Asia/Pacific

Urgent appeal against Japan's secret-protection legislation

TOKYO 2 December 2013 (JCAFE and JCA-NET)

APC members Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE) and Japan Computer Access Network (JCA-NET) are calling the international community to campaign against the State Secret Protection Bill, which is being promoted by Japan’s ruling party and hopes to pass this week, 6 December.

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Social Media: Ethics and Etiquette

28 November 2013 (Bytes for All for APCNews)

APC member Bytes for All has released “Social Media Ethics and Etiquette,” a booklet (v1.0) as a part of the 2013 Take Back the Tech! campaign. Its a compilation of best practices for social media ethics and etiquette, though rather than an authority on online behaviour, it provides guiding principles. Click to download the PDF.

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Monitoring internet freedom in New Zealand

WELLINGTON 25 November 2013 (Joy Liddicoat for APCNews)

New Zealanders are generally free to express themselves online, while at the same there is a high degree of soft self-censorship. These are some of the findings of a new report produced by APC and funded by InternetNZ.

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Digital Empowerment Foundation honoured at ITU Forum for "Wireless for Communities" project

20 November 2013 (APCNews)

On 19 November, 2013, the Digital Empowerment Foundation was honoured for the Wireless for Communities project at the 2013 ITU Telcom World Forum.

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Snippets from Connect Your Rights, Mumbai

India

Point of View held “Connect Your Rights!”, an all-day meeting exploring the links between gender rights, sexual rights, and Internet rights, on November 11, 2013 at Mumbai. It was the first meeting in the second phase of the EroTICs India project.

Pakistan: Freedom of expression for civil liberties in conflict areas 2013

Islamabad

Freedom of expression (FoE) is essential for the personal development and dignity of every individual and is vital for the fulfillment of other human rights.

From zeroines to heroines: Transforming debate about eVAW in New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

Lorde’s new album, “Heroine,” is taking young New Zealand women where they’ve never been before: to the front of the world stage. A leading New Zealand singer-songwriter and a self identified feminist, Lorde is just 17 years old and grew up in Auckland.

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women urges Cambodian government to use ICTs for women's rights

4 November 2013 (APCNews)

Ms Chim Manavy, Executive Director of APC member organisation Open Institute in Cambodia, joined the 56th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) as a civil society observer for her country. This is the first time that ICTs have been mentioned in the CEDAW Concluding Observation for Cambodia.

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Response to Pakistan's submission to the 24th Human Rights Council on the importance of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance

QUITO 1 October 2013 (Valeria Betancourt for APC)

During General Debate on the promotion and protection of all human rights, Pakistan, speaking on behalf of 10 other countries, expressed concerns regarding use and abuse of advanced surveillance technologies in serious violation of the right to privacy and international law. Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC commend those countries for their statement. At the same time, we are concerned about proposals to develop a new intergovernmental mechanism of internet governance.

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