APCNews 186 – Towards a Free internet – 07/05/13

APCNews – May 7, 2013 – Year XIII Issue 186
The news service on ICTs for social justice and sustainable development

UN member states must hold Azerbaijan to account for deteriorating human rights situation

GENEVA (ARTICLE 19) The International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan, of which APC is a member organisation, urges the UN to hold Azerbaijan to account during its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for its failure to protect basic human rights.

Bytes for All challenges censorship and surveillance in Pakistani court

(KN for APCNews) To publicly challenge increasing censorship, surveillance and internet filtering in Pakistan, APC member Bytes for All, and Media Legal Defense Imitative lodged a petition in the Lahore High Court in January 2013 claiming that the bans imposed on various websites were in blatant violation of civil and political rights.

Network news: Freenet? film project launched in Brazil examines internet rights

MONTREAL (MK for APCNews) “Who controls the web? On whose behalf? How free are we really to access content?” These are questions that are being asked and answered by a global, crowd-sourced film project. Instituto Nupef, APC member in Brazil, has launched a collaborative documentary film project.



‘Human rights and the internet’ multimedia training kit released

On the WSIS+10: Access and exclusion in review


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