Freedom of expression

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.

The struggle for the realisation of the right to freedom of expression in Southern Africa
The struggle for the realisation of the right to freedom of expression in Southern Africa 01 December 2020 African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Coalition

This report focuses on the content of the right to freedom of expression and gives an assessment of restrictions to the right in Southern Africa. Through this report, we have identified key trends and recommendations for states, private sector actors and civil society to consider in the development of laws, policies and measures that impact the right to freedom of expression.

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.

Day 2 of the Internet Rules workshop: Navigating issues around meaningful access and the right to privacy
Day 2 of the Internet Rules workshop: Navigating issues around meaningful access and the right to privacy 25 November 2020 APCNews

With the first day centred around an introduction to basic legal concepts and the ICT law ecosystem, Day 2 of the Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop took on more complex issues of meaningful access to the internet and the many facets of privacy.

Joint letter in solidarity with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
Joint letter in solidarity with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights 23 November 2020 Various

The undersigned organisations express their deepest concern about the unprecedented escalation against EIPR, one of Egypt’s oldest and most reputable human rights organisations, including the arbitrary arrest and detention of three EIPR employees by Egyptian security forces since 15 November.

Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020
Internet Rules: Unboxing Digital Laws in South Asia workshop 2020 23 November 2020

Over the course of the week from 23 to 27 November 2020, the workshop will cover a variety of topics including ICT laws and jurisprudence, access, infrastructure and internet shutdowns, freedom of expression, gender and vulnerable groups, and legal methodology and process, among others.

Unshackling Expression: A study on online freedom of expression in Indonesia
Unshackling Expression: A study on online freedom of expression in Indonesia 19 November 2020 Alghiffari Aqsa

This report aims to provide an overview of the fulfilment and protection of online freedom of expression, identify specific issues related to laws that are often used against it, and also provide recommendations for improvements related to online freedom of expression in Indonesia.

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