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Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

KUALA LUMPUR 1 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC, along with Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation, India strongly condemn the harassment of human rights defenders in Malaysia by raiding the office of Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and confiscating important documents.

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Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

By APC, Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation (December 2016, APC )

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#KeepitOn: Joint letter on the internet and the election in Gambia

By Various (November 2016, )

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Crackdown on Bersih 2.0: APC condemns relentless attacks on freedom of assembly in Malaysia

By APC (November 2016, )
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Blackout! Kashmir and network shutdowns

India

Kashmir, March 2016. Source: Doamuslims on TwitterKashmir, March 2016. Source: Doamuslims on TwitterSince July 2016, Kashmir has seen one of the longest, largest and most unified movements against human rights violations by the military, along with demands for demilitarisation and autonomy for the region.

"Not ready to wait": Freedom of expression and religion

India

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Landmark HRC resolution condemns threats to women journalists and restrictions on encryption

30 September 2016 (APC for APCNews)

The UN Human Rights Council passed a groundbreaking resolution today concerning the safety of journalists. APC welcomes this landmark resolution, in particular its condemnation of the specific attacks on women journalists, its recognition that encryption and anonymity tools are vital for the work of journalists, and its call on all states to release arbitrarily detained journalists.

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The question of the day: How to protect human rights online while countering violent extremism?

26 September 2016 (Deborah Brown and Rafik Dammak for APCNews)

Among the more than a dozen reports from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that were discussed last week at the Human Rights Council, one addressed a topic very relevant to internet policy and regulation: how to protect and promote human rights while preventing and countering violent extremism.

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The gender binary: Thank you!

Chennai, India

Pencil drawing by Living Smile Vidya, theatre actress and activist based in Chennai.Pencil drawing by Living Smile Vidya, theatre actress and activist based in Chennai.This is a thank you note. It is also a statement of purpose.

Let’s start, not in media res, but at the beginning.

I have been “online” – in as many senses of the word as is possible – since 1997-98.

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