Freedom of expression

Be part of the online media revolution!
Be part of the online media revolution! 16 May 2011 APC

The International Press Institute is now taking applications for the IPI Press Contest. The goal of the contest is to encourage the expansion of online free media in Africa, the Middle East and Europe by working with mobile, digital and open-source technology.

Human rights belong to people, not to networked computers
Human rights belong to people, not to networked computers 09 May 2011 GJ

Former New Zealand human rights commissioner Joy Liddicoat has just joined APC to lead a new Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign. Although she is busy getting ready for Internet Governance Forum consultations on May 18-19, she took a few moments to talk to APCNews.

Mozilla stands up to Homeland Security
Mozilla stands up to Homeland Security 06 May 2011 grady

Last month the Department of Homeland Security issued an affidavit for Mozilla, the most popular web browser among people who’ve never watched Matlock, to remove one of its add-ons.

Freedom on the Net 2011
Freedom on the Net 2011 27 April 2011 grady

As part of its 70th anniversary, Freedom House has published its 2011 report on Freedom on the Net. The publication includes in-depth and detailed country reports on restrictions to internet rights, as well as a global overview of freedom on the internet.

New research on sexuality and the internet is an “eye-opener”
New research on sexuality and the internet is an “eye-opener” 26 April 2011 KAH and AF

“It was an eye-opener,” says privacy advocate Gus Hosein when he talks about the findings from APC’s exploratory research on sexuality and the internet in Brazil, India, Lebanon, South Africa, and USA. And it’s given him some good ammunition with which to field those annoying radio callers who question the need for privacy online.

Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter
Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter 20 April 2011 Grady

Amid mounting protests over fuel and food prices, the Ugandan government called on ISPs to block access to Facebook and Twitter.

A Chinese Facebook?
A Chinese Facebook? 15 April 2011 grady

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest trip to China appears to have borne fruit. You know — that unidentifiable spiky fruit you just bought at the Chinese grocery store and now you’re not sure which part you’re supposed to eat.

International Press institute contest: 2.7 million dolloars to advance digital news
International Press institute contest: 2.7 million dolloars to advance digital news 12 April 2011 Lisa

Recent events in the Middle East have shown us that a new era in news making has arrived. The internet has shaped how news is disseminated, how it is received, and how it is digested.

Indian government censors erotic web comic
Indian government censors erotic web comic 04 April 2011 grady

In March 2011, the Indian government blocked Savita Bhabhi, an immensely popular soft-core web comic, sparking popular outcry.

Internet Rights and Principles Coalition publishes its Internet Bill of Rights
Internet Rights and Principles Coalition publishes its Internet Bill of Rights 01 April 2011 grady

The Internet Rights and Principles Coalition officially published its Internet Bill of Rights on March 31st as part of their second expert meeting in Sweden.

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