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Intermediary liability

Internet intermediaries are the private corporations providing services on the internet through hosting, transmitting, giving access to and indexing internet content. Examples of intermediaries are internet service providers, web site hosts, search engines and social network providers.

Where is this right found?

Declaration on the Right to Development article 1:

The right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realized.

How can I protect my privacy?

As governments all over the world have begun to monitor the online activities of their citizens, the right to privacy has become increasingly important. The ease with which governments can now watch large numbers of people with relatively few resources means that the privacy, and safety, of human rights defenders is at risk.

What does this mean for human rights defenders?

The right to freedom of association is the right for individuals to gather with any other individual or group to promote, pursue or defend a common interest. Freedom of peaceful assembly generally refers to the right to participate in political gatherings and demonstrations, while freedom of association generally refers to the right to be part of an organisation or political party.

What does the UN Special Rapporteur say?

The right to freedom of opinion and expression in an internet context is described well by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Frank La Rue, in his annual report released June 2011, including how limitations to freedom of opinion and expression

Trousse de ressources sur l’accès aux TIC pro-pauvres

By APC (November 2010, APC )

Une trousse de ressources pour faire de l’accès universel une réalité. Elle comprend trois modules – un sur la politique et les normes, un sur le plaidoyer stratégique et un dernier sur les projets à niveau communautaire.

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The right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association?

UDHR art 20:

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
ICCPR art 21:

The right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized.

The right to freedom of opinion and expression?

UDHR article 19:

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
ICCPR article 19:

1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.

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APC publie une nouvelle recherche provocatrice sur la sexualité et l'internet

MONTEVIDEO 18 August 2011 (APC pour APCNouvelles)

Une nouvelle recherche par APC au Brésil, en Inde, au Liban, en Afrique du Sud et aux États-Unis analyse le rôle critique de l’internet dans l‘éducation sexuelle et la santé sexuelle, et pour combattre la discrimination et aider les gens à définir leur propre sexualité. Elle déconstruit la notion commune que la sexualité en ligne se limite à la pornographie.

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