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Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Costa Rica country report

By Cooperativa Sulá Batsú (March 2016, APC )

Costa Rica has laws that recognise and protect the following rights: privacy, freedom of expression, honour, freedom of conscience, religion, association and assembly, and non-discrimination. The laws are backed up by national doctrine and jurisprudence, that is, judicial literature and sentences that recognise and mould an environment for the protection of these rights. For the present report what is of interest is the “medium of the internet” or the protection of these rights on the internet.

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Examining Internet Freedom in Latin America: Colombia country report

By Juan Diego Castañeda and Amalia Toledo, Fundación Karisma (March 2016, APC )

This report will give a rapid overview of current regulations and the most relevant cases – in the courts and the media – affecting positively or negatively the exercise of human rights by Colombian citizens. We will review regulations on net neutrality, cyber crime, child protection, criminal investigation and intelligence activities, data retention and anonymity, emphasising the problems that many of these regulations pose for the protection of fundamental rights.

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How the technical community frames the Internet and economic, social and cultural rights

By Avri Doria (December 2015, APC )

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India: Limited Access Restricting Expression

By Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) (October 2015, APC )
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Status of Freedom of Expression Online: Malaysia

By Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER Malaysia) (October 2015, APC )

This report assesses the state of specific internet-related rights in Malaysia, including freedom of expression, by applying the APC-La Rue Framework.

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Expression Restricted: An Account of Online Expression in Pakistan

By Bytes for All, Pakistan (June 2015, APC )

Freedom of expression is a universally accepted human right. As a signatory of the ICCPR, Pakistan has committed to uphold this right in the national constitution and through local laws. This report looks at how this right is framed in the legal structure in Pakistan and how it is practised, particularly in the digital spaces, by customising the APC-La Rue Framework.

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Building a context for self-development and learning through the provision of free access to the internet in public libraries in South Africa

By Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on behalf of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) (April 2015, )
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Internet access and economic, social and cultural rights

By Juan Carlos Lara, Derechos Digitales (September 2015, APC )
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Report on the Southern Africa Regional Infrastructure Sharing Workshop

By CRASA and APC (May 2015, )
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Briefings on technology-related violence against women for the 29th Human Rights Council session

By APC WRP (June 2015, APC )

APC has developed a brief and a background document on technology-related violence against women to support our advocacy efforts at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council.

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