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UN Special Rapporteur breaks new ground

Frank La Rue — the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression — is presenting his annual report at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session in Geneva.

The report, available here, breaks ground in a number of important areas.

Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council

GENEVA 25 May 2011 (APC for APCNews)

APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.

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APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video

MONTEVIDEO 19 May 2011 (APC for APCNews)

As part of APC’s Connect your rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign, APC is co-hosted a side-event at the Human Rights Council’s seventeenth session in Geneva on 3 June.

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BREAKING NEWS: Social networking sites face ban in Pakistan

MONTEVIDEO 19 May 2011 (APC)

A new ruling by the Lahore High Court may result in a total ban of social media in Pakistan reports APC. Critics condemn the ban as unnecessary, unjust and ultimately counterproductive.

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Korean Progressive Network issues statement to the Human Rights Council

The Korean Progressive Network JINBONET, which has received special consultative status for the seventeenth session of the UN Human Rights Council, has issued a call for the council to examine the issue of human rights and ICTs in South Korea.

UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development Fourteenth session

Dhaka

The fourteenth session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) will be held in Geneva from 23 to 27 May 2011.

The Commission will address two of its priority themes within the framework of its multi-year work programme, namely:

1. Technologies to address challenges in areas such as agriculture and water
2. Measuring the impact of information and communications t

APC Internet Rights Charter - Download

By APC (November 2006, APC )
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APC network strategises to ensure open, fair and sustainable internet

MONTEVIDEO 9 May 2011 (APC for APCNews)

Dramatic events recently such as the internet shutdowns in Arab states and the WikiLeaks clampdown are pressing reminders that an open and fair internet cannot be taken for granted. In March APC brought together 100 researchers, innovators and activists to strategise.

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Human rights belong to people, not to networked computers

OTTAWA 9 May 2011 (GJ for APCNews)


Former New Zealand human rights commissioner Joy Liddicoat has just joined APC to lead a new Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign. Although she is busy getting ready for Internet Governance Forum consultations on May 18-19, she took a few moments to talk to APCNews.

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Mozilla stands up to Homeland Security

Last month the Department of Homeland Security issued an affidavit for Mozilla, the most popular web browser among people who’ve never watched Matlock, to remove one of its add-ons.

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