Interview with UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye on expression, opinion and religious freedom

JAKARTA 3 June 2015 (Leila Nachawati Rego for APCNews)

APC, co-organiser of the Asia Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom, interviewed Kaye about his recent report on encryption and anonymity and strategies to promote freedom of expression in the digital age.

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Feminist practice of digital security in MENA


A cornerstone of APC’s work is to enable communities and social movements to use ICTs to transform the world into a better place. Women’s movements in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have long recognised the power of ICTs as platforms for advocacy and organising – effectively shifting the power dynamics between information creators, owners and users.

New Media School by Kaos GL: "Gays and lesbians are changing the world by making news"


“New Media School” organized in May this year by Kaos GL, APC partner in the Sexual Rights Project, took place with the participation of over 20 reporter candidates from 14 different cities.

APC and Web We Want launch open call for grant proposals

21 May 2015 (Web We Want)

APC is happy to announce that we are partnering with The Web We Want to launch an open call for grant proposals. A limited number of grants will be offered to projects that support local campaign efforts to promote a free and open Web.

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Pakistan: Exploring technology-related violence against women

PERGAMINO 18 May 2015 (Flavia Fascendini for

In Pakistan, religious and cultural controls over women intersect with technology, language barriers prevent intermediaries from addressing abuse, and justice has a slippery meaning. Using the voices and stories of three women survivors and research led by human rights organisation Bytes for All under APC’s “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online” project, this edition explores various facets of technology-related violence against women in Pakistan.

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Charter of Demands challenges Pakistan's Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill

ISLAMABAD 7 May 2015 (APC)

The proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill poses serious threats to freedom of expression and privacy in Pakistan. To challenge it, a Charter of Demands has been developed by Bytes for All Pakistan, Media Matters for Democracy, and supporting organisations, APC among them.

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Joint Statement on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 Pakistan

By Bytes for All Pakistan (May 2015, APC )
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Free Malaysia Today: "Stop harassing activists and human rights defenders"

PETALING JAYA 6 May 2015 (Janarthani Arumugam for Free Malaysia Today )

On April 28, the police arrested Executive Director of EMPOWER Maria Chin Abdullah. Member of the BERSIH 2.0 Mandeep Singh was also brought in for questioning. Both were released on police bail after about an hour. They, along with Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tsin, are the latest targets of a wave of police investigations and arrests following Anwar Ibrahim’s incarceration and the Kita Lawan rallies.

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Bytes for All Pakistan: "End Impunity and Bring Perpetrators of Sabeen to Justice"

ISLAMABAD/BANGKOK 4 May 2015 (Bytes for All Pakistan)

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Pakistani member Bytes for All, strongly condemns the killing of Sabeen Mahmud. The groups also call on the government of Pakistan to ensure the protection of human rights defenders and bring perpetrators of the brutal murder of Sabeen Mahmud to justice.

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