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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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International call on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against human rights defenders

17 November 2015 (APCNews)

We, international human rights, peace and freedom of expression organizations, are gravely concerned about the harassment and prosecution of seven human rights defenders and journalists in Morocco.

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Jakarta Recommendations on Freedom of Expression in the Context of Religion

By Participants of Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedoms in Asia (June 2015, )

The Jakarta Recommendations are the outcome of discussions at a regional consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedoms in Asia, held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 3-5 June 2015. Over 140 people, comprised of experts, including the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, as well as human rights defenders and civil society activists from across Asia, participated in the regional consultation.

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India: Limited Access Restricting Expression

By Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) (October 2015, APC )
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