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Groundbreaking report on the shrinking spaces for online freedom of assembly and association in Pakistan

11 January 2017 (APC for APCNews)

Bytes for All, Pakistan has launched a new report that focuses on local and international advocacy initiatives to improve Pakistan’s compliance with international human rights law and practices in relation to freedom of assembly and association online.

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Shrinking Spaces: Online Freedom of Assembly and of Association in Pakistan

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (January 2017, APC )

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Data for better policy making

Image credits: sparkexperience.comImage credits: sparkexperience.comInformation and communications technology (ICT) policy makers are confronted with the conflicting challenge of providing a stable and predictable regulatory environment to maintain existing investments and create room for long-term investments while still adapting to the ever changing ICT

IGF 2016 - Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa policy brief

GUADALAJARA 5 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

With the annual Internet Governance Forum kicking off this week in Guadalajara, Mexico, we developed a guide for participants from the Middle East and North Africa, identifying sessions on themes relevant in the region: human rights, security, trade, and the internet economy.

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Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

KUALA LUMPUR 1 December 2016 (APC for APCNews)

APC, along with Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation, India strongly condemn the harassment of human rights defenders in Malaysia by raiding the office of Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and confiscating important documents.

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Organisations condemn the abuse of power by the police in raiding the office of EMPOWER

By APC, Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation (December 2016, APC )

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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.

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