Asia/Pacific

Pakistan blocks sex, drugs AND rock and roll

Thanks to an anonymous source in Pakistan, this blogger author has learned of the country’s determined efforts to win an Orwell award.

Malaysian pro-democracy group faces threats of violence and sexual abuse - appeal for help

KUALA LUMPUR

SUPPORT BERSIH IN IT’S MOMENT OF NEED

I would like to thank all Bersih supporters for your kind outpouring of support thus far.

Pro-democracy protesters in Malaysia warn of internet clampdown

KUALA LUMPUR 8 July 2011 (APC for APCNews)

As the Bersih 2.0 protesters campaign for free and open elections, signs of a stuttering internet from various providers are becoming apparent, and are pointing to a possible internet and telco blackout warns the group . APC supports the Bersih protesters in their fight for democracy.

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APC questions new Pakistan petition to filter the internet

JOHANNESBURG 7 July 2011 (APC for APC)

A recent petition which calls on Pakistani internet service providers to filter the internet has sparked concern among internet rights advocates. APC criticises the proposal as inappropriate in a democratic society which values freedom of expression and the right to information.

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APC questions new Pakistan petition to filter the internet

7 July 2011
JOHANNESBURG 7 July 2011 (APC) -

A recent petition to the Lahore High Court has sparked concern among internet rights advocates. The petition calls on Pakistani internet service providers to filter the internet in an effort to stamp out online “smut”. APC criticises the proposal as inappropriate in a democratic society which values freedom of expression and the right to information.

Successful workshop on online security for women in Pakistan

PESHAWAR

APC’s MDG3: Take Back the Tech! to end violence against women partner in Pakistan organsised a workshop on digital security for woman on June 29 2011.

“Women should take control of internet and communication technology to propagate their rights and their point of view,” speakers said.

Join the letter writing campaign to free Malaysian activists

Please write protest letters to the government and the police to express your strongest condemnation of the arrests and the on-going denial of rights of expression.

Empowering the marginalized & making a difference: Experiences of an international volunteer at WeDpro

Manila, Philippines

From curiosity into knowledge and from knowledge into action—these were the transformations that Ashleen Graham experienced when she went to the Philippines to volunteer for the Women’s Education, Development, Productivity and Research Organization (WeDpro).

MDG3: Take Back the Tech! - updates from the Philippines

MANILA

The MDG3 Take Back the Tech! partner in the Philippines, sent us an update on the latest developments of the project.

TBTT grantee is now a registered NGO

PAKISTAN

Gawaahi is an initiative by Naveen Naqvi, a famous television personality & journalist, and Sana Saleem, a blogger, editor, writer, activist & medical student. Gawaahi.com archives and makes available on the internet digital stories of people of Pakistan, and particularly the stories of women who have survived violence.

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