Asia/Pacific

#AtTheEdge: Human rights organisations call on Malaysian government to protect freedom of expression and right to protest

28 August 2015 (APCNews)

APC and other human rights organisations join together to urge the Malaysian government respect its own commitment to internet freedom by facilitating freedom of expression during this weekend’s upcoming Bersih 4.0 protests. Read our statement to the Prime Minister.

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Malaysian government must respect freedom of expression during Bersih 4.0 protests

By Access, Article 19, APC, HRW (August 2015, APC )
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Bangladesh: Government must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings

19 August 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan strongly condemn the murder of Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel. We grieve over this senseless act of violence together with Niloy’s family and friends, and extend unconditional solidarity and our deepest condolences to the victims of crimes of intolerance towards free expression.

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Malaysia: Proposal to require registration of online news portals would contribute to crackdown on free expression

19 August 2015 (APC for APCNews)

APC and EMPOWER denounce the proposed reforms in Malaysia, as they will contribute to the crackdown on free expression in Malaysia.

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Foundation for Media Alternatives: A Philippine Multistakeholder Forum on Internet Governance

Philippines

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

IT for Change: Net neutrality and community broadband in India

India

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

The government of Bangladesh must ensure freedom of expression online, prevent arbitrary killings

By APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan (August 2015, APC )
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Jordan Open Source Association: Working on the Jordan Charter of Digital Rights

Jordan

Since early 2015, the Local Action to Secure Internet Rights (LASIR) project has focused on empowering national and local actors in their defence of human rights on the internet, in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, India, Jordan, Uganda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya and Tunis

Call to Malaysian government: End threats to press freedom and freedom of expression online

By APC and Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) (August 2015, APC )
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IT for Change: "Community broadband networks are an urgent advocacy issue in developing countries"

India

What if we found cost-effective ways to expand accessibility, achieve reliability, and save precious public money providing full quality internet for all?

By trying to find practical ways to overcome the digital divide, each day more and more community leaders pursue local control of connectivity through public ownership, cooperative models, and other nonprofit approaches, and maybe it is time

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