Asia/Pacific

Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – II

This is the third in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014.

While the publication and transmission of online pornography is already an offence in India, “two 2013 petiti

APC member FMA continues to fight for internet freedom despite passage of "Cyber Martial Law"

QUEZON CITY 11 March 2014 (Foundation for Media Alternatives for APCNews)

The Foundation for Media Alternatives is dismayed by the Philippine Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the majority of provisions in a cyber crime law that the organisation views as oppressive, susceptible to abuse, and against the fundamental liberties guaranteed by the constitution.

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Rural women journalists and ICTs

6 March 2014 (Rohini Lakshané and Zulfiya Hamzaki for EROTICS India)

Rural women trying to access ICTs in developing countries often face the double whammy of the digital divide and the constraints and restrictions imposed upon their gender. One of the solutions identified for bridging the digital divide for rural women has been consistent training and access to technology so that they can put the lessons from training into practice.

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Adoption of Malaysia’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report: Implementing the recommendations: The challenges ahead

GENEVA

Friday, 21 March 2014
12h00 -14h00
Room XXIII Palais des Nations

The Coalition of Malaysian NGOs in the UPR Process (COMANGO), CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Forum Asia, World Organization Against Torture, the Association of Progressive Communications and “Asia Pacific Forum on Wom

Porn and violence: Navigating grey areas

26 February 2014 (Richa Kaul Padte for EROTICS India)

Padte’s is the first in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014 under APC’s EROTICS project. Through talks, presentations and discussions participants explored the links between pornography, gender, sexuality and freedom of speech.

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Deadline extended! Job opportunity at APC: Protecting freedom of information, expression and association online in Asia

20 January 2014 (APC)

Join the APC Communications and Information Policy Programme (CIPP) to coordinate APC’s policy advocacy and capacity building and activities in the project “Networking for freedom online and offline: protecting freedom of information, expression and association on the internet in India, Malaysia and Pakistan”.

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Sexual rights in Indonesia: Creating and protecting safe spaces for women minority groups

BALI 15 January 2014 (AL for GenderIT.org)

While the internet empowers women living with HIV/AIDS by providing information about their right to privacy, internet rights in Indonesia are being threatened by government practices of blocking and filtering content. APC talked to Indonesian activist Kamilia Manaf about the challenges that sexual rights and internet rights are facing in her country.

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Korea: Women’s privacy in danger through surveillance and leaking of private information

15 January 2014 (Shehla Rashid Shora for GenderIT.org)

“Digitising social welfare: Challenges of privacy” GISWatch report from Korea points out instances where women have leveraged even non-political internet forums to discuss socio-political issues. However, in this interview with Yeo-Kyung Chang, who works with Jinbonet, author Shehla Rashid Shora also remarks how several government policies are exposing women to privacy violations and related abuse.

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Pakistan's internet landscape

ISLAMABAD 14 January 2014 (BytesForAll)

APC member in Pakistan Bytes For All released the first ever comprehensive report mapping Pakistan’s past, present and possible future online. The report outlines internet control mechanisms deployed by the government and highlights existing legislation and its application in relation to the internet.

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Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – I

India

*If we accept that nothing is wrong with sexual arousal, what is wrong in reading a text or watching a cartoon, online porn, or using a powder to create sexual arousal?*

This is the fourth in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013.

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