and Pakistan”.

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Pakistan's internet landscape

ISLAMABAD 14 January 2014 (BytesForAll)

APC member in Pakistan Bytes For All released the first ever comprehensive report mapping Pakistan’s past, present and possible future online. The report outlines internet control mechanisms deployed by the government and highlights existing legislation and its application in relation to the internet.

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Facebook blocks human rights website in Pakistan

NEW YORK

Bytes For All, APC member based in Pakistan, has been denouncing for months an agreement between Facebook and its government, whereby the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority suggests which pages pages the social network should make unavailable for users in the country.

Take Back the Tech: State surveillance violates our human rights, weakens democracy and the rule of law

This post is part of the Take Back The Tech campaign: Day 13 – State Surveillance

How do you define security? Can it be weighed against the right to privacy? What other fundamental human rights are at stake when privacy is violated, and which communities are most at risk?

Internet freedom monitoring in New Zealand

By Joy Liddicoat (November 2013, APC )

New Zealanders are generally free to express themselves online, while at the same there is a high degree of soft self-censorship. These are some of the findings of a new report produced by APC and funded by InternetNZ.

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