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

APCNews – September 10 2012 – Year XII Issue 172
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development

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.

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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