freedom of expression

Freedom of expression is a principle contained in various human rights documents. Its objective is to ensure that people are able to communicate and express opinions, in public, private, either written or spoken, without the interference of the state or others. It is not an absolute right; therefore it generally only has applicability where the purpose of expression is lawful, and where the act of expression does not infringe the human rights of others (for example, a racist hate speech may not use the right of freedom of expression to permit its communication). Freedom of expression is one of the main themes within the emerging field of internet rights. According to the APC Internet Rights Charter, freedom of expression should be protected from infringement by government and non-state actors. The internet is a medium for both public and private exchange of views and information across a variety of frontiers. Individuals must be able to express opinions and ideas, and share information freely when using the internet.

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Source: GenderIT.org and APC Internet Rights Charter

Chelsea Manning and other political prisoners: Report from Internet Freedom Festival

Valencia, Spain

For International Women’s Day, some human rights and technology groups threw a benefit party for Chelsea Manning in Valencia, Spain as part of the annual Internet Freedom Festival.

From a RightsCon panel to a digital app

Islamabad, Pakistan

A design-thinking workshop was held in Islamabad to understand the challenges faced by different stakeholders and brainstorm the design and shape of Muavin. Photo:MMfD.A design-thinking workshop was held in Islamabad to understand the challenges faced by different stakeholders and brainstorm the design and shape of Muavin. Photo:MMfD.It was in 1996 that John Perry Barlow wrote the iconic “Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace”:https://www.eff.org/cyberspace-independence.

Civil Liberties In India And Technological Revolution

India has been resisting technological
revolution
for long.

Freedom Fone wins Index on Censorship Innovation Award

Zimbabwe

Technology doesn’t change the world, how we use it does

Last night, at an award ceremony in London organised and hosted by Index on Censorship , Kubatana won the award for Innovation in media technology for our Freedom Fone project.

Our information officer Upenyu Makoni-Muchemwa was there to receive the award.

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