APCNews 158 – APC at the HRC, more censorship in Pakistan – 27/02/12

APCNews 158 – APC at the HRC, more censorship in Pakistan – 27/02/12

APCNews – February 27 2012 – Year XII Issue 158
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development

Locking up cyberspace will lead to undemocratic elections in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Bytes for All) – The government of Pakistan currently has plans to filter the internet, which will affect freedom of expression, speech and opinion in the country. Bytes for All (BFA) fears the internet will be further restricted as the 2013 general elections approach. BFA has issued a public statement which calls on the UN Human Rights council to take note of the issue and requests that international companies refrain from submitting bids for the proposed project.

Human Rights Council: APC welcomes expert panel on freedom of expression

WELLINGTON (APC for APCNews) – On 29 February 2012, the Human Rights Council will convene an expert panel in Geneva to discuss the issue of freedom of expression on the internet. Drawing on the report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, the panel will focus on ways to promote freedom of expression online in accordance with international human rights law.

Make the Connection! First winner announced

OTTAWA (APC for APCNews)– Charlie Parra del Riego is the first winner of the Connect Your Rights: Make the Connection contest for his unique and funny guitar solo about the US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). To learn how you can submit your own content, check out our call for submissions.
Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0MIsTXS46Q
Make the Connection! campaign: http://www.apc.org/en/news/make-connection



Freedom of expression, rights and the internet

APC’s role at the UN Human Rights Council: http://www.apc.org/en/node/12929/

The Universal Periodic Review explained: http://www.apc.org/en/node/13273/

Mapping internet rights FOE and democracy: http://www.giswatch.org/mapping-democracy/freedom-expression/mapping-int...

FOE on the internet – implications for foreign policy: http://www.giswatch.org/en/freedom-expression/freedom-expression-interne...

Internet rights and democratisation: 2011 report: http://www.giswatch.org/en/2011


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