Freedom of expression

Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 44th session
Human rights online at the Human Rights Council 44th session 29 June 2020 APC

APC’s priorities at this HRC session include the implications of COVID-19 for human rights online, the impact of digital technologies on freedom of assembly and association online, racial discrimination and inequality and new information technologies, and online gender-based violence.

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.

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.

2020 APC Member Convening: Closer than ever
2020 APC Member Convening: Closer than ever 14 December 2020

We are taking our learnings from the 2020 Member Convening and allowing them to shape our long-term visions, as we celebrate the work of the past 30 years and amplify our commitment to our collective advocacy, solidarity, resistance and transformation.

"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.

Regulating freedom of association amidst the COVID-19 response in South Africa
Regulating freedom of association amidst the COVID-19 response in South Africa 02 December 2020 Tusi Fokane for CIPESA

The global infodemic accelerated in part by the COVID-19 pandemic has raised important debates on how best to respond to the proliferation of false and misleading information online.

Bread&Net event to address digital rights in the new reality
Bread&Net event to address digital rights in the new reality 30 November 2020 APCNews

<p>Our member SMEX is hosting its annual Bread&amp;Net event on 1-4 December to address digital rights in the new reality: one that has impacted the digital economy, shifted the conversation around surveillance, and presented new opportunities for governments to censor online speech.</p>

Day 3 of the Internet Rules workshop: Revisiting freedom of expression and the importance of context-based, grounded and inclusive content moderation
Day 3 of the Internet Rules workshop: Revisiting freedom of expression and the importance of context-based, grounded and inclusive content moderation 26 November 2020 APCNews

The third day of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop discussed freedom of expression laws in South Asia and trends and challenges related to content moderation and intermediary liability. 

Nepal’s laws too vague to protect freedom of expression online, says new CYRILLA report
Nepal’s laws too vague to protect freedom of expression online, says new CYRILLA report 25 November 2020 APCNews

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.

Unshackling Expression: A study on criminalisation of freedom of expression online in Nepal
Unshackling Expression: A study on criminalisation of freedom of expression online in Nepal 25 November 2020 Body and Data

“Unshackling Expression: A study on criminalisation of freedom of expression online in Nepal’’ by Body and Data, in collaboration with Association for Progressive Communications with the support of the CYRILLA project, is a study in continuation of the 2017 report Unshackling Expression: A study on laws criminalising expression online in Asia.

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