freedom of expression

Joint statement on Egypt: Presidential pardon frees some women human rights defenders, while others are still detained

2 October 2015 (Nazra for Feminist Studies)

The delay in the release of both Ms. Salwa Mihriz and Ms. Nahed Sherif is quite atrocious, especially that Ms. Mihriz’s release is halted by the fact that her name is not written correctly in the pardon decision. As for Ms. Mahienour El-Massry, it is feared that her exclusion from the concerned pardon is a result of her being targeted for her well-known and prominent human rights activism.

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Bangladesh: Government must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings

19 August 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan strongly condemn the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel. We grieve over this senseless act of violence together with Niloy’s family and friends, and extend unconditional solidarity and our deepest condolences to the victims of crimes of intolerance towards free expression.

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Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression

19 August 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC and EMPOWER denounce the proposed reforms in Malaysia, as they will contribute to the crackdown on free expression in Malaysia.

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The government of Bangladesh must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings

By APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan (August 2015, APC )
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Article 19 Tunisia: Equipping civil society organisations with knowledge of online censorship


Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

Malaysia: Goverment considers registering portal

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APC Statement of Solidarity with Netzpolitik Journalists

4 August 2015 (APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) decries the now suspended treason investigation into Netzpolitik journalists Markus Beckedahl and Andre Meister.

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Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation

17 July 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC submits a statement to UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, that makes the case that whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation and enable them to report offences safely and freely.

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Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources

By APC (July 2015, APC )

The courageous actions of whistleblowers defend human rights, save lives and billions of dollars in public funds, and contribute to making governments more transparent and companies more accountable.

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