freedom of expression

Freedom of expression and the Internet: How to reconcile practice and principles?

GENEVA 22 May 2012 (ITU)

Watch the full (and very dynamic) discussion that took place in Geneva on May 17. Five seasoned human rights defenders faced off on the specific right to freedom of expression and how it relates to the internet. How to reconcile practice and principles when it comes to freedom of expression on the net? Anyone?

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Freedom of expression and the internet: How to reconcile practice and principles?

MONTREAL 4 May 2012 (FD for APCNews)

How do we reconcile theory and practice when it comes to freedom of expression and the internet? From May 14 to 18, Geneva will be hosting the WSIS Forum 2012, where the Association for Progressive Communications has organised two thematic workshops, one of them about freedom of expression and the internet.

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Online Advocacy Summer University

BUDAPEST 6 April 2012 (Eva Bognar)

Follow this intensive summer course designed to help both researchers and activists gain new insights into the role which civil society can play in advocating for free expression online and communication policy change.

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Iran's new "clean" national internet will push many to exile, says Iranian activist

CALGARY 8 March 2012 (LC for APCNews)

Surprising as it may be, the internet in Iran started out as comparatively open in the region. However, censorship and internet clampdowns noticeably increased when conservative president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005. The internet had until then given activists, journalists and political dissidents a way to get around Iran’s restrictive media laws and communicate with the outside world.

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APC welcomes expert panel on freedom of expression

WELLINGTON 20 February 2012 (APC for APCNews)

On 29 February 2012, the Human Rights Council will convene an expert panel in Geneva to discuss the issue of freedom of expression on the internet. Drawing on the report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, the panel will focus on ways to promote freedom of expression online in accordance with international human rights law.

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Scarlet vs SABA, groundbreaking internet rights case, but does it reach far enough?

Johannesburg

The recent judgement from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on filtering and copyright enforcement has been hailed as a success for the free internet.

APC member Bytes for All condemns Pakistan's new censorship policy

ISLAMABAD 18 November 2011 (Bytes for All for Byes for All)

The Pakistan Telecommunications authority has issued a directive to all cellular providers to begin filtering SMS keywords, the latest in a series of restrictions to freedom of expression in the country.

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APC: Support Swedish proposal for UN panel on freedom of expression & the internet

JOHANNESBURG 14 September 2011 (APC for APC)

APC has put out a statement strongly endorsing the proposal of the Swedish Government for an expert panel on freedom of expression at the United Nations. We invite you to endorse the statement.

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Sweden's proposed expert panel explained

URUGUAY 9 September 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC’s Joy Liddicoat explains the significance of Sweden’s proposal to the Human Rights Council to establish an expert panel on the internet and human rights.

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Turkey abandons unpopular filtering software

OTTAWA 15 August 2011 (GJ for APCNews)

Turkey abandons plans to install mandatory filtering software after months of widespread protest. The reversal of this controversial policy shows the power of determined advocacy.

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