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APC statement on the review of Ecuador's Human Rights record
APC statement on the review of Ecuador's Human Rights record 23 May 2012

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Centro Internacional de Estudios Superiores de Comunicación para América Latina (CIESPAL) and Radialistas Apasionadas y Apasionados welcome the openness of the government of Ecuador towards exploring the implications of human rights online. “Although Ecuador did not explicitly mention internet-related human rights during its review, ...

Freedom of expression and the Internet: How to reconcile practice and principles?
Freedom of expression and the Internet: How to reconcile practice and principles? 22 May 2012

Watch the full (and very dynamic) discussion that took place in Geneva on May 17. Five seasoned human rights defenders faced off on the specific right to freedom of expression and how it relates to the internet. How to reconcile practice and principles when it comes to freedom of expression on the net? Anyone?

Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review
Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review 17 April 2012

From May 21 to June 4 2012, the second cycle of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will begin at the UN in Geneva. The UPR is a mechanism for states to tell other countries what they have achieved in promoting human rights – but also for non-state actors to raise issues of concern.   Read this special edition of GenderIT.org to learn more about the current discu...

Human Rights Council: Take action!
Human Rights Council: Take action! 23 May 2011

What’s new? On Friday 3 June 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Frank La Rue, will present his annual report to the Human Rights Council. This year the report will focus on the internet. The report outlines the growing trend of restricting freedom of expression and association online, and the importance of reaffirming these freedoms in the online sphere. Member States...

Networks Advisory Group meeting
Networks Advisory Group meeting 21 January 2010

Advisory Group meeting for the Networking Networks project.

WSIS follow up: APC at the Commission on Science and Technology for Development
WSIS follow up: APC at the Commission on Science and Technology for Development 24 May 2009

“The post WSIS clock is ticking and many challenges remain,” said APC executive director Anriette Esterhuysen at the opening of the twelfth session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSDT). Among these challenges, she talked about WSIS principles related to human rights: “In many countries from the developed world and the developing world there is still a sense t...

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