Freedom of expression
APC and the organisations supporting this joint statement welcome the appointment of Dr. Ahmed Shaheed as the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief and his report to be presented at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council.
Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). APCNews interviewed Jessica Dheere and Mohamad Najem, the co-directors of SMEX, which just joined the APC network.
Restrictions on internet access – commonly known as internet shutdowns – in north-west and south-west Cameroon are now in their 14th day. The restrictions ordered by the government of Cameroon have specifically targeted Anglophone regions. APC notes these shutdowns with grave concern.
APC’s submission in response to the invitation issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa for written representations.
APC notes with grave concern the restrictions on internet access – commonly known as internet shutdowns – ordered by the government of Cameroon, which have been in effect since 17 January 2017.
Bytes for All, Pakistan has launched a new report that focuses on local and international advocacy initiatives to improve Pakistan’s compliance with international human rights law and practices in relation to freedom of assembly and of association online.
This report on the state of freedom of peaceful assembly and association online in Pakistan forms part of the baseline research conducted for the APC-IMPACT project, which aims to address restrictions on the internet by promoting and protecting internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan.
The following is an email message sent to the staff of APC and the members of the APC network on 3 December by Poncelet Ileleji, an APC individual member in Gambia.
APC along with Bytes for All, Pakistan and Digital Empowerment Foundation, India strongly condemn the harassment of human rights defenders in Malaysia through the raiding of the office of Persatuan Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor (EMPOWER) and the confiscation of important documents.