Freedom of expression

Nothing succeeds like success!
Nothing succeeds like success! 08 October 2007 APC

…So not only, Musharraf was exploiting public money but the money received purely for development purposes. Since Musharraf is "darling of the west", so am sure that nobody will question him or his Government on this outrageous expenditure and all the audits and reports will be cleared with no problems. Well, since last evening, its all government sponsored celebrations, dancing horses, laser light shows, music and fireworks, which though have already claimed 3 lives, burning a busy mar...

Forum Europe-China: IT systems on the age of the Internet
Forum Europe-China: IT systems on the age of the Internet 08 October 2007 APC

Citizens in China and Europe from the academia, NGO, companies, government met in Liège (Belgium) to exchange perspectives and discuss on the topic of Information Society and the Internet in China and Europe. The workshop on “IT systems on the age of the Internet” (4-5 October) was the first step of the China-Europe Forum (6-7 October). Citizens in China and Europe from the academia, NGO, companies, government met in Liège (Belgium) to exchange perspectives and discuss on the t...

Open up the Community Radio as Pilot basis: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee
Open up the Community Radio as Pilot basis: Ministry of Information formed a high level committee 24 September 2007 APC

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and with other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has been continuing advocacy with the Government for a long time to open up the Community Radio in Bangladesh. Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and with other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) has been continuing advocacy with the Government for a long time ...

EDRI General Assembly Reaffirms Current Course
EDRI General Assembly Reaffirms Current Course 13 September 2007 APC

Delegates representing NGOs-members of the EDRI (European Digital Rights) network took part in the General Assembly (GA) in Berlin September 1-2, 2007, discussing current issues of interest and the overall functioning of the association. Delegates representing NGOs-members of the EDRI (European Digital Rights) network took part in the General Assembly (GA) in Berlin September 1-2, 2007, discus...

Against the grain
Against the grain 10 September 2007 APC

I neared the press scrum. Really looked like some big wig was being interviewed. A South African minister? A popular news anchor, a role model for the many media students here at the Highway Africa conference? In the middle of the crowd, gathered on September 10, the first day of the biggest African conference on media and journalism, was Geoff Nyarota. Anyone know him? I neared the press scru...

Part One: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria
Part One: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria 13 August 2007 APC

The June 29, 2007 decision of the Bulgarian Administrative Court (VAS) to remove the protected status of the National Park Strandzha, has evoked a strong reaction from the Bulgarian blogsphere and also from the country’s vibrant environmental movement. The June 29, 2007 decision of the Bulgarian Administrative Court (VAS) to remove the protected status of the National Park Strandzha, has evo...

Part Two: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria
Part Two: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria 13 August 2007 APC

In this article I speak to Milena Bokova, BlueLink Information Network executive director, who talks about the intimidation against her colleague, blogger Michel Bozgounov, the threats to the freedom of online expression in her country, and the Bluelink Freenet Campaign. In Part One of this article, I outlined recent threats to the Bulgarian environment and the vibrant web-led protest movement...

Autonomy, security, identity: Beautiful words, worrying ties in the electronic world
Autonomy, security, identity: Beautiful words, worrying ties in the electronic world 28 May 2007 APC

What does identity have to do with security? How can we guarantee secure electronic user identification without compromising privacy? Why do airport officials need to know about your DNA when they are actually looking to see if you carry a bomb? The seventeenth edition of the Computer, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) conference held in Montréal, Canada, from May 1 to 4 2007, brought together many ex...

Bulgaria: Local and international freedom of expression networks turn up the heat
Bulgaria: Local and international freedom of expression networks turn up the heat 22 May 2007 FD for APCNews

Amendments to Bulgaria’s Access to Public Information Act were passed by the National Assembly at the first reading. Many of the proposed changes breach established international standards on the right to information and appear specifically designed to hinder access to public records. “It is particularly discouraging to see these changes to the Access to Information Act passed quietly...

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