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Expression Restricted: An Account of Online Expression in Pakistan

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (June 2015, APC )

Freedom of expression is a universally accepted human right. As a signatory of the ICCPR, Pakistan has committed to uphold this right in the national constitution and through local laws. This report looks at how this right is framed in the legal structure in Pakistan and how it is practised, particularly in the digital spaces, by customising the APC-La Rue Framework.

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APC and the Cuban internet

Cuba

Cuba’s UUCP connection was to the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in Canada. APC provided connections for many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and that attracted the attention of politicians, who saw NGOs as subversive.

AfriSIG: Tax on Internet in Malawi, a Retard to the Country’s Development

Malawi

For five days last year, I was privileged to attend the Second (2014) African School on Internet Governance in Mauritius, curtsey of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Association for Progressive Communications (APC).

APC and Web We Want launch open call for grant proposals

21 May 2015 (Web We Want)

APC is happy to announce that we are partnering with The Web We Want to launch an open call for grant proposals. A limited number of grants will be offered to projects that support local campaign efforts to promote a free and open Web.

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How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders?

22 December 2014 (APCNews)

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders (HRDs) in their work? Who are the major players in internet policy and how can Maghreb-Machrek HRDs effectively engage them? These were the questions discussed at the regional seminar on freedom of expression, freedom of association and the right to the internet, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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Ecuador

Ecuador

Illustration: CIESPAL.

Ecuador holds first national meeting on internet governance

MAURITIUS 26 November 2014 (Leila Nachawati for APCNews)

How does the internet work? How is it managed and developed? While the importance of universalising internet access and use becomes increasingly recognised, reflection on the concrete aspects of internet governance is often missing. This is why APC organises events like the National Meeting on Internet Governance – Ecuador, which will take place on 27 November.

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Internet door

Internet door

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Democracy on Internet

The Internet has become a space for people to express themselves, to dig up information, even mobilizing the masses.

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