Freedom of expression

What is encryption and why is it key to human rights?
What is encryption and why is it key to human rights? 18 October 2021 Verónica Ferrari

In the lead-up to the first ever annual Global Encryption Day this 21 October, APC's global policy advocacy coordinator, Verónica Ferrari, offers an overview of the different ways in which encryption plays a crucial role in ensuring the protection of a range of human rights.

Save the date for a conversation on freedom of expression and gender justice with Irene Khan
Save the date for a conversation on freedom of expression and gender justice with Irene Khan 18 October 2021

Join us on Thursday 21 October 14:00 UTC in a conversation with Irene Khan, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, on her new report on Freedom of Expression and Gender Justice.

Cross-regional joint statement on reprisals against human rights defenders
Cross-regional joint statement on reprisals against human rights defenders 12 October 2021 Various

The United Kingdom will present a cross-regional joint statement on reprisals at the 76th UN General Assembly. It affirms the commitment to ensuring that all civil society organisations and human rights defenders can engage with the UN without fear of intimidation and reprisal.

Joint NGO end of session statement for Human Rights Council 48
Joint NGO end of session statement for Human Rights Council 48 12 October 2021 Various

Following the end of the 48th session of the Human Rights Council, 13 NGOs have issued a joint statement welcoming and expressing concern over key resolutions.

#FreeAlaa: Freedom for our courageous friend and human rights defender, Alaa Abdel Fattah
#FreeAlaa: Freedom for our courageous friend and human rights defender, Alaa Abdel Fattah 06 October 2021 SMEX and others

Our courageous friend and colleague, Egyptian activist and technologist Alaa Abdel Fattah, must be released from his arbitrary detention immediately.

Identities experiencing the internet: Nepal survey report
Identities experiencing the internet: Nepal survey report 22 September 2021 Shubha Kayastha and Mamata Pokharel

This report tracks recent trends in internet use in Nepal, incorporates findings from a survey administered to 196 individuals from the Kathmandu valley and surrounding areas, and recommends a way forward to build a more inclusive, tolerant and feminist internet.

India: Spyware use violates Supreme Court privacy ruling
India: Spyware use violates Supreme Court privacy ruling 01 September 2021 Various

Eleven groups, including APC, call on Indian authorities to immediately, independently and credibly investigate the government’s alleged use of advanced spyware to target activists and apparent opponents.

APC policy explainer: Disinformation
APC policy explainer: Disinformation 30 August 2021 APC

APC considers disinformation to be a complex and multifaceted problem that cannot be properly addressed by a fragmented approach. It is also a multistakeholder challenge that requires dialogue between different sectors. In this document, APC explains why, where and how we work on this issue.

A proposal for caste-ing out media: Exploring the role that the media plays in ushering in a caste-sensitive society
A proposal for caste-ing out media: Exploring the role that the media plays in ushering in a caste-sensitive society 18 August 2021 APCNews

The second session of the Challenge Lecture Series 2021, “Decolonising media, communications and technology studies: An (anti)caste perspective”, addressed how analysis of the media on caste issues does not take into consideration how embedded and structural caste practices are in this field.

#HoldTheLine Coalition welcomes dismissal of cyber-libel charge against Maria Ressa and calls for remaining charges to be dropped
#HoldTheLine Coalition welcomes dismissal of cyber-libel charge against Maria Ressa and calls for remaining charges to be dropped 12 August 2021 Hold the Line Coalition

APC and the more than 80 other organisations that comprise the Coalition welcome the dismissal of a cyber-libel charge against Rappler CEO and founder Maria Ressa in the Philippines – the second spurious charge against Ressa to be dropped in just two months.

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