Freedom of expression
This joint submission encourages the Committee to seek information from the government of Pakistan concerning the exercise of human rights online.
Cyberspace has given the queer woman a chance to problematise the existing gender and sexual identities which, like any identity, are not static. It allows her to create and occupy spaces which will give her freedom and power in a way that the misogynistic physical world cannot provide.
Pakistan’s controversial cyber crime bill is poised to become a law after the National Assembly passed it today. Media Matters for Democracy, Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC remain extremely concerned over the failure of legislators to ensure that the law fulfils basic human rights standards.
Interview by Greg Macdougall of EquitableEducation.ca, from Monday August 8th, the first full day of the World Forum on Free Media in Montreal, in conjuncion with the World Social Forum happening Aug 9-14.
The OECD ministerial meeting on the digital economy currently taking place in Cancún, Mexico is a forum on public policies that shape the global economy. However, this important international event occurs in a critical social and political context for the Mexican government.
In India, Malaysia and Pakistan, many of the restrictions imposed on freedom of expression, assembly and association and on the right to privacy are being extended and sometimes heightened in online spaces.
The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, which focuses on the critical issue of the role of the ICT sector in the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression. The report will be presented at the Human Rights Council on 16 June. &...
APC welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, which focuses on the role of the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression.
Activist technology groups eQualit.ie and May First/People Link rally to mitigate DDoS attacks waged against Palestinian rights defenders and women’s and reproductive rights activists.