freedom of expression

Pakistan: Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban

ISLAMABAD 25 January 2016 (APCNews)

Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC demand clarity from the government of Pakistan and Google regarding the terms agreed on.

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Call for clarity on terms of lifting of YouTube ban in Pakistan

By Bytes for All Pakistan and APC (January 2016, APC )

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Malaysian government must not violate our freedom of expression and privacy online

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Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) is gravely concerned over a statement by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar on 12 January 2016. He claimed the police “have no choice but to beef up efforts to monitor social media as many Internet users in the country abuse the platform by issuing insensitive comments”.

Open letter to the Nigerian Senate on the Frivolous Petitions Prohibition Bill (aka “Social Media” Bill)

(December 2015, APC )

We are a coalition of Nigerian, African, and international organisations writing to you about the proposed Frivolous Petitions (Prohibitions, etc) Bill that has provisions for social media regulation.

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India needs to improve the right to freedom of online expression: report

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UN expert urges Pakistan to ensure protection of freedom of expression in draft Cybercrime Bill

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India needs to improve the right to freedom of online expression: report

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India needs to improve the right to freedom of online expression, according to recommendations of a report by the Digital Empowerment Foundation. The report, titled Limited Access Restricting Expression, and released on Thursday, also makes a case for expansion of quality Internet access and last mile connectivity in both urban and rural India.

Understanding freedom of expression online and offline

Joao Pessoa, Brazil

Ritu Srivastava, from Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) India, participated in the workshop Freedom of Expression Online: Gaps in Policy and Practice at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil. She writes:

We are no longer living in an offline society.

We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill

30 November 2015 (APCNews)

At APC, we remain concerned about the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in Pakistan which poses grave risks to freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and access to information in the country.

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