Internet rights are human rights

Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Closer than ever: Keeping our movements connected and inclusive – The Association for Progressive Communications' response to the COVID-19 pandemic 07 April 2020

This position paper outlines APC's current thinking on the pandemic. It identifies several key, interrelated issues that require attention by governments, the private sector and civil society.

Technology and elections in Uganda: New policy brief highlights digital rights
Technology and elections in Uganda: New policy brief highlights digital rights 13 January 2021 CIPESA

As Uganda heads to presidential and parliamentary elections in January 2021, digital communications have taken centre-stage and are playing a crucial role in how candidates and parties engage with citizens.

Intervozes: Brazil Justice condemns Google for prior censorship for removing content
Intervozes: Brazil Justice condemns Google for prior censorship for removing content 06 January 2021 Intervozes

Videos from Brazilian NGO Intervozes have been removed from YouTube for alleged copyright infringement. State Judicial branch recognized the illegality of the Content ID mechanism.

Putting cybersecurity on the rights track
Putting cybersecurity on the rights track 15 December 2020 Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

This report is a compilation of the outcomes of the research component of a small project entitled “Putting cybersecurity on the rights track” that the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) implemented during the course of 2019 with the participation of APC members.

Cyrilla report calls on courts of South Asia to adopt a rights-based approach in rulings over digital rights cases
Cyrilla report calls on courts of South Asia to adopt a rights-based approach in rulings over digital rights cases 11 December 2020 APCNews

What is the trajectory of judicial discourse on digital rights in South Asia? A new report, Jurisprudence Shaping Digital Rights in South Asia, attempts to shed light on this question and more.

Jurisprudence Shaping Digital Rights in South Asia
Jurisprudence Shaping Digital Rights in South Asia 11 December 2020 Divya Srinivasan and Gayatri Khandhadai

Jurisprudence developed by courts are central to the understanding, application and implementation of laws. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have irreversibly impacted every walk of personal and public life, including how courts function and deliberate on rights.  

Amidst hate speech, hoaxes and fake news, CIPG report finds that Indonesian media played it safe during 2019 presidential election coverage
Amidst hate speech, hoaxes and fake news, CIPG report finds that Indonesian media played it safe during 2019 presidential election coverage 03 December 2020 APCNews

Did the proliferation of hate speech, hoaxes and fake news affect the result of Indonesia’s 2019 presidential elections? Was the media able to fact check their own news and coverage? These are some of the questions explored in this new report by the Center for Innovation, Policy and Governance.

How Do Indonesian Media Portray the 2019 Presidential Debate?
How Do Indonesian Media Portray the 2019 Presidential Debate? 03 December 2020 Centre for Innovation, Policy and Governance

This study aimes to generate quantitative data on media coverage during the 2019 presidential election debates in Indonesia to determine the framing used and how these affected public discourse. The study also explores how the media covered the issues of religious tolerance and hate speech.

"We will observe the evaluation and preparatory trial hearing of the Ola Bini case"
"We will observe the evaluation and preparatory trial hearing of the Ola Bini case" 02 December 2020 Various

Ola Bini is a computer expert and human rights defender facing a political-judicial process in Ecuador since April 2019. The undersigned Ecuadorian and international civil society organisations have set up a mission to observe the preparatory hearing and trial evaluation of 3 December 2020.

A human-centric approach to international cybernorms: Civil society feedback on the UN Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs proposals
A human-centric approach to international cybernorms: Civil society feedback on the UN Open-Ended Working Group on ICTs proposals 01 December 2020 Verónica Ferrari (Association for Progressive Communications) and Sheetal Kumar (Global Partners Digital)

Cybersecurity is a human rights issue. Human rights defenders, groups that are subject to discrimination, and journalists, among others, rely on the internet to exercise their rights. An open, secure, stable and rights-based internet can only be ensured with the involvement of all stakeholders.

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