The government’s COVID-19 response opened the door to various threats to human and digital rights. With the influence of its neighbours with poor rights records, Nepal must decide on its own path if it envisions a democratic digital ecosystem.
The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) serves as a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level. This year will be a hybrid event in Kathmandu and the overarching theme is “Towards an Inclusive, Sustainable and Trusted Internet".
A new report, Unshackling Expression: A study on criminalisation of freedom of expression online in Nepal, explores how the legal framework in the country affects the right to free speech and self-expression in the digital sphere.
Listen to the vision for the next ten years of APC of our member Body & Data from Nepal, which envisions APC working with grassroots organisations towards our shared mission for a feminist internet.
From 10 - 12 June, CYRILLA and APC hosted a Twitter campaign. The purpose of #DigitalLawsAsia was to explore the human rights impacts of digital regulation in South and Southeast Asia.
Meet one of APC's newest members: Body & Data, an organisation based in Nepal that works to create a free, open and just internet where women and queer people can exercise their agency and autonomy with suitable technologies and secure digital strategies.
As a continuation of the previous work to deepen the EROTICS network in Asia, this two-year project will expand the network of sexual rights and digital rights activists from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal and include new partners in Bangladesh, as well as strengthening the network with partners in Malaysia and Indonesia.
This GenderIT.org edition is an exploration of the multiple layers of the relationship between sexuality, rights and sexual expression and the internet. Does it open up new avenues for expression, or does it expose people to more variations of the violence that we face onground/offline?
As part of the EROTICS research, Kumud Rana talked to the Executive Chair of LOOM, Jyotsna Maskay, and independent researcher, producer and trainer, Indu Nepal, to talk about two studies they conducted on the internet and sexual expression and online gender based violence which were both commissioned by LOOM.
Building on a strong pre-existing coalition, this project will strengthen the participation of an already participating country (India, with active network member Point of View), and bring in new actors from two new countries: Sri Lanka, with Women and Media Collective, and Nepal, with LOOM.