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Freedom of expression under threat in Macedonia

JOHANNESBURG 27 June 2013 (AG for APCNews)

APC and Metamorphosis Foundation made a joint-submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review in light of recent legislative threats to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of press, privacy and security, and hate speech.

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Macedonian government moves to limit online free speech and increase State control of the media

4 June 2013
JOHANNESBURG 4 June 2013 (APCNews) -

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Macedonia is one of many countries where citizens struggle for democracy and against measures to control the media and limit freedom of expression and access to information online and offline.

Macedonian government moves to limit online free speech and increase State control of the media

JOHANNESBURG 3 June 2013 (AG for APCNews)

Answer an urgent call for support for Metamorphosis Foundation in their efforts to fight for internet and human rights of Macedonia’s citizens.

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UN member states must hold Azerbaijan to account for deteriorating human rights situation

GENEVA 30 April 2013 (ARTICLE 19)

The International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan, of which APC is a member organisation, urges the UN to hold Azerbaijan to account during its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for its failure to protect basic human rights.

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Digital security training for WHRDs in Istanbul

ISTANBUL 5 April 2013 (Jennifer Radloff for APCNews)

From 19 to 22 March 2013 Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) met in Istanbul for a Training of Trainers workshop on digital security. Participants were selected by the WHRD International Coalition. With increasing online threats to the freedom of expression and association and because they are women, WHRDs face many unique threats online that can hinder their activism.

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Mechanics and governance of the internet

The internet is an important part of many of our daily lives, work and activism – but how many of us actually understand what it is?

Green ICT event: Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions

Vienna

EVENT: Exploring Emerging Policies and Open Research Questions

taking place January 17-18,2013 at the Palais Harrach, Freyung 3, 1010 Vienna, Austria with high-level keynote speakers from the science and policy fields:

Ray Pinto, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa
Inge Røpke, Aalborg University
Grégoire Wallenborn, Free University of Brussels

The event brings together high-l

Macedonians under high (cyber) surveillance

SKOPJE 15 August 2012 (FD for APCNews)

Skopje is not exactly a landmark for free thinkers, social critics and other kinds of independent folks. However, that does not mean that discordant voices do not make themselves heard. A chronicle of media resistance in Macedonia.

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Azerbaijan: Q&A on Human Rights and the Internet

BAKU 13 August 2012 (FD for APCNews)

APCNews has interviewed Rebecca Vincent, a human rights consultant who is currently working with ARTICLE 19 to coordinate the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan, a coalition of international organisations working to promote and protect freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. Here’s her take on the human rights situation on Azerbaijan’s net.

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Internet improves access to health care for sex workers in the Olympics area of London

PRAGUE 22 June 2012 (Katerina Fialova for GenderIT.org)

The 2012 Olympic Games are already having quite an impact on sex workers in London. The Open Doors team of nurses has for years relied on its knowledge of East London brothels to provide critical sexual health advice, checkups and free condoms. In the run up to the Olympics, police have closed a number of brothels over the last 12 months.

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