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APCNews 172 – Freedom of expression victory in Korea – 10/09/12

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APCNews – September 10 2012 – Year XII Issue 172
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development
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How the internet impacts human rights

MONTREAL (FD for APCNews) – Human rights play out differently on the streets than on the internet. This has been true for years, but today in age, not only are ‘internet rights’ being promoted — they are also being violated at an astounding speed. David Souter has investigated the internet’s impacts on human rights. Check out our infographic [http://www.apc.org/en/node/14742/] of his comprehensive research [http://www.apc.org/en/node/14530].

Victory for freedom of expression in South Korea

NEW YORK (AL for APCNews) – On the 23rd of August 2012, South Korean digital rights organisation Jinbonet won a long struggle. For the last five years, the APC member group fought an internet real name system regulation, ruled unconstitutional by the country’s highest court.
http://www.apc.org/en/node/15124/

More internet rights initiatives

NEW YORK (AL for APCNews) – APC’s policy programme is working on two new projects: one on how the private sector is being asked to police the internet in Africa (http://www.apc.org/en/node/15063) and another assessing communication rights ten years after the World Summit on the Information Society (http://www.apc.org/en/node/15059).

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