freedom of expression

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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Internet Governance Forum 2011: Pre-event on access as a right

OTTAWA 8 August 2011 (GJ for APCNews)

APC and partners are hosting a pre-event on access to the internet from a human rights perspective on Monday September 26 at the sixth Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Four special representatives for the price of one!

Four special representatives from major intergovernmental agencies have signed a joint statement on international mechanisms for promoting freedom of expression.

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media, the Organization o

Joint Statement on Freedom of Expression

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US leads the charge in building 'shadow internet'

The US State Department has been practically throwing money at activists and entrepreneurs in an effort to build independent internet networks for citizens of repressive regimes. This comes as part of a wider US effort to help internet users, particularly human rights activists, evade government censorship and surveillance.

Gay Girl in Damascus is really a man

So it turns out Gay Girl in Damascus, the “woman” who stole our hearts with tales of her repression in Syria, is really a man.

APC successfully hosts event on freedom of expression -- sandwiches were delicious.

To the best of my knowledge there were no casualties.

Today APC hosted its event at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session. The event, which focused on freedom of expression on the internet, featured speakers from across the world — including special guest Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression.

APC member JCA-NET speaks out against Japanese digital surveillance bill

MONTEVIDEO 30 May 2011 (APC for APCNews)


The proposed bill criminalises a number of online activities, granting Japanese authorities extremely broad powers to monitor and investigate their citizens. It also requires network providers to record and hold communications data on all users so it can be used by law enforcement agencies.

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UNESCO launches new publication on freedom of expression online

The report, entitled Freedom of Connection, Freedom of Expression, examines the complex legal and regulatory ecology that governs the internet. Spoiler alert, it’s not run by elves inside your circuit board.

UN Special Rapporteur breaks new ground

Frank La Rue — the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression — is presenting his annual report at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva.

The report, available here, breaks ground in a number of important areas.

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