Oral statement delivered during the general debate on Item 3 at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council.
A number of key issues for internet rights are on the agenda at HRC41, including the surveillance technology industry and freedom of assembly and association in the digital age. The session also presents the opportunity to address critical violations of internet rights in places like Ecuador, Myanmar, Palestine, Sudan and Tanzania, among others.
The short animated film narrates how Article 66(D) of the 2013 Telecommunications Law has been continuously used by the military and political parties to silence critics and dissenters of the government.
Organisers hope to raise public awareness, empower people to speak of their struggles in exercising their human rights online and mobilise more people to call for the immediate attention of the Myanmar government in upholding human rights online and offline.
This project seeks to protect and promote respect for freedom of religion and expression on the internet, particularly by countering hate speech online on the basis of religion, and generating narratives and discourse that defend secular and diverse opinions touching upon religion. The three-year project focuses on five countries in South and Southeast Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indones...
MIDO has started a Facebook page called "Real or Not" to tackle the pressing issues of misinformation and incitement of inter-communal conflict in Myanmar. This is a flagship initiative in Myanmar and has inspired similar efforts in different locations and communities across the country.
APC’s subgranting programme, now in its third year, has so far awarded a total of USD 291,534 to support its members in achieving APC’s vision. Sixteen member organisations have been recipients of 17 grants. The call for campaign and research grants is still open.
APC is undertaking research on the criminalisation of expression in India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Myanmar, and is calling for researchers with a firm background in ICT laws and policies from the above mentioned countries to coordinate the research. The deadline for applications is 21 April 2017.