Freedom of expression

Publishing video advocacy stories of migrants in Malaysia

Malaysia

[img_assist|nid=19631|title=|desc=By supporting migrant workers to take the lead in telling their stories through video, EngageMedia invited audiences to gain a better understanding of their personal experiences, in order to weaken stereotypes and foster a climate of tolerance.

New centre to support internet freedom in the Maghreb and Mashreq

Tunis

[img_assist|nid=19609|title=|desc=Photo taken in Tunis, the site of Alternatives’ regional training centre.

Freedom of expression under threat in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

[img_assist|nid=19579|title=|desc=VOICE has been working to strengthen freedom of expression online with different stakeholders, by building capacity, raising awareness and influencing policy to create an enabling environment for internet users.

Supporting ICT education in Romania

Romania

Young children in school in Romania. Photo: Flore de PréneufYoung children in school in Romania. Photo: Flore de PréneufBeyond the “invisible work” of network support for the ngo.ro community, the StrawberryNet team has implemented an ICT education project for students aged eight to ten.

Underscoring human rights in fight against the Philippines' Cyber Martial Law


[img_assist|nid=19584|title=|desc=FMA leads an ongoing fight in the Philippines against the 2012 Cybercrime Prevention Act.

Defending freedom of speech online in Chile

Chile


[img_assist|nid=19576|title=|desc=The meme #FreeRod was used in a social media campaign to build support for Ferrari’s cause.

Supporting independent journalism to strengthen free speech and democracy in Bulgaria

Bulgaria

The BlueLink.net team builds their capacity in independent journalism. Photo: BlueLink.net.The BlueLink.net team builds their capacity in independent journalism. Photo: BlueLink.net.The decline of freedom of speech in Bulgaria is no surprise, with the country steadily receiving record low ratings within the EU from Freedom House, Reporters Without Borders and other international watchdogs.

Experts Meeting On Freedom Of Expression, Children's Rights And The Internet In Africa

Date and time: 
Aug 11 2014

Organisers

Other- name of organisation: 
Demos Institute and the Association for Progressive Communications

The meeting, convened by the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, in collaboration with APC, will look at the issues related to the protection and promotion of children’s rights in the area of communication media and internet in Africa.

Other information
Location: 
Milpark Garden Court Hotel Cnr. Empire Road and Owl Street Auckland Park Johannesburg, South Africa 2073

Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges

Date and time: 
Aug 12 2014

Venue

Country: 
South Africa

Organisers

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APC
Other- name of organisation: 
Demos Institute and the Association for Progressive Communications

In 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, presented recommendations for governments in the area of access to internet and freedom of expression.

Other information
Location: 
Milpark Garden Court Hotel, Cnr. Empire Road and Owl Street, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 2073

Public consultation: African declaration for internet rights and freedoms

31 July 2014 (ET for APCNews)

Earlier this year, civil society organisations drafted the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms in order to guide internet development across Africa. APC and partners launched a wide, public consultation online and through meetings across the continent. Everyone is invited to contribute. The consultation closes 4 August. French and Arabic versions are available.

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