Asia/Pacific

Crackdown on Bersih 2.0: APC condemns relentless attacks on freedom of assembly in Malaysia

18 November 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC calls on the authorities to immediately release all the detainees in relation to the Bersih rally and to protect the exercise of their constitutional and internationally guaranteed rights, including the right to protest, and urges the government of Malaysia to refrain from cracking down on peaceful assembly and refrain from creating hurdles in their mobilisation, including through the use of ICTs.

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Crackdown on Bersih 2.0: APC condemns relentless attacks on freedom of assembly in Malaysia

By APC (November 2016, )
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The missing link: Stories on the struggles for internet freedoms in Southeast Asia

Malaysia

ASEAN's largest gathering of civil society. Timor-Leste, August 2016ASEAN’s largest gathering of civil society. Timor-Leste, August 2016In an effort to broaden the discussion on internet rights and freedoms, along with three other Malaysian activists, I flew to Dili, Timor-Leste in August 2016 to participate in the 11th ASEAN People’s Forum (APF).

Blackout! Kashmir and network shutdowns

India

Kashmir, March 2016. Source: Doamuslims on TwitterKashmir, March 2016. Source: Doamuslims on TwitterSince July 2016, Kashmir has seen one of the longest, largest and most unified movements against human rights violations by the military, along with demands for demilitarisation and autonomy for the region.

"Not ready to wait": Freedom of expression and religion

India

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Mobile Phones for Social Change and Behavioural Change: A Compendium of 100+ Initiatives in India

By Ritu Srivastava and Arjun Sen (October 2016, Digital Empowerment Foundation and UNICEF India )

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Mohammed Maskati: "Digital security is still considered something cool and fancy and not taken seriously"

TUNIS 5 October 2016 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

APCNews spoke with Mohammed al-Maskati, a renowned Bahraini human rights defender and digital security consultant for Front Line Defenders, during the recent Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (IGMENA) Summit in Tunis.

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At the Internet Governance Middle East and North Africa Summit: What is the role of civil society?

TUNIS 29 September 2016 (APC)

“Together for a free and open internet” is the motto for this year’s IGMENA Summit, an event bringing together more than a hundred digital rights activists, human rights defenders, journalists and other stakeholders around internet rights and internet governance in the Middle East and North Africa, between 30 September and 2 October in Tunis.

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How regional engagement can benefit a human rights defender

Kuala Lumpur

Participants at AprIGF 2016. Source: AprIGF 2016 websiteParticipants at AprIGF 2016. Source: AprIGF 2016 website

Early last year, I disclosed to a small group of people at work how unstimulated I have become. One of the terrifying words I had used at a group coaching session was “blasé”.

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