freedom of expression
At the Internet Freedom Festival: "Political expression, minorities, human rights defenders are under threat in Pakistan"
“Political expression, minorities, human rights defenders, journalists are under threat in Pakistan.” This was the message stressed at the beginning of a session organised by Bytes for All, Pakistan, on the state of surveillance and censorship in the country, at the Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia, Spain.
“Joining Forces to Fight Censorship and Surveillance” is the motto of the Internet Freedom Festival taking place in Valencia on 1-6 March.
This was the message sent by Malaysian human rights group EMPOWER, in reaction to the latest internet censorship developments in the country.
Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities
Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion, are increasingly taking place online, and disproportionally impact women and sexual minorities.
Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the impact of religion on freedom of expression and women's rights online
Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC demand clarity from the government of Pakistan and Google regarding the terms agreed on.
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)
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.