Access to information

“Let the mob do the job”: How proponents of hatred are threatening freedom of expression and religion online in Asia
“Let the mob do the job”: How proponents of hatred are threatening freedom of expression and religion online in Asia 29 September 2017

This report looks at freedom of expression and religion practices online in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Pakistan. Why freedom of expression and religion online and not hate speech online?

Perspectives on universal free access to online information in South Africa: Free public Wi-Fi and zero-rated content
Perspectives on universal free access to online information in South Africa: Free public Wi-Fi and zero-rated content 27 September 2017

The purpose of this issue paper is to examine the background and legal framework that support a right to universal free access to online information, with a specific focus on the South African context.

Civil society organisations write to international bodies over internet shutdown in Togo
Civil society organisations write to international bodies over internet shutdown in Togo 14 September 2017

A coalition of some 35 civil society organisations has written to several international bodies including the African Union and the United Nations Human Rights Council over the recent internet shutdown in Togo.

APC statement at the WSIS Forum 2017 High-Level Policy Session
APC statement at the WSIS Forum 2017 High-Level Policy Session 05 July 2017

Access to information and knowledge has been recognised as a key principle for achieving the WSIS vision since 2003. Information and knowledge for all are key for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals because they link to empowerment and mobility, enabling people to improve their lives.

Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age
Human rights and the internet: The key role of National Human Rights Institutions in protecting human rights in the digital age 21 June 2017

What can National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) do to uphold and promote internet rights? We extend an invitation to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) to be part of a worldwide movement that seeks to respect, protect and promote human rights in the digital age.

Access and Power: APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017
Access and Power: APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 15 May 2017

The Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), an international forum for discussions on how a free, open and secure internet promotes human rights and development worldwide, has started in Stockholm.

What is the relationship between access and power? APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017
What is the relationship between access and power? APC at the Stockholm Internet Forum 2017 14 May 2017

The Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF), an international forum for discussions on how a free, open and secure internet promotes human rights and development worldwide, has started in Stockholm.

APC statement on World Wide Web Consortium move towards standardising digital rights management
APC statement on World Wide Web Consortium move towards standardising digital rights management 07 April 2017

APC believes protocols and standards play an integral role in protecting human rights. The internet is a decentralised network that empowers voices from the margins rather than the centre, and its technical standards and protocols reflect its values.

Zenzeleni Networks
Zenzeleni Networks 14 March 2017

In a context where communications are accessible but not affordable for rural communities in South Africa, Zenzeleni Networks is a locally owned and operated cooperative that is providing services in one of the most disadvantaged rural areas in the country, to contribute to reducing their communication costs. To do so, they have installed and are operating a solar-powered wireless mesh network ...

Promoting the right to information across Africa at the Forum on Internet Freedom
Promoting the right to information across Africa at the Forum on Internet Freedom 24 February 2017

Internet freedom, according to the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (FIFAfrica) 2016, means access to any kind of information through the internet. Free flow of information. Nothing should hinder your access.