APC puts out a statement strongly endorsing the proposal of the Swedish Government for an expert panel on human rights and the internet at the United Nations.
We’ve been waiting for new statistics for over half a decade now and finally here they are. Woo hoo!
So now we can quote Dr.
At the 18th session of the UN Human Rights Council next week, the Swedish government will propose a resolution to establish an expert panel to investigate the question of human rights on the internet. If established the panel will convene at the 19th session in March 2012.
“This is really fantastic news,” said Joy Liddicoat, a lawyer and head of APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign.
Realizing Digital Nation
eASiA 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 1-3, 2011
eAsia 2011, with the slogan Realizing Digital Nation, is the annual international Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for development event with the objective of reinforcing technology and knowledge-centric growth and needs of Asia vis-à-vis Bangladesh, through capitalisation of market economy and boostin
Over the past three years APC carried out an exploratory research in five countries from different continents on the internet’s role in accessing information about sex education, health, fighting sex discrimination and defining one’s own sexuality. The new report debunks the commonly-held view that sexuality online is just about pornography.
Carried out in Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa & USA the research looks at how the internet plays host to critical information about sex education, health, fighting sex discrimination and defining one’s own sexuality. It debunks the commonly-held view that sexuality online is just about pornography.
APC is organising a series of events in the context of the next IGF in Nairobi.
Guy Berger, head of the school of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University, comments on UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression Frank La Rue’s latest report on the New Media Lab blog.
In the 1980s as the Cold War intensified and the threat of nuclear war loomed the internet was only open to the military and academia. Commercial email networks existed but weren’t unconnected to one another. However a group of “documentation for action” activists emerged who saw that information was powerful and needed to be shared. The rest is history.