Freedom of expression

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


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

EMPOWER: Freedom of Expression is not a Threat

Kuala Lumpur

Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is outraged by the fine imposed by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) against BFM radio station, over an interview with Reza Aslan in 2013.

APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped

MADRID 17 December 2014 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

APC joins in the calls for the charges against Khadija Ismayilova to be dropped and for sanctions to be adopted against top Azerbaijani government officials participating in jailing and torturing journalists and free speech activists.

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Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists

10 December 2014 (APCNews)

Today, on Human Rights Day, we remember Alaa Abd El Fattah and Bassel Khartabil (aka Bassel Safadi), who are serving arbitrary sentences that will jeopardize their futures as innovative and free thinkers from the Arab region. Break the silence with us today in this global campaign for Alaa, Bassel, and the many others who have been unjustly imprisoned because of their activism.

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Pakistan: Reclaiming freedom of expression to end impunity


Bytes for All, Pakistan organized a candlelight vigil in solidarity with the global IFEX End Impunity campaign, and the #TakeBackTheTech campaign.

Over 50 civil society members and passerbys gathered to express support to the torchbearers of freedom of expression in Pakistan such as journalists and human rights defende

Communications policy in the US from May First/People Link


Association for Progressive Communications (APC) members reflect on the highlights of their work and how membership has supported them.

#UPR20: Egypt, Iraq should revise laws violating human rights

CALGARY 18 November 2014 (Shawna Finnegan for APCNews)

APC breaks down the major outcomes of the 20th session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, which focussed on Egypt and Iraq among other countries. APC has followed the UPRs of Egypt and Iraq, particularly for these states’ violations of internet rights such as freedom of expression.

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APC and partners to attend Human Rights Council 27th session

4 September 2014 (APCNews)

The 27th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC27) will take place in Geneva from 8-26 September 2014. APC will be attending the session to focus on internet rights and will be supporting a group of sexual rights activists who will be attending the Council for the first time. This briefing note highlights the key internet rights related issues in the Council’s agenda for this session as well as countries under scrutiny in the Univeral Periodic Review (UPR).

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Briefing note Human Rights Council 27th session

By Deniz D. Aydin (Access), Joy Liddicoat, Deborah Brown (September 2014, APC )
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#NotAnotherDay in Prison for Egyptian Activists

27 August 2014 (APCNews)

APC strongly condemns the continued and arbitrary detention of Alaa Abd El Fattah and Sanaa Seif for violation of Egypt’s highly restrictive public assembly law. Today, APC sadly mourns the death of Alaa and Sanaa’s father and esteemed human rights defender and lawyer, Ahmad Seif al Islam. We call on the APC community to campaign for the release of Alaa, Sanaa and all unjustly detained activists.

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