Asia/Pacific

Ground breaking study on hate speech online in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD 11 June 2014 (BytesForAll Pakistan)

APC member Bytes for All Pakistan has just released the first study on hate speech online in the country. More than 92% of Pakistani users encountered hate speech online, and more than 51% identified themselves as targets of such speech, a survey included in the study revealed. Read more about the issue from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective.

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South Korean civil society statement on NETmunidal

SEOUL 6 May 2014 (Jinbonet)

This statement, supported by APC member in South Korea Jinbonet, observes that NETmundial was “a successful experiment, providing a cornerstone model for making internet public policy decision-making processes more transparent, democratic and cooperative,” despite its shortcomings.

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Digital Storytelling: Animating Personal and Political Narratives

Mumbai

As I walked into the conference room at YMCA, Mumbai to attend the Digital Storytelling Workshop, I realised I was one among fifteen participants who were excited, curious and eager to embark on the five-day journey.

New bill prompts debate on online freedoms and rights for New Zealanders

WELLINGTON 22 April 2014 (JL for APCNews)

APC welcomes the new Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill proposal launched by Green Party Member of Parliament Gareth Hughes in New Zealand. We believe it adds to the progressive trend to put internet rights at the centre of the political debate and opens the opportunity to address internet freedoms in a structural way.

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New bill prompts debate on online freedoms and rights for New Zealanders

22 April 2014
WELLINGTON 22 April 2014 (APCNews) -

APC welcomes the new Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill proposal launched by Green Party Member of Parliament Gareth Hughes in New Zealand.

ASEAN Forum discusses freedom of expression in the digital age

Philippines

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has recognised the vital role of information and communications technology (ICT) in ASEAN integration. Towards this end, it has laid out plans for its development under the ASEAN Connectivity Master Plan.

Hooked on: Sex work and mobile phones

India

“I keep one mobile phone for the family and one for the clients,” said Renuka Kale, a sex worker in her late twenties living in Sangli district in south Maharashtra and an activist with VAMP* (Veshya Anyay Mukti Parishad, also known as the Sex Workers’ Collective Against Injustice).

Bangladesh Delegation@ NETmundial 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

Bangladesh Delegation@ NETmundial 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) is joining to The Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance on 23rd and 24th April, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, MP.

NGOs disappointed by weak promises on human rights in Malaysia

GENEVA 20 March 2014 (COMANGO)

The UN Human Rights Council officially adopted the outcome report on Malaysia’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) today. “It is disappointing that while Malaysia received the most recommendations regarding the abolition of the death penalty, all such recommendations were rejected,” said a coalition of Malaysian NGOs in a statement supported by APC.

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2014 ASEAN Civil Society Conference to address freedom of expression and women's human rights online

PERGAMINO 20 March 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

The ASEA People’s Forum is holding its first ICTs related workshop co-organised by APC, EROTICS Indonesia, Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau, Inc, Myanmar ICT Development organization, and the Foundation for Media Alternatives. It will take place on 22 March in Myanmar, and will address issues such as freedom of expression, privacy, and women’s human rights in evolving digital information societies.

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